There's great news for young supporters from the Cardiff Blues as they launch two new junior clubs: Team Bruiser for children aged up to 10 years old, and Team Blue for young fans aged 10 years or older.
Team Bruiser is a club aimed at children aged up to 10 years old, offering young fans a great new way to support the Blues. When you become a member you will receive a Team Bruiser personalised membership card, a goody bag including a school lunch bag and water bottle, a free home match ticket for the 2008/09 season and priority booking and discounts on special events such as Bruiser's Christmas party. On your birthday you will also receive a special birthday card from Bruiser.
Young supporters aged 11 or above can join Team Blue, which also has some great offers. As well as receiving a specially branded Team Blue rucksack, members will also receive exclusive money saving ticket offers, priority booking for Cardiff Blues events such as Winter Wonderland and the Meet the Players Evening, plus a £20 saving for the 3 day Future Blues Coaching camps, exclusive competitions and much more.
To join either Junior Clubs it cost just £15 and members will save £5 on junior season ticket prices down to only £30. Junior supporters can pick up application forms at the Cardiff Blues stand this weekend at the Tesco Children's Festival, Cooper's Field, Cardiff.
On Saturday (19 July) Blues centre Dafydd Hewitt will be joined by new signing Aled Brew to help out youngsters and Community Coaches with rugby coaching, and on Sunday front row forward Taufa'ao Filise and Full Back, Ben Blair, will be at the event also signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans.
As well as rugby, the Sport.Cardiff zone will offer a huge range of opportunities such as golf, cricket, athletics, hockey and rowing.
On Wednesday 23 July at 11.30am Robin Sowden Taylor and Mark Lewis will be at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells, helping with coaching skills at the sports arena.
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.