RGC star Rhys Williams is taking on an exciting new coaching role as he looks to inspire the next generation of Gogs’ in the region.

The talented winger, who arrived at the Principality Premiership side following a spell with Leicester Tigers, has been appointed as rugby skills co-ordinator at Coleg Cambria.

Williams, said: “Looking back it was a huge move for me, and it was tough.

“The options in North Wales were not at the same level as there is now, so when Leicester came in then it was a massive opportunity. I had to grow up quickly, as I didn’t have the home comforts which was a learning curve off the field.

“It is brilliant, we have a blank canvas so being able to lay the foundations is good. Coleg Cambria are new partners with RGC, so it is about developing the links and opportunities.

“The aim is to build the rugby at the college, and with the link up with RGC look to try and stop the drop off in players leaving the sport at an early age.

“I have also started to look at the game differently, with a tactical eye. Seeing the structures and the reasons why coaches look to play certain ways against certain teams.

“When you are in the thick of the game, the 80 minutes go by and you don’t always see the bigger picture. “

Williams has wasted no time in getting down to business at the college, playing a leading role in their overall programme and fixture list, in addition to forming a network of support for student players ranging from academic support to facilities and transport.

RGC Performance Manager Josh Leach, added: “Rhys is already having a big impact in his role at Coleg Cambria.

“He has gotten a feel for the college environment and together with Coleg Cambria we have outlined a plan for developing their rugby programme over the next year or so with the end goal of providing a platform for student players in the North East of Wales to study, train, and play to a high level.”