Getty is new Phoenix coach

Schinkel comes to Pendle from his native South Africa

Schinkel comes to Pendle from his native South Africa

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Pendle Phoenix have unveiled Getty Schinkel as their new head coach for the coming season.

Schinkel comes to Pendle from his native South Africa, where for many years he successfully played Level 1 rugby.

This new chapter for Phoenix comes as long-standing head coach Graham Ratcliffe retires from coaching to take on an active role behind the scenes.

On moving to England, Getty played for Burnley, Fylde, Halifax and Sale Jets.

The experienced coach has also recently worked as head coach at Manchester Rugby so Pendle are very happy to bring Getty home to Lancashire to begin a new era at Pendle RUFC.

Getty has been working hard with the squad for the past five weeks, with his high-intensity, hard-hitting style of coaching seeing a fresh and exciting new ethos.

If you are an experienced player looking to play again or are new to the game, training sessions are Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-45-8 p.m. at Hodge House Community Centre.