The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild appointed a new General Manager (GM) back before Christmas and we thought it was time to let you know a bit more about David Edwards.
David is the father of Wild player Rhys Edwards and he kindly took on the position after previous incumbent Jon Anderson had to step back due to his other business commitments. As the title suggests, his role at the Wild is the general management of the club. He will look after each individual aspect and department and make sure that they have what they need to drive the club forward.
Talking about David’s appointment as GM, Wild Directors Danny Davies and Georgia Weekes said:
“I’m sure everyone would agree that the hard work and dedication we have seen from David since December has been nothing short of amazing! We have the utmost confidence in David to drive the club forward in the right direction.”
“We really are delighted to have David on board and we’re excited to see how his skills and dedication will be reflected in the club going forward.”
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our previous GM Jon Anderson who made a big impact on the club in the short space of time that he was with us. Although it’s unfortunate that Jon couldn’t continue in the role, he has shown a tremendous amount of support in the transition period of David taking over and we’re grateful for his ongoing assistance”
Commenting on his role with the Wild, Edwards said:
“It’s great to be involved with the Widnes family. When I was asked to support Jando as his assistant I didn’t for the life of me think I'd end up taking over the GM role full time. Jon was a huge loss for the team and I would like to thank Danny and Georgia and the lads for their support during the transition.”
“I have managed junior ice hockey teams in the past as well as a GB BISHA (inline) U16’s team , so I have experience in team management but General Manager is on a whole other level. I have some big shoes to fill following the experience and success of Jon Anderson but, hopefully, I can continue to help Widnes Wild to grow and be the team that I believe they can be.”
“Since Joey Coulter has taken over the coaching we have spoken about the plans for the remainder of the season and are looking at finishing the season on a high, we have already won one piece of silverware this season and we want to push on towards the playoffs.”