Ian Morgan: Cornwall coach steps down from role with County Championship side

Ian Morgan
Cornwall have reached Twickenham in each season that Morgan has been involved with the side

Ian Morgan has stepped down from his role as backs coach for Cornwall's County Championship side.

He says he is finding it difficult to balance his Cornwall job with his family and work commitments and his role in charge of Camborne RFC.

Morgan was appointed to the role when Graham Dawe took over before the 2014 County Championship campaign.

He has helped Cornwall to three successive finals at Twickenham, winning the last two.

"I have a full-time job at Bodmin College along with the director of rugby at Camborne, and of course family commitments, and I have found it increasingly difficult to juggle them all," Morgan said in a statement.

"I have therefore taken the very difficult decision to resign from my position with the Cornwall RFU.

"I wish the CRFU, players and everyone involved my very best wishes for the future, and wish them every success."

Cornwall RFU chair Denis Preece said: "Ian and Graham have formed a good partnership and shaped the senior XV into one that has become the most successful in our history.

"We fully understand the pressures placed upon people like Ian and trying to find a balance is difficult for any volunteer. We thank Ian and his family for the work and commitment and wish them every success in the future."

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