Sandwell Steelers Announce New Head Coach

Following Head Coach Jay Alexander stepping down at the end of the Steelers’ highly successful #Britball16 campaign, the Sandwell Steelers began their search for a new lead-man for their Senior Men’s side in late September.

One of the top young programmes in the country, Sandwell have found success, and found it early – as discussed recently in our ‘Started from the bottom, now we’re already here’ article released late last week.

Last night the Steelers were pleased to announce that their search was over, as they raised one of their own to the pinnacle of the programme, appointment Coach Ross Barrow to the Head Coach position.

As per the Sandwell Steelers’  Facebook page:


The Sandwell Steelers Adult Programme is pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Barrow to the position of Head Coach.

Club Chairman Anthony Green has stated “We are delighted with the appointment of Coach Barrow, he has been a member of the Steeler Family for a few years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. We’re very excited to see the positive impact his skills will have on the Team.”

Coach Barrow’s next challenge is preparing the team and coaching staff for the 2017 season where the Steelers will be looking to improve upon the 2016 seasons success.”

Coach Barrow has played a major role in the huge success the Steelers have found in recent seasons and provides continuity to a programme that is clearly on a fast track to the top of the Britball pyramid if they keep up their pace of development.

Coach Ross Barrow via
Coach Ross Barrow
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Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1