SALISBURY Stingrays have welcomed on board an award-winning coach.

Mark Corben, 28, who was named South West Young Coach of the Year in 2011, joined the FiveRivers Leisure Centre-based club earlier this month.

The head coach has been appointed on a full-time basis, bringing his experience from Fareham Nomads and other swimming clubs to the poolside.

He said: “I’m absolutely loving it.

“I was offered such a good opportunity and I took it with both hands. “It’s certainly a demanding job but I love it. I can definitely see a long-term future here.” For more information about the club visit or call Corben on 07788 772899.