Sam Ricketts explains why young coaches must not miss our National Conference
27 April 2017

Sam Ricketts explains why young coaches must not miss our National Conference

The Wales defender is an A Licence coach and he's very excited



Former Wales international Sam Ricketts says the FAW National Coaches Conference is to good an opportunity to miss for young coaches.

The former Swansea City, Hull, Wolves and Bolton full back is currently studying for his A Licence with the FAW and says he can't wait to find out more about the Welsh Way of playing.

Ricketts, who won 52 Wales caps, said: "It will be great to get an idea of why Wales were so successful at Euro 2016.

"There's always a method behind everything they do and every formation they play.

"They're always open enough to explain why they do things and how they coach them."

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The national conference will be held in Newport again this year, with sessions split between Dragon Park and the Celtic Manor, across the weekend of Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28.

As an ambitious young coach, Ricketts is keen to learn more from the people at the top of their game, saying: "On the A Licence we look at the national team a lot and why they play the way they do and how they deal with the opposition and impose themselves on games.

"It's such a great insight, you can't really miss it."

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Wales defender Sam Ricketts explains why young coaches must not miss our National Conference