IT IS with much regret that we announce the departure of Pete Drewett and Phil Greening from Plymouth Albion RFC.
The Club has lost the support of a financial backer who was underwriting their salaries and in all the circumstances Pete Drewett did not feel able to stay with the Club.
We tried our best to keep the coaching team in place for a further period whilst we resolve the issues but for understandable personal reasons this was not possible. We will maintain contact to explore options.
The Board is raising additional funds and is meeting with shareholders of the Club in early January to resolve the situation. A further announcement will be made later.
In the short term Nat Saumi and John Roberts will take responsibility for coaching and James Owen will continue in the fitness and conditioning role.
It is a stressful time for all involved and in particular for Pete who joined Albion for an exciting career change opportunity and in the brief time with us has made a positive impact.