North Midlands Under-18s and North Midlands Under-16s have appointed new head coaches for their forthcoming representative campaigns.
North Midlands Under-18s have appointed John Das-Gupta as their new head coach with Norman Stalker taking charge of the Under-16 team.
Das-Gupta, a director of the Fire Service in Shropshire, is an RFU Level Three coach and was previously head coach of North Midlands Under-15 Girls.
He was head coach of Shrewsbury from 2012 to 2015 and has been an RFU Coach Educator since last year.
Stalker, who is also a Level Three coach, has vast coaching experience and is currently head coach pf Ludlow and of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College.
He previously coached in Canada and has also held coaching positions with Newport, RGC 1404, Wrexham, Whitchurch, Caldy, Wirral and Chester.
Both Das-Gupta and Stalker were appointed after an extensive recruitment and selection process.
Other new coaching appointments with North Midlands representative teams include the appointment of John Tibbetts and Dan Hemingway as assistant coaches of North Midlands Under-18s.
Andy Moseley is a new appointment as assistant coach of the Under-16s joining Stalker and existing assistants Richard Bragg and Sean Bakewell. Bakewell has also taken on a role as assistant coach of North Midlands Girls Under-15s.
Brett Prior has joined the North Midlands Under-20s coaching team as an assistant coach with James Shotbolt becoming an assistant coach of North Midlands Women.
Clive Chapman and Gareth Barrett have been appointed assistant coaches of the North Midlands Girls Under-18 team to work alongside existing head coach Jeremy Porteous.