Dragons Hold Rugby Masterclass session at Brynmawr

Players from The Dragons squad visited Brynmawr Comprehensive School last week to give a rugby masterclass to local school children.

Kath McCarthy | 25/01/2006

Over 140 year six pupils from Blaen-y-cwm Primary, St Mary's CIW Primary, Coed Cae Juniors and Ysgol Gymraeg Brynmawr attended the two-hour session to improve their rugby skills and took part in organised coaching activities.

Players from the senior rugby team at Brynmawr Comprehensive School and GCSE PE students assisted The Dragons with their coaching.

The pupils from the four feeder schools were put through their paces by the rugby players as they developed their skills before taking part in a game of touch rugby. The day ended with a question and answer session with The Dragons players.

The Dragons players who attended included Captain Jason Forster, Welsh Internationals Michael Owen, Luke Charteris, Nathan Brew and Steve Jones along with Dragons assistant coach Leigh Jones.

Councillor Steve Thomas, Executive Member for Health and Well Being - Healthy Living said,

"It is fantastic that the Dragons visited Blaenau Gwent to promote the development of rugby within the local area. Not only did it offer year six pupils an opportunity to experience sporting activities at their future Comprehensive school, it also encourages both boys and girls to take part in physical activity that is vital for their health and well being. Introducing children to sport at a young age will hopefully increase their levels of activity and these events are an opportunity for possible sporting stars of the future to be inspired by the sporting stars of today."

Players from The Dragons will be visiting other local schools in Blaenau Gwent over the next few months.

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