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Welcome to Cardiff Blues Community Foundation  - the charitable, not-for-profit community arm of Wales’ Capital Region.

 

About us
Our Work
How to Support Us
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Cardiff Blues Community Foundation are the charitable, not for profit community arm of Cardiff Blues

Covering five unitary authorities, 16 Community First cluster areas, 76 community clubs, 61 secondary schools and 320 primary schools.

Our Mission Statement – Use the power and values of sport to INSPIRE, ENGAGE and IMPROVE opportunities for all people within our community.

Our Vision – Deliver a vast range of innovative programmes, utilising the Cardiff Blues brand, players, values and heritage to harness social good and make an impact in communities both socially and economically.

Play an important part in improving many people’s lives irrespective of age, ability or gender throughout the region.

Be passionate about using sport to deliver change in the community, improving and increasing opportunities and empowering people from all backgrounds to make positive life choices.

Work in conjunction with commercial partners, such as Land Rover, DS Smith & Renishaw,  public sector bodies and third sector agencies to create a sustainable Foundation that  will be a community-focused organisation, at the heart of everyday life throughout the region, focussing on the needs of our communities, with strategic aim of using rugby to improve and support four main strands -Health, Education, Employability and Inclusion.

 

Community Foundation Director – Nadine Griffiths

Programmes Manager – Dan Jenkins

Education Coordinator - Dan Parry

Inclusion Coordinator – Ben McStay

Enterprise Coordinator – Ed Bradbury

Girls Rugby Officer – Alisha Butchers

Cynon Valley Rugby Officer – Jo Williams

Merthyr Rugby Officer – Adam Thomas

Vale of Glamorgan Rugby Officer – Keri Lovell

Pontypridd and Rhondda Rugby Officer – Gavin Clement

Powys Rugby Officer – Bronnie Jones

 

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Affiliated Clubs

 

Player Visits
 

Each Cardiff Blues Affiliated club within the region is able to request two player visits throughout the rugby season, to visit your mini/junior section. The dates of these visits will be set by Cardiff Blues Rugby Department and will be based around the players' training schedule. Player visit dates will be announced on our social media sites and will be sent out to all clubs via email.

Depending on the dates set, players are able to assist in delivering a coaching session or are available for presentations. In order to make things run more efficiently, we ask that you make the request at least 2 weeks before the date.

Schools that are signed up to the Blues Schools Programme are also able to request one player visit throughout the rugby season, providing he appearance does not clash with the players' training schedule. In order to make things run more efficiently, we ask that you make the request at least 2 weeks before the date.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Kitted Out
 

Get ‘Kitted Out’ with Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues has joined forces with Eurologo to offer top-quality rugby kits for all your age group rugby teams at specially discounted prices as detailed below.

 

Made to your design, all that is asked in return is that you include the

Cardiff Blues logo on one sleeve of each jersey.

Please visit www.eurologo.co.uk/Cardiff-Blues to use our online ‘Kit Builder’

For more information please contact us at [email protected] or call us on 01656 659424.

Matchday Club Experience
 

Looking for a team outing? Bring your team to a Cardiff Blues match, meet the players at the pre match player signing and we will make it extra special with a photo on the pitch at half time!

Available to any age group. Allocated on a first come, first serve basis

For more information please contact [email protected]

Clubs Day
 

Regional Clubs Day is an annual event which allows every Cardiff Blues affiliated rugby club within the Blues region to claim free tickets to a match.

On the day we also hold club competitions on the pitch, offer club members exclusive shop offers and allow juniors to take part in a half time parade around the Arms Park pitch.

Every club can claim up to 25 free tickets. Of these 25 tickets up to 5 can be used for accompanying adults, the remainder of the tickets are for juniors (aged 16 and under).

We ask all club members to attend in their club colours and to bring with them flags, posters and banners to make sure their club is well represented.

Make sure your club doesn't miss out!

Clubs day will be announced on our social media channels and will be sent out to all clubs via email.

Host a camp
 

As a Cardiff Blues Affiliated club your club can apply to run a Cardiff Blues Holiday Camp. Your club will provide the facility and we will provide the coaches and players. For every booking we take on the camp your club will receive £5 cashback per booking.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Map of clubs in region
 

 

 

Match Day

 

U8 tag & gOH
 

Available to under 8s, a game of tag rugby can be played at half-time at a game on the unique 3G artificial pitch at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. As part of this experience your team will also form the Guard of Honour as the Cardiff Blues team run out onto the pitch.

