Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2016

Disability Six Nations Tournament At The Centre For Sporting Excellence

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 2nd, 2016

On Thursday 24 March, Sport Caerphilly and Trinity Fields School hosted the annual Disability Six Nations tournament at the Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over 200 disabled young people had the opportunity to experience the thrills of rugby, develop new skills and make new friends during the popular event. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ryan Jones, former Wales international rugby union player attended the tournament for the tenth year, providing inspiration to those who had the opportunity to take part. In previous years, Ryan has encouraged the young people to try new things including using tackle bags, playing rugby and rolling in the mud. This has enabled the young people to develop their confidence over time. He has now also become a board member with Disability Sport Wales through his passion for disability sport and his commitment to the Disability Six Nations Tournament. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said: “Well done to everyone who was involved in making the Disability Six Nations Tournament a great success once again. The tournament shows that rugby is a game for all and the sensory experience available is a great benefit to the young people”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event is sponsored by local company Orange Box, who are now in their tenth year of sponsorship. The company are keen to see the development of disability sport and have provided equipment for the event, training for staff and kit for each of the competing teams in the colours of the six nations countries. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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