Faulkner has a wealth of experience in rugby league after beginning his journey as a youngster playing and then heading to university to study sports coaching, from there Faulkner focused on coaching, analysis, and recruitment.
At Hull KR Faulkner worked as a coach working in the community, and with Rovers’ Scholarship & Academy teams, and when the City of Hull Academy was formed, he worked in the scouting and recruitment team with a particular focus on recruiting players from different backgrounds and increasing the talent pool.
Following the split of the City of Hull Academy, Matty made the move to Hull FC taking up a player performance management role, putting programmes in place to ensure pathways towards elite rugby league and giving broader ages opportunities to progress.
Following the Rugby League World Cup in 2017, Faulkner became the England Women’s Analyst, working with the coaching setup headed up by Craig Richards, and this allowed him incredible insight into the women’s game at the top level.
Now he works with Cas as the Women's Head Coach, therefore, leading our team in the Betfred Women's Super League. Furthermore, as Education & Pathway Manager, Faulkner works closely with our College programme and works across our youth department too, with a particular focus on the Club’s routes to our elite-level squads.
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