Diprose Extends Contract with Harlequins
Tony Diprose, the defense coach as well as the academy manager of newly crowned Aviva Premiership champions Harlequin FC has signed a new two year contract extension with the club that will keep him at the Twickenham Stoop till the end of 2014/15 season.
The Quins, which finished the regular season at the top of the table and won the playoff final against the Leicester Tigers handsomely boats one of the best defensive records in all the major leagues in Europe and it is being believed that this contract extension is just reward for the work he has done in turning the side into championship material.
Asked about this new contract extension, the 39 year old stated that it feels as if he is learning, developing and maturing hugely by being a part of the coaching set up of the first team and added that after the success of the season, it just makes him more driven to continue the cycle of success and he is keen to keep the side rolling and also looking forward to develop some of the players from the academy of Harlequin FC to stars for the first team.
Having retired from playing in 2006 after 15 long years at the top with various clubs, Diprose took over the duties of the academy at the club in 2008 and has since then, turned it into one of the best academies in the country whose infrastructure can match any of the club’s academies in France.
Conor O’Shea, the Director of Rugby for Harlequin FC stated that the work that Tony has done with first team as well as with developing the youngsters has been nothing but phenomenal and it is only good for the club to keep hold of him for as long as they possibly can.