WRU Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis(right) and Cllr Allan Pritchard(centre) leader of Caerphilly Council with Joe Lydon, Head of Rugby Performance and Development with the WRU at the site of the proposed new development
The WRU has given its backing to ambitious plans to build a £6m centre for sporting excellence in Ystrad Mynach.
Set in the heart of the South Wales valleys, the proposals were announced yesterday where WRU Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis joined Caerphilly county council leader Allan Pritchard and key sporting representatives in the unveiling of the project.
Plans would see two 3G artificial pitches developed at Ystrad Mynach for football and rugby with lighting, stands, terracing, car parking and a gym all on the blueprint.
Mr Lewis said, "It's a pleasure for the WRU to be sitting along Caerphilly county council and the FAW. In these changing times we have to be working together.
"The project is an exemplar of how we can work together from elite to grassroots. We totally support and endorse this ambition."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).