PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 23rd June 2017 – Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Lee Williams has been appointed as the club’s lead rugby analyst for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship campaign.
Williams’ association with Pooler dates back over three years, where his towering presence in the second row strengthened the club’s fearsome reputation as a dominant force up front.
Since retiring at the end of the 2015-2016 season, Williams embarked on a new journey off the pitch by serving as Pooler’s rugby strategy assistant under the guidance of head coach, Leighton Jones.
Williams’ contributions in assisting the team plot its way to an emphatic National Championship title triumph has since earned him the opportunity to oversee key analytical elements of the club’s rugby structure for the coming season.
“We are delighted to have secured Lee to head up our analysis strategy moving forward,” said the aforementioned Jones.
“Lee’s commitment as a rugby player was always first class and he has transitioned seamlessly into his new role off the field by applying the same dedication and professionalism to become a valued member of our management team.
“Lee has an excellent knowledge of the game and with his ability to utilise some highly advanced analytical constructs moving forward, his contributions to the coaching group will be pivotal in us continuing to develop over the coming seasons.”
On entering this new phase of his rugby career, Williams expressed: “It is an incredible honour to be playing such a leading role in overseeing the rugby analysis at Pontypool RFC after such a successful season for the club,
“Pooler has such a special place in my heart and to have the opportunity to continue working with the current group of players, coaching staff and management team is a privilege.
“We are making investments in key areas that will enable us to learn and adapt to challenges quicker than ever before, with the overriding objective being to take Pontypool RFC back to the Principality Premiership.
“I have been working closely with Leighton and Ben Jeffreys (chief executive officer) in recent months to ensure we hit the ground running come September and I cannot wait to continue this journey.”