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Bears announce Dual Reg with Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull Kingston Rovers & Coventry Bears agree Dual Registration Partnership 

Hull Kingston Rovers and Coventry Bears have agreed a dual registration agreement to cover the remainder of the 2018 season.

The Robins will continue to work with current partners York City Knights alongside the Bears to provide additional opportunities for first team players to gain valuable game time and experienc in Betfred League One, with Coventry having the opportunity to select players from a full-time environment to strengthen their ranks.

Tim Sheens 

Tim Sheens 


Hull Kingston Rovers head coach Tim Sheens: “Our partnership with York works really well for us on a number of levels, but with a large squad to select from and several players due back from injury in the coming weeks, we wanted to explore another dual registration agreement to increase our options.

We’re conscious that both clubs have their own existing squads in place and it’s important that we work with them closely and communicate openly. When done properly, dual registration can be mutually beneficial for both parties so we’re looking forward to further strengthening our existing relationship with Coventry and supporting a team that is working really hard for the sport outside of the heartlands of the game in this country. 

We’ve always prided ourselves on the attitude shown by our players who have gone out on dual registration and we expect that to be the case once again with the Bears.”

Coventry’s first team head coach, Tom Tsang, said: “As a club we have made a commitment to developing young, local talent to allow us to be sustainable into the future. This is still without question our aim.

 “However, as the season has progressed, we have increasingly felt that in order to be able to achieve this, we need to introduce some more high quality and experienced players from whom our local squad can learn, allowing them to develop faster as a result.

“We are very grateful to Hull KR who have given us the opportunity to provide this injection of talent and I am sure all involved will benefit greatly. We have taken players from Hull KR in previous seasons – all of whom have kicked on and are now enjoying successful careers in the sport. We look forward to being part of that process again and these players aiding our squad’s development.”

As part of the new dual registration agreement, Rovers first team players Joe Cator and Brad Clavering will be made available to Coventry this week.

Tom Tsang 

Tom Tsang 

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