Featherstone Rovers have confirmed that head coach Ryan Carr will leave the club ahead of next season to return to Australia.
Carr has enjoyed a fantastic solitary season in the UK, guiding Rovers to within 80 minutes of Super League, but has elected to move back to Australia for family reasons.
The 31 year old had nothing but good things to say about the West Yorkshire club and thanked them for the opportunity presented to him this year.
“I am grateful to everyone involved at Featherstone Rovers to have had the chance to coach at such a proud and historic club. I have been blessed this year with a very special playing group that has been filled with good people who all wanted to work hard for each other and buy in to what we wanted to do,” he told the club website.
“The decision to leave Featherstone is down to family reasons, not a Rugby League decision. I base my decisions on the happiness and wellbeing of my family first with my Rugby League career coming second to that. I have to do what is best for my family which unfortunately means going back to Australia with my young family.”