Sport For All

Llandovery College has a formidable reputation for sport. This reputation extends well beyond producing international sportsmen and women in a staggering array of disciplines and now embraces a fully inclusive activity programme that promotes fitness, health, participation, enjoyment and a life-long love of sport. Pupils regularly represent the College in over a dozen sports and it is unusual for a pupil not to pull on a College jersey at some stage of their school life.

Being a Welsh School, rugby is important to us at Llandovery College. We are fortunate to have expert coaching, 45 acres of playing fields and the legendary Tredegar Close our 1st XV rugby pitch that has produced over 50 full internationals.

With partnerships with the Scarlets, Opsreys and the Dragons, close relationships with the National Team Management, elite and conditioning coaching we consistently produce outstanding players such as Alun Wyn Jones, Carwyn James, George North, Craig Quinnell, Rachel Poolman, Andy Powell and Carys Phillips.

Mr Chay Billen

Our School Sports Structure

Sport has a very important part to play in the education of the individual pupil and in the life of the College. The Sports Department is fully committed to providing opportunity, success and enjoyment for all.
  • My time at Llandovery was fantastic. It set me on the right path for life.
    George North
    Former Student, Welsh International & British Lion
  • I love that the fact that I can take part in so many kinds of activities, such as shooting, football, cricket and the Duke of Edinburgh! The teachers are always around outside the classroom too, and I can go to them about anything.
    Kevin Perry
    Student at Llandovery College


Sam Williams

Ex-Ospreys professional rugby player and Level 4 Coach, Sam has worked in many high performance environments. His involvement with the Regional Pathway and Female Academies, along with his exceptional contacts, will strengthen the School’s existing close working relationships with Regional Partners the Scarlets, Ospreys and Dragons. Sam’s appointment as Director of Elite Rugby promises an exciting future for both our male and female rugby players.

Sam has eight years coaching experience and is an enthusiastic, innovative individual with vast knowledge specialising in sports coaching, athlete development, mentoring and education. On his new appointment Sam said: “I am very happy to be given the opportunity to be part of such a strong rugby institution such as Llandovery College. The College has a proven record of developing young talented athletes who are able to really excel in the classroom while still pursuing their sporting aspirations. With such a rich history in rugby and now the new Regional Partnerships that they have developed, it is an exciting time to be joining Llandovery College and I am looking forward to seeing how far we can evolve the already impressive rugby provision in place.”

This appointment will continue Llandovery College’s well-established and exceptional school environment where developing athletes alongside their academic success is the primary goal. The Elite Rugby Programme develops players through challenging, nurturing and empowering them to be the best they can be. Sam will be working with highly talented and engaged students who take pride in their achievements both on the field and in the classroom, leading their progression into Academies, Senior Squads and ultimately, international honours.


Regional Clubs


Pick your Choice

Sports Scholarships are awarded to those candidates displaying exceptional talent and potential in one or more sporting disciplines. At Llandovery College there is much competition in sport and the standard is high. Candidates should be able to perform comfortably at county level in a major sport, demonstrate excellent general sportsmanship and show a keen interest in, and good knowledge of, sport.

Successful candidates will be expected to be effective leaders of the College sports teams and make a significant contribution to the sporting success of Llandovery College.

Please contact us to discuss the sports scholarships available on 01550 723005 or