Back Room Team

Head Coach – Phil Carleton

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.


Assistant Coach – Paul Emanuelli

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.


Trainer – Dafydd 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.


Strength and Conditioning Coach – Tarek Hussein

Tarek joined the club at the start of the 2016 season initially working with the Reserve side before progressing to the First Team staff. A personal trainer for four years graduating from the European Institute of Fitness, Lilleshall. Tarek, better known as "Tazz” is also an MSc Strength and Conditioning student at Cardiff Metropolitan University.


Head Physiotherapist – Natalie John

Natalie oversees all aspects of the Ironmen medical needs in addition to providing matchday physio support. An experienced physiotherapist Natalie also looks after welsh rugby union side the Bridgend Ravens.


Kit and Logistics Manager – Gareth Laugharne

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.