Keighley Cougars can today confirm Head Coach Matt Foster will remain with the club throughout the 2024 and 2025 seasons signing a two year deal with the club.

Coming over on an initial three month period, the arrangement with Matt was open to the idea of a longer stay but it was always dependent on personal circumstances having set up home on the Gold Coast.

Matt will continue to fulfil a life long dream coaching a club close to his heart.

Matt said: “I am absolutely delighted to be staying on with Keighley Cougars long term. It’s a fantastic club that i have had a long affiliation and love for as a player and now I get an opportunity to help grow the club as a coach with our ambitions aligned.”

“Our first job starts this week as we look to secure our place in the Betfred Championship and then that gives us the chance to create our own narrative in the coming weeks and months. The connections we create as a group are really important and with the two-year deal we get to build on those connections to see what we can create down here at Cougar Park. I’m excited by that prospect and really looking forward to it!”

Cougars Chief Operating Officer, Steve Watkinson said: “Matts been a great asset to the club in such a short space of time. The team have really bought into his coaching theories and he’s running a great operation with his staff. We are all excited to see what he can do with a full pre-season.”

“I must also thank the team at A1 Access Lifts for helping to support Matt with work outside the club to ensure he can fulfil his financial obligations in Australia whilst in the Head Coach position at Keighley. We are grateful for the support the A1 Lift & Mobility Group give to the club and are indebted to their loyalty.”

Matt will be sponsored by A1 Access Lifts and we urge all supporters and sponsors of the club to support such a fantastic Keighley based business.