18 Jul Fenton returns to bolster off the field team
Bridgend Ravens are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Fenton as Head of Strength and Conditioning ahead of the new season.
No stranger to Ravens fans, Fenton played 16 games for Bridgend between 2014 and 2016 so will be a familiar face at the Morganstone Brewery Field. He replaces Liam Capener-Jones who takes up a new role with Swansea RFC, after a number of seasons at the club.
Fenton studied at Hartpury College where he graduated with a BSc in Sports Coaching while playing for Bridgend across three seasons. Having moved to Australia where he worked with an AFL team, whilst also gaining experience with a rugby team. Upon his return to the UK, he completed his masters degree in Strength and Conditioning and now takes on the role of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Bridgend Ravens, a role that he combines with Strength and Conditioning Coach at Ospreys U16’s.
On confirming his appointment, Fenton said, “I’m really excited about taking on the new role with such a talented and hard working team. Being surrounded by great coaches, support staff and management I can only see the team improving this season.”
“After the fantastic end to last season, we’re looking forward to creating some momentum through the first few weeks of pre-season. The squad have worked very hard to date, and as a coaching team are happy buy cialis online about where we are currently and are looking forward to integrating the new additions to the squad with the existing core squad.”
Team Manager Ed Griffith was quick to thank Capener-Jones for his efforts at Bridgend, commenting “The club would like to thank Liam for his commitment to the club during the last few seasons. He’s been a real asset to the club, the squad have really come on under his leadership but now look forward to welcoming Alex on board, who has already made a great impression on the squad during the first stages of what is a very important pre-season.”
Elsewhere, Natalie Melfa John continues as Lead Physiotherapist, while Josh Price, who was an intern last season, steps up to the role of Assistant Physiotherapist. The team will be supported by the appointments of Tiernan Abrahams who is a third year physiotherapy student at Cardiff University, while John Rothery, who joins from Newcastle Emlyn, takes on the role of Osteopath.
Departing the club are Hattie Fox and Kira Cheshire, who the club would like extend their gratitude and thanks for all their efforts over the past few seasons. It’s not the last the club will see of Hattie though, as she will be back at the club throughout August as she assists the team while Natalie Melfa John is away on her honeymoon.