Teams will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

To enquire about Half Time Tag please contact [email protected]

Big flag bearers
 

Available to under 12s, your team will parade the large Cardiff Blues Flag in the centre of the field as the teams run out onto the pitch.

Teams will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

To enquire about Big Flag Bearers please contact [email protected]

 

Education

Future Blues Primary School Programme

The Future Blues Primary school tag rugby initiative runs throughout the region,  15 week programme, of which includes health and well-being, open your eyes/ inspire the future workshops, Cardiff Arms Park trip, and our May tag festival.

BTEC

We run a variety of btec courses across the region in partnership with CAVC, our current sites are at Cardiff Arms Park, and our partner schools Bryn Celynnog and Crickhowell high school.

Foundation Degree

The Foundation Degree in Rugby Coaching and Development is a full time course, and provides a unique opportunity to study a degree whilst working as a Cardiff Blues community coach. For more information click here (https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/foundation-degree-in-rugby-coaching-and-development-welsh-rugby-union/)

Dan Parry – Education Coordinator - For more information on any of our Education Programmes please contact [email protected]diffblues.com

 

Inclusion

Raising Aspirations

A 10 week programme designed for pupils in year 8 and 9 with low aspirations, to help guide and support them in attaining new goals and a sense of direction for the near future. Developing pupil engagement and bridging the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, raising aspirations for career and education prospects.

TACKLE

A 10 week programme designed for pupils in year 10 and 11 who are disadvantaged or disengaged.  Aimed at re-engaging these pupils through workshops and practical sessions geared towards career aspirations and higher education avenues. Giving the pupils a chance to develop their employability skills and develop prospects.

Pic of Ben Mcstay – Inclusion Coordinator - For more information on any of our Inclusion Programmes please contact [email protected]

 

 

 

Disability Sport

Cardiff Blues ICC’s

Welsh Deaf Community Rugby Days

Disability Camps

Joanne Williams  – Disability Coordinator - For more information on any of our Disability Programmes please contact [email protected]

 

Blues Experience

Here at the Cardiff Blues, we invite teams and schools from all over the rugby community to come and experience the Cardiff Blues Culture. We offer top grade coaching sessions, tours of our world famous Cardiff Arms park, lunch, tickets and interactive strength and conditioning lectures for all ages

Ed Bradbury  – Enterprise Coordinator - For more information on Programmes please contact [email protected]

 

Camps

Cardiff Blues camps offer girls and boys aged 6-14 the opportunity to improve and learn new skills and participate in fun games. The camps run through the school holidays at the famous Cardiff Arms Park and other locations across the Blues region.

Cardiff Blues Land Rover Cup

The Cardiff Blues Land Rover Cup is the biggest Junior Club Competition in Wales and the competition fosters the promotion of rugby participation within our Region and 'showcases' the vibrancy of the junior club game. The competition also aims to inspire a future generation of players and a large number will hopefully one day run out again on the hallowed pitch at the Cardiff Arms Park in a Cardiff Blues Jersey.

Any further information can be obtained from emailing [email protected] and following @Bluescup on Twitter.

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Partners

Renishaw, Land Rover & DS Smith – Just logo’s

Become a Patron

Our Patrons provide valuable ongoing support which enables us to keep our programmes running and remain relevant to the ever-changing needs of our local community.

HOW YOUR DONATION CAN HELP

  • Provide a complete Tag Rugby kit bag to a local school
  • Provide a TACKLE project to young people growing up in areas of deprivation, empowering them to improve their health and wellbeing
  • Could pay for transport costs to schools in deprived areas to attend rugby events and festivals

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SUPPORT

Through either monthly payments or a one-off annual donation, our Patrons help to fund our life-changing work whilst also seeing the charity’s work up close, receiving the following benefits:

Friend of the Foundation

between £10-£49 per month

Invitation to exclusive annual Patrons Evening

Foundation Mug

Exclusive retail offers

Discounted match day tickets

Gold Patron:

from £25 per month and in addition you will receive:

Foundation top

Platinum Patron

from £50 per month and in addition you will receive:

Cardiff Blues autographed Home shirt

Name listed on Foundation website

 

Donate

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Fundraise for us

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Foundation fundraising events

Cardiff Half Marathon

Match Day Bucket Collections

More events to come

Volunteer

We understand that not everyone is able to contribute financially, but a gift in kind is just as valuable.

Whether that be volunteering at one of our Community Events, helping our coaches, matchday fundraising activities or if you are a budding filmmaker and would like to help us capture our activities please get in touch.

To find out more about our volunteering opportunities please email [email protected]