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Gary Hetherington
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Personal information
Full nameGary Hetherington
Born1954 (age 67–68)
Castleford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Playing information
PositionHooker, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1973–74 Wakefield Trinity 5 0 4 0 8
1980–81 Leeds
1981–82 Huddersfield
1983–84 Kent Invicta
1984–88 Sheffield Eagles
Total 5 0 4 0 8
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1984–93 Sheffield Eagles 136 55 3 78 40
1993–96 Sheffield Eagles
Total 136 55 3 78 40
As of 21 February 2017
Source: [1][2]

Gary Hetherington (born 1954) is an English professional rugby league executive and former professional rugby league footballer and coach. He is the chief executive officer of the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League.[3]

Hetherington made his début for Wakefield Trinity in January 1973. He played for Wakefield Trinity, York, Leeds, Hunslet (loan), Kent Invicta, Huddersfield, Sheffield Eagles and Whitehaven (two spells). He played as a hooker, and also as a second-row.

Hetherington founded Sheffield Eagles in 1982. He served as the club's general manager and coach as well as a player.[3]

He joined Leeds in 1996, and rebranded the club in 1997, adding the Rhinos nickname.[3] In his time at Leeds, the club has won eight Super League Grand Finals, three Challenge Cups and three World Club Challenges.[citation needed]

In 1997, he and Paul Caddick bought Leeds Rhinos rugby league team, and they co-founded Leeds Rugby Limited.[citation needed]

He was President of the Rugby Football League in 2004.[3] His wife Kath was President of the Rugby Football League in 1995.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ RLP
  2. ^ RLP coaching
  3. ^ a b c d e "Gary Hetherington". Leeds Rhinos. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
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Sheffield Eagles

Succeeded by

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