Coleg Cambria, in partnership with Welsh Rugby Union, RGC, The North Wales Development Region and SP Energy Networks has this week welcomed new learners to the first ever Traineeship Rugby Academy. This is a new initiative for traineeships that will help these young people develop new employability skills while being coached and mentored by the Welsh Rugby Union. This initiative will also enhance the development of Welsh rugby in North East Wales and in particular at Coleg Cambria.

The programme will be running for 8 weeks over the summer and will provide the young people with the skills and confidence needed to help them with the next steps in their development. They will be developing leadership, coaching and refereeing skills, participating in rugby camps, working on their communication and presentation skills, embracing the Welsh culture, while ensuring their well-being needs are met through physical activity and a healthy mindset.

Coleg Cambria’s Operations Manager, Traineeships, Nicola Gaughran said:

“The Traineeship team are really pleased to be working as part of this collaborative partnership. This is an exciting and innovative programme that is giving 16-18 years old in the local area the opportunity to develop invaluable transferable skills while promoting rugby in North East Wales.”

“RGC, WRU and The North Wales Development Region are delighted to be working in partnership with Coleg Cambria and SP Energy Networks on this initiative,” added Sion Jones, WRU General Manager for the North Wales Development Region & RGC.

“It is the first of its kind to be run in the North Wales Region and through the collaborative approach with all the partners, I am very confident that this programme will provide the young people participating in the programme some useful skill sets and experiences which they can use in the next phases of their life and career development. This is yet another positive partnership that is supporting the successful development of rugby across the North Wales Development Region.”

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