Kristian Woolf to leave Knights for St Helens

Kristian Woolf is poised to leave the nib Newcastle Knights to take up the Head Coaching position with St Helens.

Woolf replaces Justin Holbrook after the Saints mentor agreed to join the Gold Coast Titans.

He has signed a two year deal at the Saints, with the club having an option to extend his contract by a further year.

Knights CEO Philip Gardner said; “While Kristian’s time with us has been brief, we thank him for the hard work he has put in.

“It is with great pride that we see Kristian head to England to start the next journey in his coaching career and without question, anticipate seeing him back in the NRL someday.”

Woolf joined the Knights as an assistant coach ahead of the 2019 season from the Townsville Blackhawks.

He finished the year as interim-coach, guiding the Knights through the final two games of the NRL season.

Woolf said he’s thankful for the opportunity at the Knights and excited for what the future holds.

“Although my time here was brief, it has been incredibly enjoyable,” Woolf said.

“I’d like to thank the Knights and Newcastle community for welcoming me with open arms and I know I leave for St Helens having made some lifelong friendships.”