Jed-Forest coach Cunningham stands down

FOLLOWING a string of poor results Darren Cunningham has stood down from his post as head coach at Jed-Forest with immediate effect.

The Riverside Park outfit made the announcement on Sunday with President Billy Grieve, on behalf of the club, citing the bad start to the 2012/13 season, which sees the team at the bottom of the National League. He stated: “Darren has left the club after four years. Our recent bad run of results are against where Jed-Forest want to be in Scottish Rugby.

“Darren has always shown dedication and enthusiasm during his role as head coach at the club, however it is results that matter and to that end he has failed to deliver this season.

“We wish Darren well for the future. The club will now seek to appoint a new head coach in due course.”

Darren took Jed to the top of Premier C and Premiership 2 in successive seasons as well as winning the Kings of the 7s trophy earlier this year but, having lost several key players over the summer, have won just one game this campaign.