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Cardiff Blues encourage RCT kids to get into rugby

9th February 2018

Cardiff Blues Community team took to Rhondda Cynon Taf in conjunction with the Welsh Rugby Union last Tuesday with a pair of events to encourage youngsters to get into rugby.

Throughout the day Blues Community coaches set up at Sardis Road in Pontypridd to host the latest Rugby Novice Day.

The event followed the success of similar sessions that have already taken place here at the Arms Park and at the Wern in Merthyr.

Primary School children from the local area and newcomers to rugby were invited to the home of Pontypridd RFC and given introductory coaching sessions, while their teachers received a Tag Leaders Award to allow them to improve the rugby provision in their schools. 

Cardiff Blues rugby officer Dan Jenkins said: “It is always great to hold these events which encourage an increase in participation within our region and to pass on knowledge to teachers, which can be applied back at schools.

“All of the children had a brilliant time and we hope they will now join a local rugby club having had a taste of what the sport offers.”

Following the event in Pontypridd, attention turned to Treherbert RFC with a Get in to Rugby session targeting new players through a community club.

More than 60 children attended and took part in inclusive rugby sessions in the Blues’ inflatable cage.

Cardiff Blues Community Manager, Nadine Griffiths said: “As we grow as a community department we are increasing our outreach work throughout the region. 

“Our rugby ‘cage’ is a great tool for us to be visible, out and about and to really help our community clubs when they need it. 

“This further strengthens our commitment to our community and all of our regional clubs, we are very much looking forward to inviting all of our clubs down to Clubs day, at Cardiff Blues v Munster to celebrate the strength we have within all of our clubs.”