Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Former Albion boss Dawe agrees to lend Brixham a hand in pre-season

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FORMER Plymouth Albion boss Graham Dawe has agreed to help out National Three South West side Brixham this summer.

Brixham asked Dawe if he could offer them some assistance as they look for a new head coach to replace Dan Parkes, who recently left them to take up a similar position at Albion.

Dawe says Brixham are just one of a number of clubs in the Devon and Cornwall area that he will be helping out with some coaching as he considers his long-term future following his controversial departure from Albion in April.

“I enjoy coaching and it is nice to get involved with ambitious clubs in the region,” said Cornwall boss Dawe, who did some scrum work with England earlier this year.

“Brixham were one of a number of clubs in Devon and Cornwall who asked me if I would be interested in assisting them and having talked to them I have agreed to help them out an informal basis. Hopefully, I can be of some help to them in the short-term.

“I have also agreed to work with some other clubs as well.”

One of those other clubs is believed to be Cornish side Penryn.

Dawe, who did some consultancy work with Premiership side Saracens before returning to Albion in 2015 after a three-and-a-half year absence, recently admitted he turned down a coaching role with an international side as he did not feel it was ‘the right fit’ for him at the time.

Meanwhile, Albion have appointed Ali Hannaford as their new chairman.

The 55-year-old runs Newton Abbot-based food manufacturing company Paramount 21.

She said: “It is a real honour to be asked to become chairman of Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club.”

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