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 #JerseyForAll
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.
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.
Major Dates for Inclusive Events
- Deaf Rugby Community Event - October 2nd, 2019
- World Down's Syndrome Day - March 21st, 2020
- Disability Six Nations - March 26th, 2020
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.
The next SRtRC event at Rodney Parade is on December 4th, 2019.