Justin Burnell is the assistant coach for the USW Men’s 1st’s rugby team. This role entails working within the team structure, alongside Head Coach Ben Daniels, to ensure the 1st team perform to the highest standard in the BUCS Premier League. Justin prepares content for the practical sessions, before delivering the session for the squad, and also reviewing each session with the other coaches and with the players to analyse the strengths and weaknesses highlighted.
Justin is also a key figure in the University of South Wales partnership with Pontypridd RFC. This entails working alongside local colleges, schools and clubs, and making sure there’s an engagement with the students, varying from a coaching, analytical and strength and conditioning point of view.
“The most enjoyable part of my role is ensuring that our students are getting practical experiences from the Pontypridd rugby initiative, and we’re going from strength to strength with that.”