After spending two years with the club as backs coach, Richard Hill has decided to move from NEC Harlequins and is joining Newport RFC.
"I would like to thank Richard for his commitment and for all the hard work he has put-in over the last two years at the club," said Mark Evans, NEC Harlequins Chief Executive. "Naturally, we are disappointed to see him leave but fully appreciate his reasons for doing so. On behalf of everyone at Quins, I would like to wish him every success in his future career."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the past two seasons at NEC Harlequins," said Hill. "In my role as coach of the backs, it has not only been a pleasure to work with the players, but I have derived great satisfaction from watching them improve through the years. This has been as a result of their hard work and perseverance during, at times, difficult circumstances."
"I have developed a good relationship both on and off the field with Mark Evans, John Kingston and the whole management team and I shall, in many ways, miss them and the supporters who have begun to generate such a terrific atmosphere at the club."
"Despite knowing how hard everyone at Quins is working towards success, I have decided to make a move to Newport RFC to team up once again with Leigh Jones, who I coached alongside during my spell with Ebbw Vale RFC, and who is also a very good friend. The other factor is that Wales, of course, is just over the bridge from my home in Bath."
"I shall be leaving behind a lot of friends and fond memories and wish Quins the very best of fortunes for the future."
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.