Rugby Reflections and Q&A with Ryan Jones

Join New Directions for a conversation with Wales and British & Irish Lions legend, Ryan Jones.

1st March 2021
4pm to 5.30pm
Microsoft Teams
As part of Wales Week London

Event details

To kick off this event we’ll take a look back at this year’s Six Nations games so far, including of course the Wales v England game being played only two days earlier.  Ryan will then take us back to the early days of his career, sharing his highs and lows, and perhaps a glimpse inside the ‘changing room’ to learn more about those who inspired him, how he inspired others and share with us a few of the more humorous anecdotes from his long and eventful playing career.

Ryan achieved 75 international caps for Wales and three test caps for the British & Irish Lions. His playing career began at Newport in 1998 and ended at Bristol in 2015. Ryan is one of only seven Welsh players to have won three Grand Slam titles, and he is the second most-capped captain for Wales.

Ryan Jones

Ryan joins New Directions

Since his retirement from playing, Ryan’s career has included two stints on the WRU’s Executive Board; firstly as Head of Participation and latterly as the WRU’s Performance Director. He also undertakes regular media work and has recently joined us here at New Directions, in a mixed role, including helping to develop and deliver our personal and professional development training programmes for our clients, candidates and staff.

Ryan is recognised as someone who cares deeply about enabling others to develop and to get the very best out of themselves – a passion and expertise he brings to his role with us.

This is a huge treat for Wales and sport fans everywhere – up-close conversation with a genuine Welsh sporting legend, and a real gent – we hope you can join us!

Book your place today

Our Director of Business Development, Gary Williams, will carry out a Q&A with Ryan during this event, so please send in your questions when booking your place.

Wales Week London

We’re delighted to host this event as part of Wales Week London – an annual showcase of activities and events that celebrate and promote everything that is great about Wales.

Find out more about Wales Week.

Wales Week London