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Dinas Powys Mini & Junior Section

The current Mini & Junior section of the Rugby club sees this section of the club gone from 9 children back in July 2019 to over 100 currently across a number of age groups.

This year’s strategy is to build numbers, focusing on the recruitment and retention of players. The allocation of coaches per age grade is the natural step. With a volunteer recruitment drive working towards adding value from the younger youth players working as assistance adding to retention in this year group. Our Chairman Andrew Roberts has toured the schools across the Vale launching a Rugby roadshow which saw a massive success in the take up of Vale Children from all age groups and most importantly with a 30% take up in female players.

No lower age group competitive rugby will be seen until we can establish a solid group of players to form a team in any age group who can demonstrate the ability and skillset to be competitive..

With the support of Cardiff Rugby and the WRU directly we have seen a huge response and newly appointed qualified coaches join us to deliver the content to the children.

Our core values and strategy from the beginning is to delivery high energy with lots of fun, each coach has invested in its own development with guidance and support from our Chairman to ensure that the key message is delivered.

Our Mini’s and Junior’s section offers rugby from Under 4 through to Under 16’s before the players make the step up to senior rugby. Allowing a child to enter our rugby academy means we can develop the skills needed to produce quality rugby players firmly placing Dinas Powys RFC as the number 1 rugby club in the Vale of Glamorgan.

A message from our Mini & Junior Chairman – Andrew Roberts

“I played this game from age 5 through to 40 and enjoyed success throughout. Being asked to take up this role was a huge personal achievement for me. The process of building the lower age groups is complete and a platform now exists to allow for this to develop and move forward.

Now moving to the other age groups, from 10+ means we can adopt a recruitment strategy to drive numbers and secure the future of the older age groups. Rugby is a huge passion of mine and passing the experience to the lower age groups is a vital part of any rugby club”

To message our chairman directly you can do so by e mailing him andrew.roberts@dinaspowisrfc.co.uk

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our coaches

Age Name Phone
Under 6's
Shane Broad
07581 368503
Under 7's
Gethin Hill
07488 379911
Under 10's
Gavin Fish
07881 366870
Under 12's
Josh Dunleavy
07960 889540