Newcastle Falcons defence coach Scott Baldwin steps down

Scott Baldwin joined Newcastle Falcons as defence coach last summer
Scott Baldwin joined Newcastle Falcons as defence coach last summer

Newcastle Falcons have confirmed that defence coach Scott Baldwin will step down from his role ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Baldwin joined the backroom staff of the Premiership club last summer following his retirement from playing career but the club endured a tough season where they lost all 18 matches as they finished at the bottom of the table.

“I’ve got a young family down in South Wales and it has been tough commuting up and down to Newcastle, living in a hotel during the week and nipping back for the odd day in between games.

“I want to be fair to my family and also to the club, who have been great in terms of understanding my situation.

“I’d like to thank all the players and staff at the Falcons for the support they have given me during my season up in the North East, and the effort they’ve shown.

“Everyone would acknowledge it has been a challenging year but I really enjoyed working with the lads up there, and I’ve grown as a coach and a person during that time.

“I’m now looking forward to my next challenge back in Wales, which is away from rugby. I’ll be doing some coaching at semi-pro level a couple of nights a week so I’ll retain a foot-hold in the game, and I wish nothing but the best for Newcastle Falcons as they move into next season.”