Coaches - Snakepit Wigan
Head Coach Roy Wood
50+ years of wrestling experience, and trained by Billy Riley.
2012 National Olympic Wrestling Coach for Guam.
Coached overseas many times in Japan, after being sought after to work there.
Coached for professional Rugby teams, teaching wrestling & conditioning.
Here is a list of achievements that Roy has achieved over the years, as our Head Coach:
2000 Aspull Community Awards
2000 Volunteer Investment Programme Local Awards – WMBC
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award – Coach of the Year Award – Wigan MBC
2002 Recognition Award from Rustam Wrestling Club, India
2003 Aspull Community Awards for services to the local community
2008 Coach of the Year – Wigan
2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune India – Team Manager
2009 Representing Wigan at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards for Coach of the Year
2009 Lifetime achievement award – Aspull, New Springs , Whelley Community forum
2011 / 2012 – Greater Sport – Be inspired Award – Greater Manchester Sports Awards
2011 Wish FM – Local Hero
2012 Wilf Brogan Unsung hero in sport award
2012 Aspull Wrestling Club – Club of the Year
2012 Coach of the Year – Wigan MBC
2012 National Olympic Coach for Guam
2012 Carrying the Olympic torch – London Olympics 2012
2012 Greater Manchester Sports Awards – Coach of the Year
2014 British Wrestlers Reunion – Lifetime Achievement Award
2016 Catch Wrestling Alliance – Lifetime Achievement Award , Iowa
2018 Wrestlers Reunion , Blackpool (in recognition of services to professional wrestling)
Chris Lomas
Snake Pit Catch Wrestling World Champion Winner (2019, 2022)
Greg Crompton
Snake Pit Catch Wrestling World Champion Winner (2018)
Kevin Lloyd
World Championships Competitor
Accreditation Manager
Level 3 Coach
Wei Tran
World Championships Competitor
Level 3 Coach
Rikk Georgiades
World Championships Competitor
Level 3 Coach
Mark Ganaden
World Championships Competitor
Level 2 Coach
Jimmy Kelly
Level 1 Coach