CLECKHEATON RUFC head coach Ian Armitage is to call it a day and step down at the end of the season.
After two decades of coaching Armitage is taking a well-earned rest and will also be enjoying an extended break with his family when they travel to Australia this winter.
Moorenders chairman Neil Gillan said he was sorry to let him go and added: “We had a long chat when he told me of his decision and he feels he needs a rest from rugby coaching, after so many years at it.
“He is going to remain a member of Cleckheaton Sports Club and we hope to see him at some of the games next season.”
Gillan also confirmed that former Bradford Northern, Castleford, Wakefield player and former Morley RU head coach Pete Seabourne will replace Armitage at Moorend.
Club officials thanked Ian for his great contribution over the last two seasons, as well as the year previously when he was assistant coach.