The rugby league season is well and truly underway and the Betfred Championship and League One have not disappointed in the opening month!

Many were tipping this season to be the most competitive and unpredictable in years – and so far it has certainly lived up to its billing with each round throwing up countless odds-defying results and eye-catching performances.

Four head coaches have made the shortlist for this month’s award, and for the very first time it’s up to you, the fans, to decide who will be crowned Coach Of The Month!

Voting will close at 3pm on Friday 8 March, and Betfred will be donating £250 to a charity of the winners choice!

Here are your candidates.


Mark Aston – Sheffield Eagles

Few had backed the Sheffield Eagles to be at the top end of the Betfred Championship this season but Mark Aston’s side are doing just that so far.

Starting their campaign off with a superb 64-10 win over Swinton, the Eagles have gone on to continue their fine form with eye-catching wins over Barrow and Bradford, keeping their 100% record in tact so far.


James Ford – York City Knights

The Knight’s were one of the stories of 2018, winning the Betfred League One and earning promotion to the Betfred Championship, and James Ford isn’t slowing down with his side winning three of their opening four fixtures.

His side showed signs of their Championship credentials in opening day defeat to Toronto, which has been proven after picking up impressive wins against Dewsbury, Barrow and Bradford.


Brian McDermott – Toronto Wolfpack

The Wolfpack just missed out on promotion to the Betfred Super League in the Million Pound Game last year, but the Canadian side seem to have put that upset well and truly behind them for this season.

Brian McDermott took over in the off-season and his side have looked every bit the pre-season promotion favourites they were, finishing February with a 100% record after beating York, Rochdale, Widnes and Leigh.


Tom Tsang – Coventry Bears

The Bears have made a blistering start to the 2019 Betfred League One campaign, making it two wins from two in February. Tsang’s team got off to a good start against West Wales Raiders and then pulled off a big shock beating the much fancied Newcastle Thunder.

Coventry finished in 11th place last season, but if they continue to put in this level of performance they will find themselves right in the mix for the top four this year.


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