Ioan Cunningham rugby player
Ioan Cunningham rugby player

Ioan Cunningham

1st Jan 1983 1.86m/109kg Coach

A former Llanelli RFC skipper, Ioan Cunningham is an up and coming coach in Wales having already made an impact at Scarlets and in the youth levels in Wales.

Hailing from the Amman Valley, the former Wales Under-18s back-rower played more than a century of games for Llanelli RFC, leading the club to a Welsh Cup final victory in 2005.

However, the strength of the Scarlets back-row resources at the time meant opportunities were limited at regional level.

He cut his coaching teeth with the club side and the region’s academy, before heading up the Anglo-Welsh Cup and British and Irish Cup squads.

During his coaching career so far, Cunningham has worked with Wales U20's as well as being the National Academy Skills coach.

Since 2015, he has been the forward's coach at Scarlets.


wales Wales Women
Head Coach
2023 - present
Llanelli RFC logo Llanelli RFC
No. 8
2003 - 2007
Bridgend Ravens RFC logo Bridgend Ravens RFC
No. 8
2007 - 2008
Llandovery RFC logo Llandovery RFC
No. 8
2008 - 2009
Carmarthen Athletic RFC logo Carmarthen Athletic RFC
No. 8
2009 - 2010
wales Wales U20's
Assistant Coach
2012 - 2015
scarlets Scarlets
2015 - 2020