Nigel Davies Named New Merthyr Chief Executive

Former Scarlets, Wales and Gloucester coach, Nigel Davies has been confirmed as new chief executive of Welsh Premiership champions Merthyr RFC.

Davies will be focusing on the commercial side of the club with Dale McIntosh moving to head coach and Lee Jarvis becoming backs coach.

He will be taking on a new role after two years coaching Ebbw Vale. Methyr claimed the Premiership title by beating Aberavon 22-18 in last weekend’s play-off final at the Talbot Athletic Ground.

Revealing the news of Davies’ recruitment, Merthyr’s multi-millionaire backer Sir Stanley Thomas told Wales Online he was delighted to have got his man.

“Coming off the back of a successful first season in the Premiership, we see this new position as central to driving forward with our ambitious plans both on and off the field,” he said.

“We have a clear vision about the positive role we can play in the community to engage and inspire young people.

“We haven’t always in the past brought in sufficient funds to continue to support the club. Nigel has been brought in to do that. We have got to try and maximise the facilities we have at The Wern.

“He will also be responsible for developing a clear pathway with local clubs, colleges and Cardiff Blues, as well as building a good relationship with the WRU.

“Nigel is a bright, intelligent man with wonderful experience and we are very pleased to have him on board.

“It’s more good news on the back of our title win. We are the champions in our first season and that’s something you would never have thought we co do.”