WHITEHAVEN Rugby League CEO Barry Morgan has announced he will be stepping down from his role due to health issues and family commitments.

The statement which was released yesterday (June 22)  addressed how the decision had been made with a 'heavy heart' and that he wished the team the 'best of luck' for the rest of the season.

In the statement which was posted to Whitehaven Rugby League's social media pages. Barry Morgan said: "Following the conclusion of the Dewsbury game tomorrow (23 June 2024) I will be stepping down as CEO of Whitehaven RLFC.

"It is with a heavy heart that I make this decision but health issues and family commitments coupled with increasing demands of the club to generate income outside of games have taken their toll.

"I would like to wish the current board and all those associated with WRLFC the best of luck for the remaining part of the season.



 "I will continue to help out if required around the ground but not as part of the BOD.

"A younger person with a fresh set of legs is what this great club needs to move it forward.

"I leave this club having reduced with assistance of this great BoD’s, numerous debts from when I joined the club may 2023 to give this club a fighting chance at survival in this ever increasing difficult championship. Yours Faithfully, Barry Morgan"

Morgan's last game in charge will be tomorrow as the side take on Dewsbury in the Championship.