The Glyn Derw PESS Development Centre held a Tag rugby festival for Year 3 & 4 pupils at Trelai Junior School recently as part of the PE and School Sport (PESS) initiative, and in association with Capital Rugby.
The festival was a great success thanks to the organization by Neil Cole (Trelai PE co-ordinator), with over 100 boys & girls from Cwrt-y-ala, Hywel Dda, Millbank & Trelai Junior schools taking part. Rugby skills and small game activities were led by the schools' class teachers and culminated in each school playing a game of tag rugby, refereed by rugby students from Glan Hafren College.
The festival was a result of a 6 week mentoring programme, which introduced a range of rugby skills to the children leading up to playing tag rugby, using activity cards produced for the teachers/schools by Gruff Rees Sport.Cardiff Development officer for Cardiff Blues.
Commenting on the festival Gruff said,
"The organisation of this festival was first class and both Neil and Mark Wysocki (Glynderw HS) deserve enormous credit for their co-ordination of the schools and the success of the rugby programme in the area. Certainly, it was clear from viewing the day that the children have really enjoyed taking part and have learnt a great deal, indeed, the local teachers have all made a real impact with their willingness to contribute in such a positive manner and by developing their own coaching skills."
Existing Season Ticket holders are advised that full details of all packages for the 2015/16 season have now been posted out to you and will arrive in the coming days - and that the deadline to renew your seat has now been extended!
Supporters are advised that Cardiff Blues will be holding a presentation on the field post match on Saturday afternoon to mark those players leaving the region, hand out caps and the end of season awards.
Cardiff Blues face Zebre in the last Guinness PRO12 game of the season at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday, (kick-off 3pm) - and the ladies of the region can meet players such as Cory Allen and Ellis Jenkins while enjoying a special day with the Blues!
First team stars Cory Allen, Ellis Jenkins, Adam Jones and Kristian Dacey were among the special guests as Cardiff Blues held the Sphere Solutions Blues Tag Rugby Festival at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
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.