Yorkshire Carnegie have strengthened their Academy coaching team with the appointment of former player Scott Barrow as their new Academy Player Performance Coach.

Barrow spent four seasons at Headingley Carnegie as a player, making 82 appearances and scoring nine tries and in his first season at Headingley Carnegie he helped the team achieve promotion to the Premiership.

His new role will involve having lead responsibilities over player development for the 16-18 age group, head coach duties of the Under-18s and assistant coaching with the club’s Under-16s, alongside head coach Danny Wild.

Barrow joins the club having developed as a coach, specialising in working with the 13-18 age groups.  More recently he has worked full time with Kings School Macclesfield in Cheshire for the last four years.

During his 16-year playing career the former centre also had a spell playing Rugby League with St Helens before returning to the fifteen-man game with Glasgow in 2004.

Speaking about joining the Yorkshire Carnegie coaching set up Barrow said: “It’s great to be back at the club. I have learnt a lot about the development of young men both on and off the field during my time at King’s School Macclesfield, coupled with my experience at elite level rugby I feel it puts me in a good place to take on this role. It is a role I am looking forward to getting stuck into.

“Working with Jon Pendlebury and Ben Lazenby along with the other academy staff will be great for me and a fantastic opportunity for me to progress as a coach and to make the future a bright one for Yorkshire Carnegie with these talented young stars coming through.”