Dragons Announce Partnership With Thales


Dragons Rugby have announced that Thales have become an Official Partner for the 2021/22 season.  

The partnership, will see Thales and Dragons Rugby working together to engage local schools and enhance our shared commitment to communities to develop skills and employment opportunities in digital and cyber. The two organisations will also use Thales’s technical expertise to find innovative solutions to improve match day security and enhance visitors experience at Rodney Parade.

Thales’s expertise in cybersecurity and building in security wherever it is needed will bring opportunities to implement new technologies at Rodney Parade to improve the match day experience and enhance seamless on-site security. 

Dan Nicholls , Commercial Sales Manager at Dragons said: “We are delighted to welcome the global leader in advanced technologies, Thales into our commercial family. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to both Leanne Connor and Gareth Williams, along with their team, for not only choosing to join us here at Dragons, but for also having the confidence in our vision as we embark on an exciting new season”

“We are building something special at Dragons, underpinned by an ambitious and sustainable business model. This growth is enhanced by working alongside local Welsh based corporate partners and attracting successful global, international businesses such as Thales, especially with their strong standing within North Gwent.

“The relationship that has been created between the teams at the Dragons and Thales is testament to a shared vision of growth, and a passion for what they do.  

A very happy Community Manager, Mike Sage said “The Dragons Community team are delighted to have teamed up with the Thales Education department to provide further innovative opportunities to engage with and inspire our pupils within our schools. 

"The partnership adds another string to our bow, providing creative means of community engagement through Sport and Education and fits perfectly into our strategy to widen our community footprint right across our region."  

Gareth Williams, VP, Secure Information & Communications Systems, Thales UK said “We are excited to explore opportunities working with the team at Dragons. Thales is committed to working with people and schools local to South Wales and it is fantastic to have the chance to share this approach with Dragons. As our partnership continues to grow we look forward to engaging with supporters and bringing new and innovative technology to Rodney Parade to improve the match day experience.” 

You can find more information about our new partners Thales by visiting their website HERE.

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