Leeds Tykes announces that Director of Rugby Jon Callard will leave the club at the end of the season. This is a mutual decision taken with the club’s best interests at heart. Both Jon and the board recognised that as relegation to National League 2 was confirmed after Saturday’s result, a change was needed.
Pete Seabourne, who has been a leading part of the management at Leeds Tykes for the past two seasons, will assume immediate responsibility for rugby matters for the rest of this season and we are pleased to announce that Pete will also be appointed as the club’s Director of Rugby for the 2023-24 season, where he will undertake this position alongside his current role as Head of Rugby at the University of Leeds.
The board and everyone at Leeds Tykes would like to thank Jon Callard for his commitment to the club over the past two seasons and it is recognised that Jon had a major part to play in the rebuild of Leeds Tykes at a difficult time for the club. Jon has had a significant impact and he will always be welcomed at Leeds Tykes.
The board and everyone at the club are disappointed with this season’s outcome but our aim is now to move forward positively with Pete Seabourne in his new role.
Alastair Da Costa
Chair, Leeds Tykes