Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Green and Golds announce change at the helm

Championship side Beddau RFC have announced the return of former fans' favourite Brett Davey as their head coach for the forthcoming season, replacing Robert Downes in the hot seat.
Davey had a previously successful tenure at the Green and Golds leading them to the Division One East title in 2006/07, while also picking up the Mid District Cup on five consecutive occasions between 2003/04-2006/07.
The former fly-half enjoyed a glittering playing career, helping Caerphilly in the Premier Division while also going on to represent Wales ‘A’, Pontypridd and the Newport Gwent Dragons, before beginning his coaching career at the Green and Gold’s.
After tasting success with his ‘village’ side, Davey linked up with Coventry as a player coach before eventually joining up with the Knights in 2009.
He left Doncaster Knights in December of last year after spending three and a half years at the English Championship side, initially joining as a backs coach, before taking over the Director of Rugby role.
Davey will be bringing ex Wales Under 21 captain Duane Goodfield with him as his assistant to Mount Pleasant Park. The former Cardiff Blues and Newport Gwent Dragons hooker had to retire from professional rugby in 2011 due to injury.
In the past few seasons, Goodfield has been learning his coaching trade at Pontyclun, where he led the Badgers to promotion in his first season before narrowly missing out this year on back to back promotion, losing out in the Third Division Play-Off.


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