The WWRU are pleased to announce that their National Squad Sponsors,the PHS Group, have been awarded the coveted 'National Sponsor of the Year Award' at the recent Sportsmatch awards dinner held by the Sports Council for Wales at the Celtic Manor.
The photo shows PHS' Marketing Director Stuuart Price receiving the award from Jenny Randerson in conjunction with WWRU Chairman Colin Wilmott and National Squad players Rhian Wilmott and Lucy Pike.
Director of Rugby Richard Hodges commented: " This is just reward for the committment PHS have shown to Women and Girls rugby. The Sportsmatch money has enabled us to emp;oy two part time development officers and we look forward to a long relationship with the PHS group."
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.