20 Sep 2007

"I’m impressed Dragon Sport and Future Blues join together for days like this. They’ve worked together to co-ordinate the sessions so that Future Blues can provide top class coaching, and Dragon Sport can provide equipment and support. I thought Draig was really good at getting the kids motivated."

The partnership backs Dragon Sport’s rejuvenated efforts to get primary school children tackling more physical activity in the playground in the new school term.

Dragon Sport is a lottery funded scheme run by the Sports Council for Wales, designed to engage primary school children in extra-curricular physical activity by providing fun and enjoyable opportunities to play sport.

The Sports Council for Wales work in partnership with Sport.Cardiff to deliver the Dragon Sport programme. Sport.Cardiff Manager, Steve Morris, said:

"Cardiff Council is pleased to be working with the Sports Council for Wales on Dragon Sport, which is one of the most successful joint initiatives the Sports Council have with local authorities. It has helped raise the profile of Sport.Cardiff within 102 primary schools in Cardiff that we now work with, which has had a huge impact on the numbers of children now engaged in sport and physical activity."

The Future Blues development scheme was launched in the Arms Park in November 2005 to develop young children’s skills in rugby in primary schools, secondary schools and rugby clubs across the Blues region.