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Warriors appoint new academy manager
2:06pm Monday 9th July 2012 in News
Hewitt, the former Gloucester Academy assistant manager, will leave his current role as head coach of CR La Vila in Spain to take up the role at Warriors.
A former Royal Marine for over 20 years, Hewitt has an impressive rugby background with a proven track record in RFU Championship, Premiership and European environments.
Hewitt, who played for Plymouth Albion, Devon and the Combined Services, worked as coach at the South West of England Rugby Academy (SWERA) based at Ivybridge Community College between 2002 and 2004.
He was Gloucester Rugby Academy assistant manager between 2004 and 2006. During that period he coached Gloucester to the Middlesex Sevens title in 2005 and runners-up spot in 2004.
The 53-year-old also enjoyed success at Cornish Pirates over a three-year period as assistant coach and then head coach. Hewitt helped Pirates win the EDF Energy Cup in 2007.
Hewitt, who has also coached the Samurai Invitational Sevens side in a number of competitions around the world, has spent the last three years working in Spain with CR La Vila and guided them to the League de Honour title in 2010/11 and Super Cup in 2011.
“I want the best possible people working at the club as we strive to create the right environment and the appointment of Mark helps complete the final piece of the jigsaw with our backroom staff,” said head coach Richard Hill.
Hewitt said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining the Warriors. The club has such fantastic potential and when I came over for interview I was impressed by everything I saw and can’t wait to be a part of it as we take the club forward."