Betts rewarded with new Widnes deal
Widnes have given head coach Denis Betts a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the Vikings to the end of 2016.
The former Wigan Warriors and Great Britain forward, 44, has been in charge of Widnes since May 2010 when he returned from a spell in rugby union and has taken them from the Championship to 10th place in Super League last season.
Widnes chief executive James Rule said: "I have been hugely impressed with the performance department that Denis has built and that he continues to evolve. He has a phenomenal work ethic and has the respect of everybody within our organisation.
"We are excited about what we can achieve together at Widnes Vikings in the coming seasons.''
Betts said: "I'm delighted to have signed a deal for another two years. I'm enjoying working at the club and with some excellent people.
"We are in a really strong situation. We have a very good board of directors, playing staff and fan base but there is still so much to do.
"We are making good progress but we won't rest on our laurels. We are building a squad that over the next three or four years will compete at the very top and to get the opportunity to drive us forward for another two years is great for me personally.
"Playing play-off rugby league in October and making an impact at the latter stages of the Challenge Cup is not over reaching for us - we can get there and I will be doing everything in my power to achieve those aims."