26 March 2012>
Young people from 18 Caerphilly County Borough schools have enjoyed a day of rugby at Trinity Fields School, Ystrad Mynach.
Joined by Newport Dragons and Rugby World Cup player, Lloyd Burns, the pupils experienced the thrills of rugby, developed new skills and made new friends, and enjoyed the recent success of the Welsh team. Lloyd encouraged the young people to try new things including hitting tackle bags, moving passes and rolling in the mud. The sensory experiences of the activities are a great benefit for young people with disabilities.
With 18 schools attending a Tri –Nations Tournament ran alongside with Six Nations spectacular, with each school representing a different country. And as an added bonus, pupils were able to see and hold the recently won Triple Crown!
The popularity of this event is testament to the work of Caerphilly County Borough Council's InSport Wales Development Officer, Paul Taylor.
Paul said, "This event allows our young people to experience the excitement of the Six Nations tournament, while gaining confidence and having great fun. We really appreciate the support from Lloyd Burns."
Local company Orange Box, who are keen to see the development of disability sport, sponsor the event; now in their 6 year of sponsorship their commitment has provided equipment for the event, training for staff and kit for each of the competing teams in the colours of the Six Nations countries.
For more information, please call 01443 863 225 or go to www.sportcaerphilly.org.uk
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