Huw Bennett

On Tuesday 11th March we welcomed ex Wales international hooker Huw Bennett to the Scarlets Rugby Business Network.

 Huw gave a very interesting and enlightening talk on ‘Life after Rugby’

 Having enjoyed great success at regional and national level Huw’s rugby was cut short due to injury. Huw spoke candidly about how difficult the transition can be and whether the regions and WRU do enough to help players through this transition. Many of the players who currently play professional rugby have known little else. They are picked up at school age, passed through the academy process and then start earning their living through rugby.

 For Huw the injury meant he had to address this issue far earlier than he had hoped and now works as a Business Development Manager for OSTC FX, a regulated Foreign Exchange business. They are based in Swansea and provide not only competitive rates of exchange, but just as importantly a personalized customer service with information and advice being passed on any currency transaction

 During his talk Huw openly admitted that there are difficulties and challenges for players post rugby and said that Athlete Career Transition Pathway (ACT) had been very helpful.

 As the talk took place after the England game there were obviously some questions about the match and Huw was able to give us an insiders view of what might have happened during and post match, but ever the professional, kept his responses very factual and grounded. Unlike the media and many of the welsh fans.

 We very much enjoyed Huws talk and wish him all the very best in his business career.

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