Chesterfield Panthers part with promotion winning coach Derek Sherlock

Chesterfield Panthers v Keyworth Derrick
Sherlock hoisted up by his Chesterfield Panthers squad as they secure the championship with a dominant victory over keyworth Photo By James Williamson
Chesterfield Panthers v Keyworth Derrick Sherlock hoisted up by his Chesterfield Panthers squad as they secure the championship with a dominant victory over keyworth Photo By James Williamson

Chesterfield Panthers RUFC have parted company with coaches Derek Sherlock and Walsale Sovatabua.

Sherlock was in charge of the club’s first team when they sealed promotion from the Midlands Division Four East in 2014.

He can be pictured above on the shoulders of that successful side after their last home game of the season at Dunston Road.

In a statement issed to its members, the club confirmed the split after they sought support from the RFU.

It read: “After much deliberation and with substantial input and support from the RFU the Committee has reached the decision to amicably part company with coaches Derek Sherlock and Walsale Sovatabua with immediate effect.

“Our thanks go out to both for their efforts over the last three seasons particularly in gaining promotion for our 1st XV from Level 4 to Level 3.

“The RFU have agreed to assist with coaching on a temporary basis and will be working alongside us until a new coaching team has been established to carry the Club forward.”