Richards Mathers: Warrington appoint player welfare manager

Richard Mathers
Richard Mathers won the Challenge Cup with Warrington in 2009 and 2010

Richard Mathers has returned to Super League side Warrington Wolves to become their player welfare manager.

The 32-year-old announced his retirement in September after receiving a six-month ban from the Rugby Football League for breaching betting rules.

Mathers was playing at Championship side London Broncos before he quit playing and the full-back also had stints at Leeds, Wigan and Wakefield.

"It's funny how the world works," Mathers told the club website.

"I first signed at Warrington as a 13-year-old, then made my Super League debut in 2002 and now I'm starting the next chapter in my professional life back where it all began.

"I think player welfare is crucial to success on the field. I'll be doing all I can to ensure the players have career development plans and be a support network to complement Tony Smith and his football staff off the field."

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