Paddy Anson leaves Exeter Chiefs to join Gloucester staff
Paddy Anson is to join Gloucester's backroom staff as their new head of strength and conditioning.
The 39-year-old former Royal Marine has been in a similar role at Exeter Chiefs since the 2006-07 season.
He previously had a spell at Kingsholm as academy coach as well as a one-year stint with Worcester Warriors.
"I've had six very good years with the Chiefs but I wanted to keep challenging myself as a coach," Anson told BBC Gloucestershire.
"It was a good opportunity to come to Gloucester. I know the structures and I know the systems.
"It's a fantastic club with passionate fans and a great history."
But with seven new faces already signed for next season, and the influx of young players coming up through the academy, Anson is looking forward to helping re-build the squad.
"Initially, when you go somewhere it's about trying get systems in place and getting the transition right," he added.
"There's a new group of players coming in from other clubs and there's a young group of players who are already here, as well as a new group of coaches.
"It's about trying to get the balances right and the ethic and culture within the club is a good starting point."