James Williams is a versatile back who joined the Bristol Bears from Hartpury in July 2022. Prior to his time at Hartpury College, he had already displayed his exceptional talent and received recognition for his performances.
During the 2016/17 season, Williams had an outstanding campaign at his previous club, Birmingham, where he was awarded the coach's award. This recognition highlights his impact and contribution to the team, showcasing his skill set and potential as a fly half.
In 2018, Williams had a short stint with Worcester Warriors before signing a deal with Sale Sharks. He made three appearances for the Sharks, scoring nine points, showcasing his abilities at the professional level. Although his time at Sale Sharks was relatively brief, it provided him with valuable experience and further honed his skills.
Williams' impressive performances continued at Hartpury College, where he made a name for himself in the GKIPA Championship. During the 2021/22 season, he was named in the GKIPA Championship Team of the Season, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the league. Additionally, Williams emerged as the Championship's leading points scorer, further highlighting his impact and proficiency as a versatile back.
The move to Bristol Bears marks a significant step in Williams' career as he joins a Premiership club. His ability to operate at both centre and fly half provides the team with tactical flexibility and additional options in attack. Williams' versatility, combined with his scoring ability and playmaking skills, make him a valuable asset for the Bears.
As he settles into his new club, Williams will aim to make a positive impact and contribute to the team's success. His experience at both the professional and collegiate levels has prepared him for the challenges of Premiership rugby, and he will look to continue his development and push for further opportunities.
With his inclusion in the GKIPA Championship Team of the Season and his status as the league's leading points scorer, James Williams has established himself as a promising talent in English rugby. As he continues to progress at Bristol Bears, he has the potential to further elevate his game and potentially earn higher honors in the future.
|Hartpury University RFC
|2017 - present
|2022 - present
|2018 - 2019
|2019 - 2020