Charlton is a respected member of the Cumbrian rugby league community having played for all four Cumbrian clubs throughout his playing career - Barrow, Carlisle, Whitehaven and Workington.
Charlton's previous coaching experience has seen him coach Workington Town from 2009 until 2014 and Egremont Rangers in the NCL. He most recently coached Maryport in the Cumbria Men's League but after a short break in which he has often being part of commentary teams covering Haven games he's raring to go and taking charge of his hometown club.
Haven chairman Tom Todd said he was delighted Charlton had come on board and he was looking forward to working with him.“For me he was the stand-out candidate,” said Todd. “He will bring a no-nonsense approach to the club, which is good.“And obviously his pedigree is rugby league is excellent.
Jonty Gorley joins the club alongside Gary Charlton with a brillaint repuatation in Cumbria as a coach. He has previosuly worked alongside Charlton at Workington Town and continued to work at Workington until early 2018.
His repuation among the local amatuer rugby league scene has no doubt helped in some of the signings the club has made for the 2019 season.
Club legend Scott McAvoy became part of the coaching squad in 2018 after a distinguished playing career ended in 2017. A comeback several times in 2018 as the small squad struggled to cope at times. A gentleman off the field will see him have instant respect from all members of the club.