Director of Rugby Mark Hammett has confirmed Matthew Rees will captain Cardiff Blues this season as the countdown to the new campaign continues to gather pace.
In addition to visiting the schools, all the players in the Blues squad are adopted by a local rugby club and visit the mini and junior sections as part of the Blues Adopt a Player Scheme.
Further information on the scheme can be found on the Adopt a Player page.
The Cardiff Blues also try to help out over the Christmas period. The squad visit the Children's Wards at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, the Prince of Wales Hospital, Merthyr and the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant every Christmas.
These visits prove to be hugely popular with the young patients and their families and the Blues are glad to be able to give something back to their community.