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Max Hartman is leaving Coventry Rugby and will be replaced by Marc Finney

Coventry Rugby announce that head of strength and conditioning, Max Hartman, is shortly leaving the club to pursue business interests.

The club places on record its gratitude for everything Max has achieved over the last two-and-a-half years, during which time he has played a very important role in the development of off-field structures.

Coventry Rugby also welcomes Marc Finney as athletic performance manager.

Marc has been at the top end of the sport for a long time, spending 10 years at Northampton Saints.

Rowland Winter said:

“Max has been hugely influential with the development of our S&C and rehab programmes, designing and implementing most of the performance structures from scratch.

“He now has a great opportunity to develop his involvement with MSC Performance in Birmingham working with high-performing athletes across many sports.

“We wish him well with his career and thank him for his time and efforts with Coventry Rugby.

“Marc was head of strength and conditioning prior to leaving Saints in the Summer. His experience and knowledge will drive the next stage of our development and I am sure he will be a great addition to the team.”

Max Hartman said:

“I’ve absolutely loved my time at Coventry, and in many ways am sorry to be leaving.

“However, since the club gained promotion, I have found the demands on my time have increased significantly, to the point that my business life has become over-stretched and my work-life balance is out of kilter.

“I have therefore decided that this must come first, and with regret, to step aside and allow someone else to focus on strength and conditioning.

“I’d like to thank Rowland, the players and all the staff at Cov for two-and-a-half very enjoyable years during which seeing everything grow and develop has been a tremendous experience.

“I will now enjoy visiting the Butts Park Arena as a fan, and really look forward to staying in touch with everybody.”