Rhys Williams - President

Rhys is an ex- Wales and Cardiff Blues winger/full back who made 44 appearances for Wales and had over 10 years playing experience with the Cardiff Blues.

After being forced to retire early as a result of a knee injury , Rhys has taken on the role as WRPA president following his dedicated service and loyalty to both club and country.  Rhys hopes he can help support the players' through his experience in the game


Sarah Nightingale - Player Development Manager

Sarah joined the WRPA in March 2014 as Player Development Manager, working with all WRPA members.

Sarah has a strong education background having worked as a Manager in the Sports Department of a major UK university, overseeing the Performance Sport Programme, as well as being a Head of PE at a number of Schools. Sarah’s extensive experience in Performance Sport comes both as a sportswomen and also as a Lifestyle Advisor, having worked with both the EIS and TASS and with a variety of sports. This has included working with the RYA to support Elite Sailors, Hockey and GB Rowing, as well as the GB Goalball squad and the UK Tchoukball Squads.



WRPA Executive Committee

Rhys Patchell & Ellis Jenkins> Cardiff Blues
Jake Ball & Ken Owens  (Chairman)> Scarlets
Vacant > Newport Gwent Dragons
Alun Wyn Jones & Jonathan Spratt > Ospreys


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