Jamie Roberts and Dai Williams

Athlete: Jamie Roberts, Cardiff Blues, Wales and British and Irish Lions

Coach: Dai Williams, PE Teacher, Ysgol Glantaf, Cardiff

Coach from 1998 to 2003


Jamie feels the hard work and dedication shown by Dai contributed to his success: 'You'd be there in the changing rooms and see this guy out on the pitch in the heavy rain just putting out tackle bags. He's massively committed.'

Dai's attention to detail didn't end when Jamie left school: 'When I see him run out in a red shirt for Wales … well it's difficult to describe. Obviously you're hundred per cent behind him, but you're also looking at strengths and weaknesses. I suppose it's the coach coming out of you really.'

To find out more about how Dai spotted Jamie's talent from a young age and developed him into a welsh rugby star, check out our exclusive interview.