KEIGHLEY have announced changes to their structure.

Danny McGee and Hamish Pratt are stepping down as head coach and forwards' coach respectively, while Robin Hebden is retiring as first-team manager.

Club captain and hooker Will Armitage, who is having a knee operation and will be out for the whole of next season, will replace Hebden, but announcements on the other two appointments are not expected for a few weeks.

McGee, who replaced Kevin Young two years ago, said: "I have family commitments – we have a youngster Finlay and another child is imminent.

"However, I will still be going down to the club and will do the odd session if needed, and I will return to coaching at some stage somewhere."

Having been promoted as runners-up in Yorkshire Division Two in 2015-16, Keighley finished seventh in Yorkshire Division One this season and ran some of the section's heavyweights close.

McGee said: "There were two main positives from 2016-17 – where we finished and some of the performances.

"We still have plenty of things to work on but we have beaten some very good sides, and have notched doubles over Old Brodleians and Heath."

Director of rugby Russ Gibson said: "Danny has been great for the club over the past two seasons and has given us a lot of passion and professionalism."

Pratt will continue as a player, and Gibson added: "Hamish has complemented Danny well, and their contribution to the club has been great.

"We hope to make an announcement about successors over the next few weeks."

Keighley, whose artificial pitch is expected to be ready for the start of next season, finished their 2016-17 campaign off with their awards evening on Saturday.

Winger or full back Alfie Seeley hoovered up three trophies – first XV players' player, supporters' player of the year and club top-try scorer (Gary Farr Trophy, with 16 tries).

Fly half Alex Brown took the Sam Keighley Trophy as the first XV management's player of the year, while flanker Tom Lowther was top tackler.

Winger Joe Copperwaite took the overall club award as top trainer, while prop Dave Smith was named most improved player.

Joe Sugden lifted two awards for the Stags (second XV) – players' player of the year and most improved player – while the Alec Bailey Cup for management player of the season was shared by Sean Everett and Luke Carter.

Academy awards went to Joe Emmott (player of the season), Henry Pratt (most improved player) and Ross Lacey (stalwart).