The WRU community team in the Dragons region works in partnership with Dragons staff in delivering rugby coaching, skills sessions and player visits to schools and club visits every week, with players and coaches regular attendees at events.
However to highlight the community activity and the switch of venue for the Dragons match at Ebbw Vale in two weeks, a programme of events have been announced, with Rynard Landman, Jarryd Sage, Zane Kirchner, Brok Harris, Pat Howard, Carl Meyer and Aaron Wainwright the first to start the tour.
Tonight James Chapron leads the sixth in a series of Coach talk sessions at Rodney Parade, whilst Bernard Jackman continues his tour of clubs in the Dragons region, with visits to Caerphilly and Blackwood on Wednesday and Thursday night.
Also this week there’s mini and junior sessions at Whiteheads and Abercarn as well as a CPD event with the Risca RFC cluster groups led by Nigel Way, Coach Development Manager for the Dragons region, plus school visits to St Gwladys primary in Bargoed and Willowtown Community primary in Ebbw Vale.
A highlight of next week’s events includes an open training session at Eugene Cross Park with the whole Dragons squad on Tuesday 20th February, 1-2.30pm. Come along during half term to meet the players, coaches and Rodney, as well as enjoy rugby skills and there’s FREE special edition t-shirts to be given away.
Feb 12th – Coach talk at Rodney Parade with James Chapron
Feb 13th – Whiteheads M&J Club Event
Feb 14th - Risca RFC Cluster Groups CPD Event
Feb 14th - Rodney goes to St Gwladys Primary, Bargoed & Festival Park
Feb 14th - Bernard Jackman Q&A at Caerphilly RFC
Feb 15th - Willowtown primary, Ebbw Vale
Feb 15th - Abercarn RFC M&J Club Event
Feb 15th - Blackwood RFC – An evening with the Dragons hosted by Phil Steele with Bernard Jackman
Feb 19th - Newbridge RFC M&J Club Event
Feb 20th - Llanhilleth RFC Senior club event
Feb 20th - Dragons open training session at Eugene Cross
Feb 20th - Players visit Festival Park
Feb 20th - Ebbw Vale Servicemen's Club – An evening with the Dragons hosted by Phil Steele with Bernard Jackman
Feb 21st - Blaina and Nantyglo RFC's combined senior club event
Feb 22nd - Brynmawr RFC Youth Event
Feb 22nd - Abergavenny RFC Youth Team Event
Feb 23rd - Tredegar RFC Dewar Shield Festival
Feb 23rd - RTB RFC/ BG Cluster & Jesters RFC Guard of honour at Eugene Cross Park