Ealing Trailfinders add Kieran Campbell to coaching panel

Kieran Campbell will join Ealing Trailfinders next season
Kieran Campbell will join Ealing Trailfinders next season

Ealing Trailfinders have confirmed the addition of former Ireland international Kieran Campbell to the coaching panel ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Campbell has had a playing career spanning across 13 years featuring for London Irish, Ulster and Connacht apart from featuring in three Tests for Ireland that came in 2005.

He started his coaching career with Ulster Academy joining them as Elite Performance Officer and backs specialist in 2012 and was appointed Academy Manager in 2015. The 41-year-old was the assistant coach of Ireland Under 20 side during the 2017 Under 20 World Cup and also helped them to a Grand Slam in Under 20 Six Nations in 2019.

Campbell will join Trailfinders next season and will be working mainly in skills and assisting in coaching the backs and attack.

"I am very excited with the opportunity and challenge of moving to Ealing Trailfinders for the 2021-2022 season," he told the club's official website.

"I have been hugely impressed by Ben's description of the processes and infrastructure they have in place. It is clear that they are extremely confident in what they are developing and are very much on course to being successful.”

“The opportunity to work as a senior coach in the skills and attack areas of the game is the challenge I have been seeking and I am delighted to have been given this opportunity.”

Meanwhile, Director of Rugby Ben Ward believes Campbell's addition to the coaching panel will bring in a lot of value.

“Kieran has a wealth of experience and we are very excited that he will be joining us. He shares the same vision of how the game should be played, and we believe he will be a brilliant appointment as we look to keep making strides forward.”