Ealing Trailfinders have appointed former London Wasps fly-half James Brooks as their Academy Transition Coach. 


The former Premiership Cup winner will join up with Trailfinders this summer in a role which will be aimed at assisting young players on their journey into the first team. 


Brooks started his career in Rugby Union for the London Broncos before making the switch to Northampton Saints where he spent two seasons before joining up with the Wasps in 2004. 


The 39-year-old finished his career at Leeds Carnegie and has since coached in Hong Kong, Richmond and organised Old Ethamians rugby programme with St. Mary’s University but is now looking forward to his new venture with Ealing. 


He said: “To be joining a club of this pedigree, as well as having huge ambitions in both the Championship and BUCS competitions is very exciting, and I’d like to thank Ben and his management team for the opportunity. 


“I’m excited to immerse myself in the environment, and offer myself fully to ensure the club’s future stars are in the best possible position to perform, both on and off the field.”


Director of Rugby Ben Ward is pleased to add another member to the Academy set up.


“We are delighted to be welcoming James to the club in another exciting new role,” Ward explained. 


“He has played at the highest level and has a huge amount of respect amongst the rugby community so we are looking forward to seeing him develop even more talent from the academy.”


He will join an experienced coaching team of Steve Neville, Paddy Gill and Head Coach Glen Townson.