Neil Hennessy


Neil Hennessy is Programme Director, BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education Studies (bilingual) and a lecturer in Sport Coaching with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol based at the School of Sport in Cardiff Metropolitan University. His PhD thesis is entitled ‘The Development of Elite Rugby Union Officiating in Wales: A Critical Analysis’. He has been an elite referee with the Welsh Rugby Union since 2011 and he officiates in the PRO 14, EPCR competitions and for Rugby Europe and World Rugby. He is a former prop who played professionally for Pontypridd RFC.

Carwyn Jones & Neil Hennessy, ‘Y Sgrym: Cyfiawnder a Chyfrifoldeb’, Gwerddon, 25, October 2017, 70–85.