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Cardiff Rugby Board Meeting Summary – May, 17, 2022

Community | 29th June 2022

The previous minutes were approved and actions discussed.

Dai Young delivered a 21/22 season review presentation with one game remaining. The presentation focused on results and performances, culture and behaviours and player recruitment and status.


Richard Holland’s Executive Summary:

  • Rugby season overview
  • Cardiff Arms Park – three year lease extension agreed with CAC, who’s property company continue to explore redevelopment options and will be presenting their findings to CAC next month, substantial works undertaken to gable ends and repair work required to South Stand roof
  • Ticketing – 2022-23 season memberships, including an inflation proof 3 year option, launched with more than 350 renewals purchased in the first 24 hours and sales opening to all purchasers from 23rd May
  • Pentwyn elite performance facility and health & fitness centre – current position and timescales presented
  • PRB – update following the Oakwell Report press leak. Malcolm Wall, new PRB Chair, attended this section of the meeting via Zoom by way of introduction to the board and to update on his first 8 weeks in situ


Neil Bryan’s Finance Summary:

  • 2021-22 quarter 3 (for the 9 months ended 31st March 2022) profit and loss, balance sheet and cashflow 
  • Awaiting discussions between the PRB and WRU to conclude to establish Cardiff Rugby’s cash position moving forward


Rhys Blumberg’s COO’s Summary:

  • Sponsorship – new agreements secured with Hugh James (renewal) and LCB Construction (acquisition), with talks on-going with Trade Centre Wales 
  • Matchday experience feedback – The URC engaged a company who attend fixtures and provide feedback, received a very positive report following their first visit to CAP. Most notably was a score of 9 for ‘People’ which, according to the company, is extremely rare. A second visit has now been conducted with the follow up report due imminently
  • F&B - permanent full time team now in place, who are successfully delivering the busiest event calendar ever at CAP


Jamie Muir gave an overview of recent site surveys and required repair works.


Nadine Griffiths’ Foundation Summary:

  • National finalists - shortlisted as ‘Team of the Year’ in the See Differently awards for visually impaired provision through the creation of the Cardiff Rugby VI Team. Having beaten over 1000 charities to make the shortlist of 3, the Foundation narrowly missed out on the night but did receive a special recognition mention
  • Staffing update and recent individual achievements
  • Commercial, grants and fundraising update
  • 20/21 Accounts overview
  • Delivery and engagement overview