Director of Rugby Mark Hammett insists his Cardiff Blues are ready for the challenge in Italy as the new Guinness PRO12 explodes into life this weekend.
Jon Is responsible for the development of coaches in the region. He runs a formal coach education programme that includes Coaching Rugby Union UKCC Levels 1 to 3 and initiatives such as Rugby and Tag Leaders. He also designs and delivers across the region Continual Professional Development Events. One of his main roles is to maintain and develop the WRU's Coaching Locker that aids coaches with their delivery back in their clubs. Jon also supports and delivers at the University of South Wales with the students who are on the Rugby coaching degree. Jon represented Wales at Age Grade levels, is a Cambridge University Blue and had 10 years as a professional Rugby Player before joining the Welsh Rugby Union in 2011.