Leeds Tykes

Lucock steps up

By Angela Rimmington Brown
Head coach Pete Lucock

Pete Lucock will be the Leeds Tykes Head Coach for the 2024/25 season. He rejoined the Tykes last season after spells at Doncaster and Newcastle. Pete combined playing with coaching last season alongside previous Head Coach Mike Aspinall. Mike and Pete proved to be a successful combination working astutely on the attacking side of the game, helping the team to amass a mountainous 1111 points across 28 games. Mike and Pete’s roles will be somewhat reversed for the upcoming season as Aspinall will provide more of a supporting role.

Pete Lucock had this to say about his appointment: “I started out in Leeds Academy and graduated to become a player. To be appointed as Head Coach of my boyhood club is an honour.

“I am looking forward to getting started and building on the success we had last year.”

Director of Rugby, Pete Seabourne commented: “Having brought Pete back home last season in a player-coach capacity from Newcastle Falcons, the plan was always for him to take over from Mike Aspinall at some stage. I believe that Pete, after Mike’s mentorship and guidance last season, is now ready to take up the reins at the Tykes in what will be his first head coach role. I am looking forward to working with him and forwards coach, James Phillips, to see where we can take this group next season.”

If you have any questions that you would like to put to our new Head Coach, please ask them in the ‘leave a reply’ box below. These and those asked on social media will be answered by Pete in an upcoming Q&A video.

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