Coach and fans praise Bob Stewart's influence

First published in Sport

THERE have been many reasons for coach Mark Harris' enjoyment at Wyeside this season.

But there has been one man - assistant Bob Stewart - who has helped, above all, according to Harris.

Stewart, who originally worked with the youth teams, has played an integral part in the coaching of the team and Harris couldn’t have wished for a better assistant.

“I’ve worked really well with Bob, he’s a great guy and we trust each other; there’s been talk of getting a new coach in, but why fix something that’s not broke?

"Bob’s experience in coaching the young lads before has been invaluable in getting the transition right for them to make the step up into the first team. He’s got a lot of respect from the youngsters and they all look up to him without a doubt. It’s what we needed between the firsts and the colts, I mean I know the boys but Bob has been with them for years and it’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with someone so committed to the club”.

It’s not just Harris who recognises the great work that Stewart has done for the club.

The supporters on the sideline are just as impressed by Stewart's efforts.

Karen Ewins, the mum of Hereford's top try-scorer Tom Ewins, said: “Bob’s been great; he’s a lovely man and does a lot of work for the club alongside Mark. I’ve known him since he was coaching Tom in the youth team and they all love Bob. He’s enthusiastic and that has certainly rubbed off on the players and us fans, too”.

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