Sam Jones appointed Knights Community Coach.
5th January 2021
Back-row Sam Jones has taken up the role of DRFC Community Coach as he continues his recovery from concussion.
Flanker Sam Jones became the first Academy graduate to turn pro with the Knights after he signed as a teenager in early 2018 and will now put his skills to work in the Club’s community foundation – Doncaster In Union.
The 21-year-old made 19 senior appearances for the Club, turning many heads with his performances, but after a promising pre-season Sam was forced to sit out the 2019/20 campaign following a series of head injuries.
Sam will continue his recovery while working under the guidance of Rugby Development Director Glen Kenworthy; engaging schools and junior clubs across the region as we look to expand the Knights’ reach and impact in local communities.
Sam will have complete access to the Castle Park medical department and will have a clear path back to the first team should his progress make that possible.
Speaking on his new appointment Sam said “Obviously, it’s been really tough over the last couple of seasons with my head injuries, playing for the Knights has been fantastic & playing rugby professionally is what I’ve always wanted to do.
“I feel fit and strong but am aware of the dangers of concussion and will only look at getting my boots back on if, and when, the specialists say it’s safe.
“I’m really looking forward to throwing myself into my new role and working with Kendo to promote the Club in as many schools as possible; fingers crossed the Covid situation improves quickly and we can get to work soon”