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Future Blues Summer Coaching Camps

31st May 2006

Youngsters from Builth Wells to Barry will be able to enjoy an unforgettable summer of rugby with a new scheme launched by Cardiff Blues.

The Future Blues summer coaching camps will offer children the opportunity to develop basic rugby skills and are a great way for youngsters to stay active over the summer. Youngsters will be able to train, meet and chat with international rugby stars and question them on rugby tips.

There is capacity for eighty spaces on each of the camps which will be held from the 31 July to 3 August and 29 August to 1 September. The courses are open to girls and boys aged 8-16 years old and offer outstanding value with 4 days coaching coasting only £80.

The four-day camps will be held at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff and will be co-ordinated by Future Blues rugby development officers and Community Coaches. All coaches are Criminal Bureau Record checked and will work in pairs. The sessions will run on a ratio of eight children to one coach.

A wide range of activities will be on offer to encourage a healthy and active approach to life. Qualified medical staff will be in attendance throughout all sessions to ensure the safety of all participants.

Cardiff Blues Director of Coaching David Young commented “These camps are part of the great work that the Blues are carrying out throughout the region and follow on from our successful community days held in Merthyr and Sully earlier in the year. The players all enjoy meeting the supporters and events like these are and excellent way for them to interact with the youngsters.”

Blues Community & Coach Development Manager, Richard Hodges said,

"We have received a great response to the Summer camps and would advise parents to return the forms quickly if their child wants to participate in the camps."

Booking forms have been distributed to all the development officers throughout the region. To book a place on the four day Future Blues camps, please complete the application form available on the homepage of the Cardiff Blues website