June 28, 2022
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Ryan appointed Brentford FC director

Fiji's 2016 Olympic gold medal winning coach Ben Ryan has appointed the Director of Elite Performance for Brentford FC.
 
According to British media reports, Ryan is chosen to take on the post starting today ahead of the start of pre-season training as Brentford prepares for the 2022/23 Premier League season under Head Coach Thomas Frank.
 
The 50-year-old was the coach of the England 7s team for six years and then held the same role in Fiji helping the side win their first ever Olympic medal in Rio, Brazil.
 
Since leaving rugby full-time, he has worked as a consultant for world-class athletes, organisations, and teams specialising in culture and improving high performance. He also attended Loughborough University, gaining a degree in Sports Science, and is a former PE Teacher.
 
Phil Giles, Brentford FC Director of Football said after a thorough recruitment process, Ryan emerged as the outstanding candidate.
 
"He brings huge experience of how to reach elite level across a range of sports and has a coaching background which will help him work effectively with Thomas. He is also a Brentford fan, so already understands the Club, knows what we’ve achieved already, and what we want to achieve together in future."
 
By Romeka Romena  


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