Written by Gareth Joy

Barry RFC: Scott named Director of Rugby

22nd November 2021

Barry RFC have named Liam Scott as their new director of rugby.

He will retain his first team duties as head coach at the Admiral Leagues club, who kicked off the new Division One season with a 29-22 win over Ynysybwl.

Scott has also been working at as Ospreys as a regional rugby co-ordinator and manager since 2015.

The club says he forms a key part of their plans for the future, having been part of the coaching team for the past few years.

A new rugby committee has also been formed and will meet for the first time this week.

A spokesperson for Barry RFC's directors said: ''We have a great senior coaching and management team in place at the moment in the form of Mike Morgan (backs), James Hollister (forwards) and Joel Williams (team manager).''

''All have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to motivate and condition our senior players, as have our amazing age grade volunteers and coaches.''

''Now that rugby is starting to return to some form of normality, we need to plan for the future. Age grade rugby is thriving at the club and this season we have seen a number of youth players embark on the road to senior rugby and it has been exciting to see how well some of these young players have adjusted and fitted straight in - Jack Long, to name one, who has been a stand out player in the pack so far this season.''

''To keep that conveyor belt of talented rugby players rolling through the club we have decided to place a far greater focus on our rugby pathway the age grade player development.''

Under the director of rugby role, Scott's responsibilities will include:

  • Head Coach for 1st XV
  • Leadership and management of the rugby pathway within Barry RFC, inclusive U7-Senior Rugby, with a focus on player retention and development from Under 14s - Youth - Senior levels
  • Ensure all coaches and referees are suitably qualified
  • Creating a clear and engaging rugby pathway through U7 - Senior levels
  • Creating and delivering the ‘Bombers way’ of developing players across all age groups.
  • Ensuring that all coaches, referees and team managers engage in appropriate CPD
  • Hold regular forums & meetings with club coaches and team managers to ensure consistency of message and delivery
  • Where necessary, support the recruitment of coaching staff required for the many teams within the Barry RFC Pathway
  • Where necessary, attend junior training and matches to support players and coaches and provide continual feedback for development

On the pitch, Barry continue their league campaign next Saturday with their first home game against Treorchy in Division One East Central.

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