Cardiff RFC are delighted to announce their coaching set up for the 2017 / 18 season
Steve Law will sign on as Head Coach, having had a successful 16-year stint at Bedwas RFC, on a three-year deal at the Arms Park. “I would first like to thank everyone at Bedwas RFC for an incredible 16-year journey”, he said following the semi-finals of the Premiership. “It is a great club to have been involved in and I am happy that I have left my local club in a better state then when I first arrived. Having said that there was only one club that would have tempted me away and that is Cardiff RFC. A club with such history but a club that still has huge potential having been disappointing in the Premiership for a few years.
“This is a huge challenge and I have been given the opportunity to put my own stamp on the Blue & Blacks. I will be bringing my own coaching staff with me and that helps in making all the pieces of the jigsaw fit’
“All my talks with the Cardiff RFC and Cardiff Blues staff have been very positive and I look forward to working with all the teams at the Arms Park. We have to make Cardiff hard to beat and I will work tirelessly with my back room staff to achieve this, and will challenge the players to do the same. I look forward to meeting everyone at the Arms Park very soon and to a successful 2017 /18 season.”
Steve will bring Llyr Lane, who played 11 times in Blue & Blacks in 2006/07 from the Bridge Field to the Arms Park with him as backs coach and Neil Edwards, who had a very successful playing career will also be a new face at Cardiff Arms Park next season. Iestyn Williams will remain as Team Manager.
Speaking of the appointment Chairman Chris Norman said: “We as a club are thrilled that Steve can take the club forward on the three-year plan that will be in place. His honest and candid approach to rugby coaching has gained him huge respect in the Premiership, with the 16-years that he has spent at Bedwas RFC.‘
“A big thank you to Adam Rosser and Mark Breeze, who were our coaching staff supporting Duane Goodfield in the season 2016/17, especially Adam who had served the club as backs/attack coach for four years. Also thanks to every applicant who applied for the position of head coach, your interest is welcomed and acknowledged. So let's look forward to season 2017/18, especially the players who will find Steve challenging, demanding, but rest assured he will get the best out of you.”