Britton appointed North West Warriors selector
The NWCU have confirmed that Andy Britton has been appointed on to the North West Warriors selection committee this week.
The Brigade skipper and former Ireland International, who this week confirmed that he and his wife Kirsty are expecting their first child in October, brings international, interprovincial and local knowledge to the selection group.
“I got a call from Boyd and he wanted to come and look at our square at Beechgrove ahead of a warm-up game next week” said ‘Britz’.
He also wanted to talk to me about becoming involved with the Warriors selection committee and we had a really good chat. Obviously it’s an advantage that I’m still playing so I’ll be able to advise on that side of things.
It’s something I think I’ll enjoy doing. It will be a chance maybe for some of the younger lads who are doing well to get a chance to be brought into the squad.
The Warriors set-up has moved on over the last few years. It’s far more professional now and being a good player isn’t enough on its own. I’ll have no problem suggesting lads I think should get a chance but they’ll need the character to play at that level too.
I’m happy to be able to help the North West and give something back. I will give the role 100% but that will mean some straight talking at times which I think they’ll expect anyway.”
Andy will join Marshall Kilgore, Mark Olphert, Andy McBrine and Boyd Rankin on the selection panel ahead of the Warriors first Interprovincial game against Leinster Lightning on the 3rd May.
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