Cornish Sharks coach begins rebuilding process

Cornish Sharks

Cornish Sharks coach Brian Smallworth has begun the process of rebuilding his squad after the side missed out on the end of season play-offs.

A 22-0 home defeat by the South Wales Warriors last Saturday ended the Sharks' chances of qualification.

The Newquay-based team are third in BAFA Division 2 West, having lost four of their nine matches.

Smallworth told BBC Radio Cornwall: "We need a new defensive co-ordinator and more coaches."

He continued: "But it's exciting times - we've got people all over Cornwall that want to try American football."

Smallworth is also keen to sign two strong safety ends and to improve his offense.

"We need a couple more linemen and maybe some new running backs," he acknowledged.

"Due to injuries we've only had two running backs."

The Sharks finish their season with a home match against Gloucester Banshees on Sunday.