It is with a degree of symmetry that the choice of Head Coach Lee Davies to lead the Steelmen in the new season is entering his seventh season at the club following the record seven years as captain of the departed Damian Hudd.
The immensely popular Ronny Kynes will lead the Steelmen into a new era and will bring to the role his hugely competitive nature, that has been so prominent in the rise of the club since its relegation in 2010. Ronny is the epitome of what the club is about; displaying talent, hard work and pride in the badge that has driven him to go above and beyond the call of duty. Not many people will know that Ronny played the last 6 games of the Premiership Champions’ season with a broken jaw, displaying true steel for the cause. Having recently reached 150 games for the club, and with his scoring exploits leading to the now famous “Catch’n’Kynes” attracting the attention of the rugby press in Wales (although it was actually coined, erhem, by our webmaster), Ronny is looking forward to taking the Steelmen back to the top of the table through leading by example and driving standards off the field, where he has always had a huge influence on the squad, coaches and club officials.
Ronny said that following in the footsteps not only of Damien Hudd, but also Mark Jones, Kingsley Jones, Gareth Howls and Arthur Lewis was ‘awesome’. “This is a very proud moment for me and my family. I just hope I can be even half as successful as Huddy, and I wish him all the best for his new role with Brynmawr. I’m really looking forward to the challenge of captaincy, and the up-coming season with the boys.”
New skipper – Ronny Kynes