Jamie Dowse steps in as USA Hawks RLWC2017 Assistant Coach

Unfortunately, USA Hawks RLWC2017 Assistant Coach, Mark Gliddon, has had to withdraw due to an illness in his family. His replacement is Jamie Dowse, a close associate and coaching colleague of Mark's.
Jamie Dowse steps in as USA Hawks RLWC2017 Assistant Coach

Over the past 10yrs Jamie has held positions as Head Coach, Coach Educator and Game Development for QLD Cup, QLD Universities, Wynnum and Brisbane Norths Devils; Elite & Talented Player ID / Recruitment and Academy Programs for Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Norths Devils, including 3-years as Brisbane Norths Devils CEO.

Chairman, Peter Illfield said, “Unfortunate circumstances have brought about an opportunity for Jamie to replace Mark and assist Head Coach Brian McDermott for USA’s RLWC2017 campaign. It should prove seamless due to his close association and consultation with Mark and Mac over the past 10 months of preparation. We welcome Jamie to the team and look forward to his expertise being part of our coaching staff.”

McDermott was sympathetic, “We were very sorry to hear about Gliddo’s family circumstances and his last minute withdrawal. Jamie Dowse and I have met earlier in the year and he is a terrific replacement and overall good guy. I'll take the lead to start with and he'll be a more than suitable back me up in the weeks to come."

Jamie Dowse spoke about his involvement with the USA team. “I am excited to be involved with the USA squad for the 2017 World Cup. It will be a great experience for not only myself but all of the players and staff. I am also looking forward to working under Super League premiership winning coach Brian McDermott.”

The USA team arrives in Townville, QLD on October 21.

About the Rugby League World Cup 2017

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) will see 14 teams play 28 games over five weeks – all hoping to be crowned world champions in what is the pinnacle event in international Rugby League. In addition to playing matches in Australia and New Zealand, there will be three pool matches played in Papua New Guinea in front of some of the world's most passionate Rugby League fans. This Tournament will celebrate the diversity of cultures and countries playing and engaging with the game around the world.

USA Hawks RLWC schedule as follows:

  • USA vs Fiji Oct 28 Townsville QLD (6:30PM local time)
  • USA vs Italy Nov 5 Townsville QLD (6:30PM local time)
  • USA vs PNG Nov 12 Port Moresby PNG (3:30PM local time)

How to Watch the Rugby League World Cup
Catch all the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Action with Fox Sports TV and Online. FS2 Channel features USA Hawks games with Fox Soccer Plus Channel broadcasting select tournament events. Catch all the action ONLINE with Fox Soccer Match Pass

For USA Hawks RLWC2017 media related inquiries, please contact USARL Communications Manager: Steve Williams (This email has been obfuscated.).