The Regional Clubs Day is now firmly part of the Blues calendar and a celebration of rugby in the Blues region. All 82 clubs in the region have been invited down to the Ulster match to take part in the festivities. Cardiff Blues have a strong relationship with each club who have produced some outstanding players for both the Blues and Wales over the years. As a gesture of thanks to all these clubs each one has been offered 30 tickets for the game and the Blues hope to see many fans sporting their local colours at the match as possible.
Teams from as far afield as Crickhowell and Gwernyfed in Powys have already taken advantage of the offer and will be bringing their young supporters down to the match. Many of the young rugby players have already had the opportunity to play at the Cardiff City Stadium in the half time tag games and all the clubs in the region have also adopted a player for the season, who will visit them to deliver coaching sessions or trophy presentations.
At half time during the Ulster match there will be a regional clubs parade with representatives from the clubs in attendance walking around the outside of the pitch. As well as this will be the event now synonymous with regional clubs day, the annual mascot race.
Bruiser the Blues Mascot reclaimed his crown from the Rhiwbina squirrel last season so this year's mascot race looks set be another classic encounter. In addition each club can allocate youngster to take part in the half time race.
Speaking of the match, Richard Hodges, Blues Community and Coach Development Manager said,
"The Blues Regional Clubs Day has gone from strength to strength since the first one was launched in 2008."
"We have taken great strides both on and off the pitch at the Blues over recent seasons and supporters from throughout the region have really got behind the team and the Regional Clubs Day is a great way of bringing everyone together."
For more information on how to claim your club's tickets please contact Georgina on 02920 643 779.