"A number of the backroom team have been recognised for their outstanding work and development over the last few years with promotions while key members of staff have agreed to remain and take the club forward again.
"I would like to take this opportunity to wish Keir Hansen and Lee Cleaver every success with moves overseas and also Mike Hall and Matthew Sherratt all the very best as they move on to work at Bristol Rugby in the RFU Championship."
Ben Macdonald (Head of Medical Services) and Mike Lancaster (Senior Physiotherapist) will continue their excellent work by leading the Medical Services team at Sixways. This season their impressive and dedicated work has seen the injury rate drop in the club, with only Pat Sanderson ruled out of the RFU Championship final through injury.
They will be supported by Karl Denvir who steps up from the role of Academy Physiotherapist to become the newly created Rehabilitation Co-ordinator at Warriors. Denvir will link the Medical Services and Strength and Conditioning teams as he concentrates on those players ruled out through injury. John Chaffe, who previously worked with the AASE scheme at Sixways, has been given his first permanent contract as Academy Physiotherapist and Terry Gasper remains Club Doctor.
Strength & Conditioning
Stuart Pickering has been promoted to the role of Head of Strength & Conditioning at Warriors ahead of the forthcoming season in the top-flight. Pickering replaces Keir Hansen who has decided to return to his native New Zealand with his family this summer following a five-year stay at Sixways.
Scott Pearson joins the club as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. Pearson previously worked as Head of Strength & Conditioning at Doncaster Knights and Senior Strength & Conditioning at both Sale Sharks and Manchester Rugby Club.
Lee Cleaver leaves his position as Academy Strength & Conditioning to move to Cyprus. Ryan Fisher, who has excelled with his work with the AASE scheme, has had the responsibility of Academy added to his previous role.
The club has also appointed Kyle Goggin in a newly created role of Sports Scientist within the Strength & Conditioning team. Kyle will use advanced GPS and Strength & Conditioning data within his new role to bring the very best out of the squad at Sixways.
Tom Tench is promoted to become Senior Performance Analyst following the departure of Mike Hall to Bristol where he becomes Academy Manager. Tench has been with Warriors since 2006 and has a degree in Sports Coaching Science and is completing his Masters in Performance Analysis. The role of Academy Performance Analyst will be filled in due course.
The work of International Sport Nutritionist Dr. Adam Carey played a huge role for Warriors during last season as a leaner, fitter and stronger squad of players won promotion. Dr. Carey, who previously worked as Nutritional Director with the RFU between 1999 and 2006 and with the ECB, has now agreed a two-year deal to continue his pioneering work at the club. Tracey Priddey will continue as Playing Department Chef, a position that was created during the RFU Championship season.
Warriors are delighted to confirm the appointment of Simon Lane as the new AASE Co-ordinator at Sixways. Lane has constantly impressed with his work within the Community team at Warriors and coaching at Worcester University. Lane replaces Matthew Sherratt who leaves the club to join Bristol Rugby as Academy Coach. Lane will work alongside Physiotherapist John Chaffe and Strength & Conditioning coach Ryan Fisher who will oversee the ASSE scheme and be supported by Chim Gale and Jamie Bates.