New Zealand Warriors assistant coach Andrew McFadden is set to leave the club at the end of the season and return home to Canberra.
McFadden joined the Warriors as an assistant coach in 2013 before spending almost three seasons as head coach from 2014-2016 where he finished with a record of 28 wins and 34 losses.
He has continued in an assistant role since losing the top job to Stephen Kearney.
Warriors CEO Cameron George said the man they call ‘Cappy’ had given the club tremendous service over his six years in Auckland.
“We’d love to see him stay but he has a growing young family and it’s important to think about their future,” George said.
“We can’t say enough about what Cappy has done for the club so far and there’s plenty more ahead this year before he finishes.”
McFadden said his focus remained on the season at hand.
“It was important to give Cameron, Stephen and the club plenty of notice about our plans to go home,” he said.
“That’s for the future. All that matters now is what’s ahead of us this season.”
Before joining the Warriors, McFadden spent two years coaching in the Super League with Catalans Dragons.
In 2009 he returned to Canberra, where he spent four years at as a player, coaching their under-20’s NYC side.
The Warriors take on the Melbourne Storm in a trial match in Rotorua this Saturday.