Training with Crosskeys and Blackwood RFC

On Saturday 2nd August, Premiership Division Club Crosskeys and First Division Club Blackwood, attended a three-way training session with Monmouth RFC on Chippenham Playing Fields in Monmouth.
 
Coaching sessions were undertaken by Crosskeys coaches Gregg Woods and Aled Jones who both provided coaching Master Classes on Saturday. Over 50 players participated in the training session, with a series of ten-a-side matches being played between the respective sides, with all sides acquitting themselves extremely well.

A possible new player?

A great evening followed, with X Factor performances at Monmouth Rugby Club, which rivalled the very best performances that were seen during the last night of the Monmouth Music Festival! 
 
Lloyd Davies, Chairman at Monmouth RFC commented as follows:-
 
“It was wonderful to welcome players and coaches from Crosskeys and Blackwood RFC to Monmouth for what was a fantastic coaching session and a great day. We have enjoyed fantastic support from the Head Coaches at both clubs, in both a coaching capacity and in their roles with the WRU.

A possible new player?

Nigel Way (Head Coach at Blackwood RFC) has helped us to qualify over 14 Level 2 Coaches at Monmouth over the course of the last few years and has also helped to establish Monmouth Comprehensive School as a WRU Training Centre during that time.

Greg Woods (Head Coach at Crosskeys RFC) has helped us enormously in his role as WRU Player Development Manager for the Dragons region. Greg has provided us with assistance and support in securing funding for the refurbishment of the clubhouse and our new floodlights and is also working hard with both the Comprehensive School and the Boys School in securing Rugby Officers for the schools in conjunction with the WRU and Monmouth RFC.

The help that we have received from Nicola Davies and Claire Thomas at the WRU has also been fantastic and we were delighted to receive our Facilities Grant Award from the WRU last week. The WRU funding helped us to create the wonderful new function room at the club that is available and open to all members of the public to use.”

Club Secretary, Andrew Davies receiving Facilities Grant Award from Nicula Davies WRU


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