Roy Davies, former Bristol boss has been appointed director of rugby at the Worcester Valkyries.

The new director would be coming in from Bristol where he led the, to a top of the table finish last season in the Women’s Premiership.

Unfortunately, they fell to a narrow defeat by Aylesford Bulls with a 17-8 score line at Sixways in the grand final of the competition.

Davies spent two years at Bristol, beginning as the forwards coach before being promoted to head coach of the club.

The 35-year-old from Llanellihas had four years of experience coaching within the RFU junior academy. He was also the head coach of Gloucestershire women.

Davies has also previously coached the rugby teams of Wells and Brighton. He used to play his rugby in the Hartpury College, Gloucester academy, Moseley and Lydney.

He is a level three qualified coach, with a PGCE in PE as well as a degree in sports coaching.

Davies who was obviously elated with the new appointment, spoke of how glad he was to be joining such a club. He said:

“I’m extremely pleased to be joining a club with such a rich history in the women’s game,”

“After meeting the board it is clear the intention is to create an outstanding player experience that will allow every player to develop to their potential and that very much aligns with my philosophy and values.” He added.

The managing director of Worcester Warriors, Gus Mackay noted that Roy had a lot of experience in the game, much more importantly, the women’s game.

He also spoke about how Roy was able to lead Bristol to the final of the last season’s Women’s Premiership and hopes he can do the same for the Valkyries at the new Super Rugby competition.