Webb and Williams assist with special workshop

Club coaches from around the region will get the chance to pick up tips on the clearing pass off two Welsh international scrum-halves at a special evening hosted by Ospreys’ coach development team


Former Ospreys nine Andy Williams, now a Player Development Officer for the Swansea District, and Rhys Webb, who is currently working his way back to fitness following an ACL reconstruction earlier this year, will provide a hands on, practical demonstration under the guidance of WRU/Ospreys Coach Development Officer Dan Owens, who will lead the course between 6pm and 8pm on Monday 21st October.

The workshop will cover what is becoming an increasingly important part of the game, the clearing pass, and Owens believes that the coaches attending will take plenty away with them that they will be able to use back at their clubs.

“There tends to be a line of thinking that the clearing pass is a speciality of the scrum-half but that’s not true in the modern game” said Owens.

It’s a pivotal area, and is a skill that all players should be comfortable with as the scrum half is not always the first to the breakdown as we saw in last weekend’s Heineken Cup game at the Liberty with the likes of Adam and Duncan Jones displaying a very good clearing pass.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for coaches at all levels of the game to find out more about how they can develop players at their club, with a practical demonstration of the skills from two Welsh internationals

“Coaches in the local area will already be aware of Andy who has been a part of the region’s community team for more than two years now, while Rhys is taking his first tentative steps into coaching. Having already undertaken his UKCC Level One coaching badge he has a hands on coaching role with his old club, Bridgend Athletic, and is fully committed to helping develop the future of the game in this region.”

To register for this workshop please contact Dan Owens at the Ospreys via email, dowens@wru.co.uk