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20 Sep 2007

Free access is also set to be offered to Dragon Sport schools in the Vale of Glamorgan for the Blues U18’s v Llanelli Scarlets U18’s rugby match at Jenner Park in Barry on October 31stt.

And in Carmarthenshire, Dragon Sport and Welsh Rugby Union officers are planning a series of Dragon Sport Tag Rugby Festivals to coincide with the World Cup from the 24th – 28th September:

24th Sept - Llandeilo & Llandovery

25th Sept - Gwendraeth

26th Sept - Amman Valley

27th Sept - Whitland

28th Sept – Llanelli

01st Oct – Carmarthen

Regional finals will kick off from 12th -14th October, with spectators encouraged to keep checking the Dragon Sport website for further information.

In October this year, Dragon Sport will celebrate its seventh birthday and it has quickly become one of the largest and most successful Lottery funded projects in the UK.

Since its inception in 2000, the scheme has recruited eight sports to its roster providing opportunities for children to learn new skills in rugby, athletics, cricket, football, hockey, netball, tennis and golf

It has long been credited with helping to achieve the targets set out in the Welsh Assembly Government’s Climbing Higher strategy, which aims to see all primary school children and 90% of secondary school children participating in at least 60 minutes of physical activity five times a week – a target to be achieved over the next 20 years.