More Disabled People, More Often with More Enjoyment and More Success. The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a Disability Rugby Strategy which aims to grow, develop and enhance opportunities for all communities to be an integral part of the national game.
Darren Carew, the WRU Disability Rugby Coordinator, came to Headlands School in sunny Penarth to deliver the Cardiff Blues Disability Rugby CPD, in support of the WRU Disability Rugby Strategy. In attendance were 25 Cardiff Blues Hub Officers and Community Coaches all keen to develop their own coaching knowledge and to try out their newly learnt skills in practical sessions in the afternoon, with Headlands Learners as their participants.
The practical sessions in the afternoon, were accessed by learners from across the whole school and they took part in a session led by the highly energetic and animated Darren Carew and then onto sessions led by the Cardiff Blues Hub Officers and Community Coaches. It was truly an inclusive event; even some of the staff had a little run around!
There were opportunities for the learners to practice their running and passing and increase their rugby knowledge as well as having heaps of fun working with their peers and getting to know all of the Cardiff Blues Hub Officers and Community Coaches.
As a result of Headlands School hosting the Disability Rugby CPD, we will subsequently have access to a number of Cardiff Blues Hub Officers who will return to Headlands School to deliver rugby sessions for our future rugby stars.
A quick mention must be made for one of our Post 16 Learners, Callum Hodges, who as a result of his involvement in the Rugby event, has gone on to train for the Dragons All-Stars, a Mixed-Ability Rugby Team representing the Dragons region. Best of luck Cal, we look forward to hearing how you get on.
Enjoy the Autumn Internationals everyone!