Tom Williams takes charge of Falcons’ attack

Thursday 09 November 2023 Written by: Mark Smith

Newcastle Falcons can confirm that Tom Williams will step up and take charge of the team’s attack as part of a coaching re-organisation.

The 32-year-old joined as transition coach in the summer from Jersey Reds, whom he helped steer to the RFU Championship title, after a playing career which saw him featuring for Cardiff Blues, Scarlets and Jersey.

Mark Laycock will return to a role with the Falcons’ academy, with whom he enjoyed great success prior to joining the first-team staff.

Head coach Alex Codling said: “Tom Williams joined us in the summer having played a significant role in helping Jersey to win the RFU Championship, and he has already brought a lot to the group.

“He has offered a fresh pair of eyes and some great ideas around how we can sharpen our attack, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact he can make in this new role.

“Mark Laycock is a really valued member of our coaching group who has a proven track record in bringing players through our academy who have gone on to shine at Premiership and even international level.

“He has made a great contribution during our time working together, and I know our academy will benefit hugely from his expertise.

“Bringing through our own players is a massive part of what this club is about, and Mark has a big role to play in the continued success of our academy programme.”

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