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Heartland Coach Reappointed for 2018

Matthew Bartleet will continue as Head Coach of the Thames Valley team for the 2018 season. Following the announcement of his reappointment Bartleet said he was delighted with the news and was eager to get on with preparations for next season.

Bartleet has just completed his first year in the role where he was faced with rebuilding a team that had gone winless throughout the entire 2016 season.

This year they had a preseason win against the Auckland Colts and three competition wins which is a step in the right direction but Bartleet will be aiming much higher in 2018.

Bartleet will be accompanied by his Assistant Coaches, David Harrison and Joe Murray along with the same back up crew as in 2017.