OverviewColeg Cambria and RGC launched a strategic plan with both organisations aligning their vision and values to put in place an ambitious plan to develop rugby across North East Wales. At the heart of this strategy is a desire to embed rugby in to the culture of Coleg Cambria and its local communities which we will achieve by creating high quality learning, training, playing and work opportunities for our students.
Coleg Cambria and RGC launched a strategic plan with both organisations aligning their vision and values to put in place an ambitious plan to develop rugby across North East Wales. At the heart of this strategy is a desire to embed rugby in to the culture of Coleg Cambria and its local communities which we will achieve by creating high quality learning, training, playing and work opportunities for our students.
Sion Jones, General Manager Rygbi Gogledd Cymru:
“The Welsh Rugby Union have identified North Wales as a Development Region, with over 1 million people across the region, North Wales offers significant opportunity to positively grow the game of rugby across all areas of Performance and Participation.
A Strategic Plan was created and implemented for the region to grow and be successful, it has a focus on ensuring North Wales rugby is aligned at all levels with a common purpose, common goals and healthy relationships throughout the entire development Region and beyond.
The North Wales Development Region is now looking to the future and at ways it can inspire our community through rugby success both on and off the field. The next chapter in the North Wales Rugby story will be about how we can make our rugby landscape a positive and vibrant one.
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (RGC) is the pinnacle of rugby in North Wales and it was formed to provide a platform for our best talent to perform and shine at regional and ultimately international level. For RGC to succeed and to go from strength to strength, it is imperative that all of our 32 clubs, the region, our communities, people and RGC unite and work together to make our vision a reality.
RGC and the North Wales Development Region would not be where it is today without the support of key partners and supporters – Coleg Cambria have been identified as a key strategic partner who share similar values and ambitions to grow the game of rugby across all of North East Wales.
Rugby is now very much on the agenda at Coleg Cambria, RGC, WRU and the North Wales Development Region are collaborating with the college to drive the Performance and Participation programmes to ensure that North Wales Rugby is truly integrated with Coleg Cambria’s Active Strategy, both on a functional and emotional level.”
Students studying at each of our sites will have access to skill development and strength & conditioning sessions alongside fixtures. RGC staff including the Regional Performance Manage and Strength and Conditioning coach will support the development of these aspects of the programme.
We are committed to working with local clubs to ensure our students playing and training load is appropriately managed ensuring player welfare is at the forefront of our programme.
Our Men’s rugby team compete in the Association of Colleges Sport (AOC) North West Men’s League.
In addition to this we play development fixtures against local schools and colleges to ensure all players receive sufficient playing time at a standard appropriate to their experience and ambitions.
All students involved with rugby at Coleg Cambria will have the opportunity to complete the WRU Rugby Leaders Award to provide the basic skills for leading rugby activities.
Those interested in furthering their coaching or refereeing skills can be supported to complete further qualifications and gain experience in local clubs and schools.
We believe that students studying on all courses at Cambria should have the opportunity to represent our elite teams. We are committed to combining academic and sporting excellence, supporting our students ambitions in the classroom and on the field of play. In our most recent Estyn report, inspectors rated the College as ‘excellent’, making Cambria one of the most successful colleges in the UK, and the highest performing college in Wales. To find out more about our courses please follow this link:
We encourage anybody with an interest in playing rugby to participate in our programme.
Individuals who are or have previously been involved in the RGC pathway will be monitored under the supervision of the RGC Rugby Performance Manager.
For further information please contact Aled Ellis or Dan Hough