Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Former Albion boss Dawe happy to work with a number of clubs this season

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FORMER Plymouth Albion boss Graham Dawe is planning to work with a number of clubs at various levels of the game this coming season.

Dawe has agreed to continue the coaching coordinator role he has been doing at Brixham this summer for the foreseeable future, but Martin Worthington will remain as coach of the National Three South West side.

Former England international Dawe has been combining that role at Astley Park with doing some work with Cornish side Penryn and a few other clubs in the area on an informal basis.

Dawe says that will continue and he is also planning to do some consultancy work with some professional sides in the coming months, similar to what he did with Saracens a couple of years ago and England last.

“I will be continuing to help out Brixham for the foreseeable future,” said Dawe, who says he enjoys working with the south Devon club.

“But I will still be working with other clubs in different leagues as a consultant. That work, though, will not affect any work I do with Brixham.”

Dawe returned to Albion in 2015 after a three-and-a-half year absence and rebuilt the side following their relegation from the Championship under James Shanahan. The club won 22 of their 30 league matches but Albion were taken over by former players Dave Venables and Bruce Priday at the end of last season and they surprisingly asked Dawe to leave.

Former Bath player Dawe, who in an earlier spell at Albion took them from the bottom of National Three South to within touching distance of the Premiership, has had offers to work in the professional game since leaving Plymouth, including an international role, but they were not attractive enough for him to leave the West Country.

“I have been offered some full-time roles but they were outside the area and were just not the right fit at the right time,” said Dawe, who is also Cornwall’s head coach.

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