ANTHONY Huby has stepped down as coach of Kingstone Press National Conference League club Bradford Dudley Hill after just one season in charge.

Hill were relegated from Division One, and their first-team manager Steve Wright said of Huby, who has given so much to the club over the years from under-eights to the senior side: “It’s with great regret we are announcing ‘Hubes’ has decided to step down, after admittedly what has been a difficult season all round.

“He has given the club everything over the years, and possibly the most in these last 12 months.

“Regardless of the decision, he has the utmost respect of everybody at the club, not just for this season but his whole time at the club and how he has carried himself as a player, coach and person.”

Anthony was part of the side that defeated Keighley in the Challenge Cup in 2004 and scored with a trademark show and go and dive over the line.

He scored an identical try against them when Hill played Keighley again in March 2012.

Also leaving coaching roles at the club are Shaun Jackson and Martin Palmer

Wright said: “Palmer has given the club 40 years of his life from player to coach.

“He coached a very good A team for many years, and that team will probably be the fondest memory of his time.

“Shaun has been a rock for both Jason Lee last year and Anthony this year. He has provided a great link between players and coach, and his efforts will be sorely missed.”

Wright added: “I’d also like to thank the rest of the staff.

“Lee O’Connor has provided great enthusiasm from the sidelines and been fantastic with the younger members.

“Lewis Evans has found himself playing more often than not over the season but that is testimony to the man.”