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Get started with Rugby

4th February 2014

Young people from Cardiff will have the chance to gain experience and qualifications in rugby thanks to a course run by youth charity The Prince's Trust and Cardiff Blues.

‘Get Started with Rugby’ is a five day course taking place from 10 – 14 February in Cardiff. The programme is designed to help young people aged between 16 and 25 who are not working gain the skills, confidence and motivation to find a job.

Participants will take part in a variety of activities including learning coaching skills and gaining coaching qualifications as well as vital life skills like communication, teamwork and confidence. They will also help organise half-time activities at the Cardiff Blues game at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday 15 February.

A ‘taster day’ is taking place Wednesday 5 February, which is an opportunity to find out more about the course.

Gerry O’ Sullivan, manager of the Get Started programme in Wales, said: “Get Started with Rugby gives young unemployed people a fantastic opportunity to get into the world of work.

“The programme is informative, action packed and increases motivation and confidence and is also a lot of fun. Teamwork is essential in rugby and a key part of the course is learning to build relationships with others and to work as part of a team.”

The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives. The Trust works with young people who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law

In Wales, 3,500 young people are supported each year through its programmes. More than three in four young people supported by The Trust moved into work, education or training

To find out more, contact Donna Davies on 07919 380145 or email [email protected]