Pontypridd RFC statement issued with regard to the pending departure of club coach Dale McIntosh:-
'Our club has a proven track record of contributing significantly to the development of semi-professional and ultimately professional rugby football players.
It has adopted a similar philosophy towards the continued professional development of the coaches in its employ. Consequently, it was inevitable that sooner or later our successful Head Coach would be appointed to a senior post at regional level.
Dale McIntosh has been associated with Pontypridd RFC for twenty-four years. In that period his influence and his contribution to the success of the club cannot be over-estimated.
Affectionately anointed the ‘Chief’ by the faithful, he made more than 440 appearances as a player before retiring to become Assistant and eventually, Head Coach of the club. His continued success in both the Principality Building Society Premier League and the Swalec Cup has culminated in a league and cup ‘double’ which made the 2012/13 season arguably the most memorable to date in the history of Pontypridd RFC.
On the one hand, we are saddened to lose him, on the other; we congratulate him and wish him every success in his new role. He departs in the knowledge that he will always be welcome at Sardis Road.
Thank you, Dale McIntosh.'
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