A very successful womens rugby development day was held recently at the Pencoed club under coach and former Welsh womens international Nadine Griffiths.
The girls and women in attendance were given a further boost with current Welsh internationals, prop forward Hannah Roberts and wing three quarter Heledd Stevens assisting at the session.
In view of the recent bad weather the second session was held at the Pencoed Comprehensive School gymnasium, and again proved most productive.
Training sessions will now take place on a weekly basis, every Sunday, when prospective players should meet at Pencoed RFC clubhouse for 2pm, in particular 15/18 year olds to increase the 18 and under squad numbers though all ages and abilities are urged to attend.
A healthy structured training programme will now take place, with qualified coaches ensuring skill progression, and offering advice on technique.
Organised social events for the players and friends are also arranged for the forthcoming months.
It is anticipated an 18 and under friendly will take place on Easter Sunday (4th April ) against club visitors Kettering at the Recreation Ground. This will be a momentous occasion, which should not be missed by players or supporters, as this will be the first organised match between two womens sides in the history of the club.
In the longer term there is the opportunity for the aspiring players to progress to regional, and who knows National level!
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).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.