Ryan joined the Dragons in 2009 after spending 11 years studying and working at UWIC, where he was was a multi sport Strength and Conditioning Coach. This provided him with a wide range of experience as an S&C coach, including working with Welsh Men’s Hockey, MCC Cardiff & Glamorgan Cricket Centre of Excellence, Welsh Women’s National Rugby Team, Wales U18s Rugby and the Subaru Rally Team. He also lectured on the Undergraduate courses, participated in research projects and coached the “Fresher” rugby teams.
Ryan initially joined Newport Gwent Dragons as Academy Conditioner and was promoted to Head of Strength and Conditioning in 2014. Alongside his academy role he became Wales U20s Conditioning coach attending two successful World Cups, and also became an IRB S&C Coach Educator.
He has overseen the physical development of many of the young players who are know breaking into our senior squad from the Dragons pathway and is committed to ensuring they reach their physical potential.