Back Room Team

Phil Carleton - Head Coach

Former Welsh International Phil Carleton was handed the Head Coach role at the beginning of the 2016 season. Technically astute with great attention to detail Carleton quickly established a reputation as the brightest young coach in Wales. A first season in charge saw a marked improvement in performances and Carleton rewarded with a new two-year contract.

Paul Emanuelli - Assistant Coach & Reserves Head Coach

After a playing season which saw Emanuelli become the club’s leading point scorer of all time the 2017 season will see the half back step up to the Assistant Coach role. Whilst still part of the First Team playing squad Emanuelli’s main focus will be coaching where he will continue his impressive work with the Development side in addition to his First Team role.

Lee Byrne - Director of Rugby

Former Welsh RFU & British & Irish Lion Fullback Byrne joined the club in November 2016 in a Director of Rugby role. He supports many areas of the club including the players pre-season preparations when he put the players through their paces ahead of the Kingstone Press League One Campaign.

Tarek Hussain - Strength & Conditioning


Jonny Harper - Physio


Bianca Zeitsman - Head of Medical

Dr. Thom Phillips - Club Doctor


Gareth Laugharne - Kit & Logistics Manager

Club stalwart Laugharne looks after all the kit and equipment needs of the First Team. If that wasn’t enough Gareth also doubles up on matchdays as a Timekeeper.

Trainer - Daffyd Hellard

A promising young coach who is also Head Coach of successful community side Valley Cougars. Whilst his main focus will be with the U17’s and Development sides, Hellard will assist with First Team duties on Matchdays.