The Sydney Roosters have named former Eels and Rabbitohs coach Jason Taylor as their new coach for the Roosters NYC Under 20’s side in 2011.

In what is a fairly young team, following the departures of some players who have either moved to other clubs, or have become too old to play in the Under 20’s, Jason Taylor brings with him a wealth of experience.

Working alongside senior coaching staff, including Brian Smith whom Taylor played under during his years at Parramatta, Taylor will aim to take the young Roosters side, and use his experience from playing and coaching to get them as far as possible.

Taylor will also continue his role with the Roosters as kicking coach, a role in which he began with the Roosters in 2010.

“Jason has been a valuable asset to the Roosters in 2010 and we are excited about his appointment for 2011,” said CEO Steve Noyce.

“With his previous coaching experience we are confident Jason can take the young players and turn them into a successful team that follows the culture of this Club.”

Taylor too is excited about the opportunity to join the Sydney Roosters full time.

“I was delighted to be offered this opportunity and am excited to be taking on the challenge of coaching again,” said Taylor.

“There is something special happening at the Sydney Roosters and to be a part of that will be fantastic.

“We have a great group of young players here and I am looking forward to working with them and leading them into the 2011 season.”

All players in the National Youth Competition (NYC) will begin their pre-season training in November.

By ricky

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