In line with the WRU Inclusive Rugby Strategy the Dragons are continually looking at alternative rugby provision widen the rugby landscape and to engage with rugby enthusiasts from all walks of life.
We are aiming to provide a diverse range of opportunities, so everyone can enjoy playing rugby through various forms of the game. A ‘Jersey’ for all approach.
Through the vehicle of these provisions, we endeavour to positively impact on young people’s lives within our region. The benefits are improved physical well-being and mobility but also improving self-esteem and breaking down social barriers by encouraging participants to work as a team or in small groups and ultimately, making everyone feel valued.
We use our regional identity as an important tool to promote participation and recruitment with the aim of providing a very positive experience and massive long-lasting impact on all our participants lives.
Inclusive Community Club - ICC
The ICC provision aims to engage children and young adults with disabilities in the local community through non-contact tag-based rugby sessions. All sessions are tailored specific to participants needs.
The Dragons ICC is delivered weekly at Risca RFC from 11am to 12noon (time subject to change. Please check social media channels for latest information).
Risca RFC - Indoor 3G
All levels of ability are welcome between the age range of 6 to 16 years.
Each session is £2.50 to support the provision and end of season goodies to be organised. Free taster session on your first visit.
Lead Coach: Callum House 07896 199988
Facebook – @DragonsDisabilityTagRugby
Mixed Ability Rugby - Dragons ALLSTARS
The Dragons ALLSTARS is a new mixed ability rugby team established to provide opportunities disabled & non-disabled players to play contact or non-contact rugby together. All abilities are welcome as training sessions and games are tailored & conditioned to suit everyone’s needs and abilities. You can train from 16 years old and play at 18.
We are always looking for new players to add to our growing squad.
Lead Coach: Gareth Sullivan 07887 242409
Coach: Callum House 07896 199988
Wales Deaf Regional Community Event
The Home of the Dragons, Rodney Parade, played host to our inspiring annual Deaf Rugby provision in October, to engage with children from both primary & secondary school who have hearing impairments.
Disability Schools Programme
WRU Hub Officers will target special schools and/or mainstream schools with SEN units to deliver 5-week rugby provision to inspire participants with a view of joining our ICC for further development and enjoyment of rugby. This provision is available for all schools once per year working with 8-14year olds.
Girls Rugby Clusters: Dragons Region
The WRU clusters are girls only rugby environments, with age groups ranging from U9's up to U18's. This friendly, non-competitive and welcoming space allows girls to try rugby and develop their skills with a range of formats from tag, touch and contact. Cluster rugby is based in the Spring/Summer months which allows light evenings for training, more rugby being played and more time for BBQ's and cluster family get togethers! The clusters aim is to give every girl a positive rugby experience and give them a format of the game in which they can enjoy and thrive!
As the Welsh Rugby Union believe there is a Jersey for All!
There are 4 amazing clusters located in the Dragons region: The Jesters, Chargers, Knights and Arrows. So come and try our game!
Disability Six Nations & T21: Dragons
Last year we supported T21: Dragons to promote World Down Syndrome Day by hosting a coffee morning at Rodney Parade and the Dragons squad wore odd socks to support the campaign.
This season World Down Syndrome Day coincides with the annual Disability Six Nations event hosted at the Dragons training home at the CCB Centre For Sporting Excellence on 21st March 2019.
Homeless Rugby - Dragons Barbarians
The Homeless Rugby Team is a touch rugby team made up homeless people and was established in the 2015/16 season. The team has gone from strength to strength, providing many memorable moments and we are very proud of this provision.
In consultation with our Homeless players, we have re-branded to ‘The Dragons Barbarians’, which takes away the stigma of Homelessness from our participants now that they are playing regular fixtures. The Barbarians image is also fitting as we bring people together from a variety of backgrounds and challenges in their lives to represent one team – Dragons.
We have already gained many successful outcomes and are looking to develop the off-field support over the coming season.
If you are interested in joining our team, please contact our lead coach Callum who will provide you with full training and fixture information.
Lead Coach: Callum House 07896 199988
Show Racism the Red Card - SRtRC
We are delighted to support SRtRC who provide educational workshops for some of our regional schools. Through the workshop held at Rodney Parade, SRtRC use a whole host of inspiring resources with the aim of tackling racism in society.
We have supported SRtRC for many years and continue to use the high-profile status of our players to publicise its very important message.
This seasons school workshop will take place on Wednesday 14th November 2018.