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.
Warren Gatland has confirmed he will be joining the fast approaching 50,000-strong crowd at Judgement Day III on Saturday to run the rule over potential Wales Rugby World Cup squad members in the competitive surrounds of the Millennium Stadium.
Cardiff Blues are hosting a special Open Evening this Wednesday night at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to give prospective students and parents the chance to discover more about our new and exciting rugby education programme.
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.
Fine footwear retailer The Brogue Trader - one of the official sponsors of Cardiff Blues - is celebrating after being recognised by the British Footwear Association at its annual Footwear Industry Awards.
Battling Cardiff Blues produced a second half performance packed full of character and spirit to push Ulster Rugby all the way in an absorbing Guinness PRO12 encounter at a packed out Kingspan Stadium.