Godfrey, Dan

Godfrey, Dan

DOB: 31/05/1983

Height: 6ft 3in / 1.81m

Weight: 17st 4lbs / 110kg

Honours: East Wales Youth, East Wales U21, Welsh Presidents XV

Dan Godfrey is sponsored by: The Loyal Gang / The Bush Babies /O'Brien & Gittins


Hailing from the heads of the Valleys community of Rhymney, Daniel James Godfrey played at junior level for Abertillery before joining up with the Ebbw Vale Steelers Youth team. During his rise through the age groups there were representative honours gained, for East Wales at U16, U18 and U19 level, and with the Welsh Presidents XV.

A step up to senior rugby came in 2002, with a full debut for Ebbw Vale against Llanelli, and with further honours gained for East Wales U21s and an uncapped appearance for Wales U21s against Englannd.

In the summer of 2003, Dan travelled to New Zealand to play senior club rugby for Poneke in the Wellington provincial championship.

Upon his return to Wales, there followed a move to join Pontypridd, where Dan soon made a big impact as a ball carrying back row marauder. Having been a regular in the Ponty line up, and captaining the club in the Welsh Cup final of 2005, Dan Godfrey departed in the 2005 close season to pursue a career with the Llanelli Scarlets regional entity, before moving to Cardiff RFC in 2009, captaining the club.

Dan made a welcome return to Pontypridd colours at the commencement of the 2011-2012 season.

A senior member of the squad, and continuing to lead the pack by example, Dan was nominated as vice captain of Pontypridd during the 2013 - 2014 season.

Dan Godfrey is employed as a special needs teacher in Rhiwbina, Cardiff.