Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels is the Head of Rugby for the University of South Wales. He predominantly looks after our rugby men’s first team, who currently play in the BUCS Premier League, with ambitions to make it into the BUCS Super League. Ben’s role is to coach and manage the team, as well as manage the strength and conditioning and analysis provisions. He also works heavily on creating links with the development team to bring them into the first team programme.

The other part of Ben’s role is to recruit the best possible students and rugby players to the university, whether they come to do a sport degree or a different type of degree. Ben also works as a technical demonstrator on the BSc (Hons) Rugby Coaching and Performance degree. His role entails assisting and delivering on the practical lessons, and helping students as they go through their Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualifications.

Ben started his career by getting his Level 1 coaching aged 18, before being fast tracked at age 19 to do his Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, making him the youngest Level 3 coach in Wales at the time. This means he has a very good understanding of the mind-set and position of the students when they come to the university. He has also worked in a number of roles for the WRU, including the Development Officer and the Hub Officer, as well as spending some time working with the Cardiff Blues.