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Within the Dragons region, the emphasis on coaching is focused on development and not just education. We believe that it is our responsibility to provide coaches with opportunities to better themselves no matter what their background and previous coaching and playing experience. We have a number schemes and initiatives that deliver our coach development programme.

WRU Coaches Locker

The Coaching Locker is available free of charge to anyone who needs to coach young players in the basic skills of the game. Video clips featuring young players practising drills are online for coaches to see exactly how their routines will be performed in training. The films are complemented by easy-to-read diagrams which explain what coaches should aim to achieve in sessions.

The information has been put together by a panel of WRU rugby department experts calling on top level coaches to draw up the fine detail of the activities. The coaching aids are aimed at children from 6-16 years old. The activities aim to teach young players the basic skills of catching, running, passing and continuity. 

Please go to to learn more.

Player Development Coaching

Our Player Development Coaching Programme is integral to the development of the future Regional and International rugby players. Therefore, we have realised the importance of developing our coaches to ensure our players are provided with the best possible service.

Our Player Development Coaches and Managers work with talented athletes aged 10-16 years old from across the Region within our three established player pathways. These coaches act as ambassadors for the WRU and player development in the Dragons Region.

If you are interested in becoming a Player Development Coach or would like more information on any of the above, then please contact Nigel Way on

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