Toronto Arrows, Coach Aaron Carpenter Mutually Agree to Part Ways
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TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Arrows and defence and forwards coach Aaron Carpenter, whose contract expired at the end of the 2021 Major League Rugby season, have mutually agreed to part ways, club Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Mark Winokur announced today.
“We would like to thank Aaron for his contributions to the Toronto Arrows,” said Winokur. “Carps’ dedication, commitment and drive were a huge part of the early success of this franchise, and his accomplishments with our club over the past four seasons speak for themselves.”
“Carps is, and always will be, an original Arrow and a key member of our organization from its earliest days; the club would not be where it is today without him. We acknowledge and appreciate his tremendous efforts, and wish him the best on his coaching journey, which we know is just beginning.”
“I’d like to thank the Toronto Arrows organization for the opportunity to coach in my home province and country,” said Carpenter. “It has been a privilege to work with the players, coaches and staff. I also want to thank the Arrows fans and the Toronto community for the continued support they’ve given the team, especially over the past two seasons played entirely away from home. As I leave this role, I do so with immense pride knowing that I gave everything I had to this organization.”
The 2021 season marked Carpenter’s third year coaching with the Arrows in MLR, with the Brantford, Ont. native helping to guide the club to a 20-17 overall record. He was also a member of the Arrows’ coaching staff in its 2018 exhibition season.
As the most-capped player in Canadian national team history (80 caps), Carpenter captained his nation in 14 matches. He represented Canada in three Rugby World Cups: 2007 (France), 2011 (New Zealand) and 2015 (England).
Carpenter originally joined the Arrows coaching staff after completing a nine-year professional playing career in England, where the forward featured for Coventry, Plymouth, Penzance, London Welsh, and Doncaster between 2009 and 2017.
About Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club:
Established in 2018, the Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club is Canada’s first and only professional rugby union team.
Competing in Major League Rugby, the team is equipped to compete against top-tier North American professional club teams, providing emerging Canadian talent with enhanced and more frequent opportunities to hone their skills at an elite level.
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