Dan Ryan: “It was an absolute pleasure to take this trip and if this role was set in Australia I would never want to leave as I am absolutely successful here.”
Last updated: 8/20/21 9:31 AM
Dan Ryan led Leeds Rhinos netball into the play-offs in their first Superleague season
Leeds Rhinos netball head coach Dan Ryan has made the “tough decision” to return to Australia and has given up his role at Vitality Netball Superleague Club.
The 37-year-old, who has lived overseas for three years, said the long absence from his family and all the complications related to COVID-19 made it the right time to settle back home.
“I absolutely loved my time at Leeds Rhinos Netball and coaching the founding team has been one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of my career to date,” said Ryan.
“I am so grateful to the club for all the opportunities and I would like to thank everyone involved for supporting me and believing in me.
“It was an absolute pleasure to take this trip and if this role were in Australia I would never want to leave as I am absolutely successful here.
“Living abroad comes with some major sacrifices, however, and being away from home for so long has been a challenge, especially over the past 12 months.
“It is really sad to end my time in the UK but I know this is the right decision and I look forward to being closer to my family again and seeing what comes next for me.”