Whitehaven opt to part with head coach Dave Woods

Dave Woods
Woods previously had spells at Castleford, Gateshead and York

Whitehaven have confirmed head coach Dave Woods will not be offered a new contract for the 2015 season.

Former Castleford, Gateshead and York boss Woods joined Haven in 2012 and secured their Championship rugby league status in 2014.

"The directors believe the time is right to move forward in a new direction," the club statement said.

"We are confident there will be significant interest in the coaching position for the 2015 season."

Australian Woods helped Castleford back into Super League in 2005 and also achieved promotions from Championship One with Gateshead and York in 2008 and 2010.

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