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Thu Apr 24 23:46:56 SAST 2014

Coetzee extends contract with WP

TEAMtalk Media | 21 February, 2012 12:210 Comments
SupeRugby: DHL Stormers training session
Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee (R), Robbie Fleck and Matthew Proudfoot in conversation during a Stormers training session at High Performance Centre, Bellville on January 24, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa
Image by: Ashley Vlotman / Gallo Images

Western Province Rugby has announced that Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has signed a three-year contract extension.

Similar extensions have also been offered to assistants Robbie Fleck and Matthew Proudfoot, as well as defence coach Jacque Nienaber.

WP Rugby also confirmed that a high performance manager reporting directly to Coetzee, would be appointed shortly.

This portfolio would include the management of player affairs both on and off the pitch, including assistance with player contracting for the side.

Coetzee said he was happy to re-sign with WP.

"Contrary to recent media reports our management team and athletes are a very happy and settled group," he told the Stormers' official website.

"As a management team we were all eager to re-affirm our commitment to WP and hopefully this puts this matter to bed.

"The appointment of the high performance manager will streamline and simplify our contracting procedures, as well as handling all player and admin affairs, ensuring the coaches and athletes have complete freedom to focus solely on the game."

He explained that his attention now turns to Saturday's Super Rugby opener against the Hurricanes at Newlands.

"It's a big week for us and as a group our focus is on one thing and one thing only - our opener against the Hurricanes on Saturday," said Coetzee.

"We are well prepared, very motivated and will be going all out to make this a big year."

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