The IRB Council has announced the implementation of a global trial of the “Crouch-Bind-Set” scrum engagement sequence, which is aimed at enhancing player welfare by reducung impact on engagement by up to 25 percent in elite competition.
Please familiarise yourself with the information contained at the link below for the coming season and circulate to the relevant individuals under your charge:
On Monday 24th June the Ospreys Competitions Group (representatives from clubs and schools) will be presenting the new format for the Ospreys Cup Competition and Season Structure for 2013-14,
The meeting will be held at Llandarcy Academy of Sport at 7pm,
All U14 and U15 sides (season 2012-13) looking to enter the Ospreys Cup at U15 and U16 next season (2013-14) are invited to attend to receive the information along with all schools,
Please can you pass on the message to a representative from your club to attend.
Rugby training for all under 18′s starts on Wednesday 19th June; Court Herbert (Neath Sports Centre, SA10 7BE) playing fields from 6pm to 8pm.
There is also weight training running at present at Llandarcy on Monday from 5pm to 6pm and Friday from 4pm to 5pm.
The first rugby sessions for the under 16 group will take place on Wednesday June 19th.
The East group (Bridgend, Aberavon and Neath) will train at Pencoed College (CF35 5LG) from 6pm to 8pm.
The West group (Swansea and Swansea Valley) will train at Birchgrove RFC (SA7 9LT)from 6pm to 8pm.
There are also weight training sessions that are in flow at present and players are encouraged to attend the most appropriate venue for themselves; there is a cost of between £2 and £3 at each venue.
Mondays 7.30pm to 8pm Crossfit SA1/6pm to 8pm Llandarcy.
Wednesdays 4.30pm to 5.30pm Pencoed College (CF35 5LG).
Fridays 4.30pm to 5.30pm Pencoed College/7.30pm to 8.30pm Crossfit SA1/5.30pm to 7.30pm Llandarcy.
Sunday 10.30am to 11.30am Crossfit SA1 (Olympic Lifts)/11am to 12 noon Unique Fitness Maesteg (Olympic Lifts).
A major initiative is underway in comprehensive schools in Neath and Port Talbot offering Touch Rugby taster sessions for girls.
As an add on to this there are 3×2 hour courses organised during half term to further develop those skills. If numbers are appropriate there will be 2 groups at each session with years 6/7/8 working sepeartely from years 9/10.
On Tuesday 28th May there is a session at Pontardawe Leisure Centre between 10am and 12 noon; just turn up at the field behind the Leisure Centre. Wear appropriate clothing to practice outside and bring a drink and a snack bar.
On Wednesday 29th May there is a session at Court Herbert between 10am and 12 noon; just turn up at the playing fields. Wear appropriate clothing to practice outside and bring a drink and a snack bar.
On Thursday 30th May there is a session at Dyffryn Comprehensive School (Upper site) between 10am aand 12 noon; just turn up at the all weather pitch at the school. Wear appropriate clothing to practice outside and bring a drink and a snack bar.
Keep a look out for leaflets being promoted in your schools, however, if you require further information contact David Arthur on 07740612791 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The East (Bridgend/Aberavon/Neath) are having a light session inside between 5pm and 5.45pm; this will be followed by a classroon session from 6pm to 6.45pm. Make sure you’ve got your diaries.
The West (Swansea/Swansea Valley) will have a similar programme but the timings are 5.15pm to 5.45pm for the classroom and indoors from 6.00pm to 6.45pm.
There will also be a parents address from 6.30pm to 6.40pm in the cafe upstairs, where parents will be updated on the programme end and pre season.
The Afan Nedd Development programme (Aberavon and Neath) drew to a conclusion after the rugby festival at Court Herbert on Friday 12th April. Therefore there is no training taking place until further notice.
A pre season programme for the under 15′s (season 2013-14) will be planned and published on the website sometime in May. All schools and clubs will be informed and all players who participated in the under 14 programme will be welcome to attend.
Please pass on this message to anyone you know who took part in the programme.
Over the summer months if you would like to run BBQ / Recruitment events at your club then you can apply for the Join the Beat Scheme to help with the financial costs of running the day.
Swansea Valley Clubs Email email@example.com
Neath/Aberavon Clubs Email firstname.lastname@example.org