Countdown to Cardiff 2014 European finals weekend underway
13 May 2014 10:52
By Clare Williams
Councillor Derrick Morgan, with the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup
There are a limited number of hospitality packages still available for the Amlin Challenge Cup final on Friday 23rd May, featuring Bath Rugby and Northampton Saints at the Cardiff Arms Park.
The countdown to one of Europe's great sporting weekends is fully underway following yesterday's handover in the Welsh capital of the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup trophies to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff.
Councillor Derrick Morgan accepted the two pieces of silverware at City Hall just under a fortnight before thousands of supporters from all corners of the continent descend on Cardiff for the 2014 Amlin Challenge Cup and Heineken Cup finals on the weekend of 23 and 24 May.
Cardiff is steeped in European club rugby history having hosted six Heineken Cup finals and one Amlin Challenge Cup decider to date, and the city remains a hugely compelling destination for rugby fans. The finals also form a showpiece event during the city's year as European Capital of Sport 2014.
There is still a chance for you to guarantee your place at one of Europe's greatest sporting finals. A small number of hospitality packages are still available. This fantastic hospitality package includes a match ticket, match programme, hot fork meal and the best view in the ground of what is sure to be an exciting game. The package is priced at £110 to purchase your package contact our Hospitality Coordinator Cathy Selio on Cathy.Selio@cardiffblues.com or by calling 02920 302000.
Friday, 23 May
Amlin Challenge Cup final
Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints
Cardiff Arms Park 8.00pm
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.
A last minute Jarrod Evans penalty ensured Cardiff Blues Premiership Select finished their British and Irish Cup campaign on a high, with a 24-21 victory over London Scottish at Athletic Ground on Friday.