THE Welsh Rugby Union has appointed Angharad Collins, current Torfaen Leisure Trust CEO as Head of Places.
Angharad will lead the implementation of the club development plan as a key element of the community rugby strategy with a primary focus on making Welsh rugby clubs sustainable and fit for purpose.
This covers areas such as accessing private and public funding to ensure club facilities are welcoming, efficient and modern, supporting club volunteers to help them grow their club business models and ensuring the governance of clubs is inclusive, robust and forward-looking.
WRU Community Director Geraint John said: “We were impressed with the overall calibre of candidates and we are thrilled to appoint Angharad to this exciting role.
“She has an impeccable record from her current and past employment of working with all sectors of the sports industry to make a difference for those who work and volunteer within sport and creating a healthy environment for community sport to thrive.
“As chair of the Welsh Sports Association’s facilities group throughout the pandemic, her hard work, enthusiasm and expertise greatly helped Welsh sport to come through the many challenges that it faced.”
Angharad Collins said: “I am looking forward to joining the WRU in August. I am excited about driving forward the club development plan within the Community Rugby Strategy along with the community rugby team.
“I look forward to working with facility teams to maximise inward investment as we continue to recover from the impact of the Covid Pandemic. I look forward to getting around Wales to meet as many people as possible in the coming months.”