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Alan Davies, Ynysybwl - Rugby

Alan Davies was born in Ynysybwl, 1944 then moved to Nottingham when 10 years old.

He graduated at Loughborough College and played for several English clubs before becoming a coach and gained success with Nottingham R.F.C, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. He also succeeded coaching the Midland Division. Between 1986 and 1988he coached the English B-side and assisted Geoff Cooke in the English Tour of Australia and Fiji in 1988.

Initially appointed emergency caretaker coach for the 1991 World Cup but remained in charge until 1994 during which he collected the European Coach of Year. Patron of Aberaman (now Aberdare) R.F.C.