Keighley Cougars have officially appointed director of rugby Jake Webster and chief operating officer Steve Watkinson on to their board of directors.

In a statement, Cougars said: “Their wealth of experience and love for the game bring a fresh perspective to our club.

“Steve’s extensive business and digital background brings invaluable insight, while Jake’s renowned career on the field promises new ideas and a deep understanding of the sport.”

Cougars co-owner Kaue Garcia enthused: “With their leadership, we’re confident in taking Keighley Cougars to greater heights.

!It’s been refreshing working with ambitious and dedicated people and I look forward to an exciting journey ahead for our club.

“Jake and Steve have had our back through good times and bad and their appointment is a reflection of their commitment to the club, especially over the last 12 months.

“I am pleased to welcome them to the board.”