Cardiff Blues held their annual Family Fun Day last weekend and it proved to be hugely popular with young supporters.
Thousands of fans turned up to enjoy the sunshine and the activities. The Blues squad were on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos and the Cardiff Blues player of the year Paul Tito took to the stage to answer a few questions on the forthcoming season.
As well as rugby, football, cricket and golf coaching, youngsters also had the chance to have their faces painted and be entertained by crowd favourite Mr Tricks.
The bouncy castles and soft play proved popular with the infants but the highlight of the day was undoubtedly the Macot Race. Six characters took part this year, and despite a good start by Rodney The Dragon from Newport and a strong finish by Carwyn the Leek it was Bruiser the Bear who triumphed as the crowd cheered him on.
The Blues will also be attending a number of other events around the region during the Summer, so be sure to call in to meet the players.
This weekend Bradley Davies, Scott Morgan and Richard Mustoe will at Parti Ponty - Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd on Saturday between 2.30pm and 4.00pm with Gareth Williams, Dai Flannagan and Ceri Sweeney attending at the same time on Sunday.
Young fans can now renew their Cardiff Blues season tickets online at www.cardiffblues.com The season tickets offer outstanding value for money with a guaranteed minimum of 15 home games to include all Heineken Cup and EDF Energy Cup pool matches, as well as all Magners League matches played at the Arms Park.
Season ticket holders will also have free entry to the pre season friendly match against the Northampton Saints on Friday 29 August 7.30pm kick off, as well as being entered into the International ticket allocation system.
Junior season tickets are fantastic value from only £35 for 15 matches, including the Heineken Cup matches against former European cup finalists Biarritz Olympique, English powerhouses Gloucester and Italian champions Calvisano.
The Welsh stage of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series explodes into life at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday - and fans attending a night of thrilling regional rugby will also be showing their support for the #StayStrongForOws campaign.
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.