It is with sadness that the club announces the departure of Head Coach Nigel Davies after 2 years at the helm of the Steelmen. Nigel’s undoubted quality and experience were key factors in the club lifting the Premiership trophy last season, he is guaranteed his place in the club’s history and I would like to place on record my personal, and the club’s, gratitude for this. It has been a pleasure to work with Nigel and we wish him all the best in his future rugby and personal career.
The following is a statement from Nigel:
“I would like to thank the players, committee and supporters at Ebbw Vale Rugby Club for the warm welcome and support over the last two seasons and, in particular, Jonathan Jones for providing me the opportunity and his friendship over this time.
Having been fortunate to experience quite a bit in my rugby career I will always regard being part of this group and lifting the premiership trophy as some of my fondest memories in the game.
Over my time at Ebbw I have learned and taken a lot from the experience and thank the club for that, and there is no doubting how special this club is and how fondly those who have been involved with the club speak about it and regard it, of which I now proudly count myself one!
When I first met Jonathan Jones to discuss the possibility of coming to Ebbw we discussed many things, most of which we have been able to deliver, but one was that I felt it was a 2 year position and, unfortunately, that time has now come.
Ebbw Vale will always hold a special place in my heart and I feel privileged to have played some small part in this great club’s history.”