Monmouth RFC appoint Lee Byrne and Andrew Davies as their WRU School Rugby Officers

Monmouth RFC and the Welsh Rugby Union are delighted to announce the appointment of Lee Byrne and Andrew Davies as their new Schools Rugby Officers.

Andrew and Lee will be looking to develop rugby and promote Monmouth RFC in both the Haberdashers Boys School and Monmouth Comprehensive School and their associated Primary Schools over the course of the next three years. Monmouth Girls School may also benefit as they look to establish a ladies rugby team within the town.

The appointment is a part of the Welsh Rugby Union School Club Hub initiative to place Rugby Officers within all Welsh Schools, to further promote the development of the sport.

Greg Woods, WRU Regional Rugby Manager – NG-Dragons commented:
"We are delighted that this appointment has been facilitated between the Schools and Monmouth RFC. These are two excellent candidates, who we are confident will help to further develop rugby union within the Monmouth community and the Club. We are delighted to have played a part in facilitating this excellent initiative".

Lloyd Davies, Chairman of Monmouth RFC commented:-
"We are absolutely delighted to have been able to appoint Lee and Andrew to these community development roles. Lee is a seasoned Welsh International having won 46 caps and represented the British Lions. He brings a plethora of rugby experience with him, having recently retired as captain of the Newport Gwent Dragons.

"Andrew has played for Monmouth RFC for over 25 years and is an integral part of the Rugby Club and a key personality within the Monmouth rugby community. Andrew has a wealth of experience in relation to coaching young rugby players and a clear understanding of the need to develop young rugby players within our community.

These appointments enable us to encourage and develop young rugby players to play the sport and to enjoy the excellent facilities available at Monmouth RFC. We want to develop a rugby playing family within Monmouth, which encompasses players, coaches, teachers and parents from all Schools within the greater Monmouthshire area.

Both Lee and Andrew will be working within the Schools on a daily basis and will be working closely with Matt Penny and John Bevan from the Comprehensive School and the Boys School. We will be organising coaching CPD and other rugby related training sessions to engage with teachers and coaches within a greater rugby environment. Their roles will also involve them in coaching the Monmouth RFC 1st XV and Young Rugby Teams, with particular reference to the Under 12s, 14s, 15s and Under 16s and the Youth team at the Club.

If you are interest in getting involved with Monmouth RFC, please do not hesitate to contact us. All new players are most welcome.


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