Before the match the youngsters enjoyed a pre-match skills clinic on the training area at Rodney Parade from Community Development Officers Mike Sage and Janice Chappell.
Here they had the opportunity to develop their all round skills including speed, agility, handling, decision making, core rugby skills and game awareness. After the session the coaches of the teams were given a match day programme before the teams formed the guard of honour to welcome The Dragons and Castres players onto the field.
After this the youngsters experienced the roar of the Rodney Parade crowd when they ran across the hallowed turf to take their places in the family stand for the Heineken Cup game. We hope the youngsters enjoyed their time at Rodney Parade and look forward to welcoming them back again in the near future.
If you would like to be involved in the 'Match Day Experience' then please contact Community Projects Manager Mike Sage on 01633 674954 for more information. Additionally, following the success of last year summer initiative, we will soon be announcing further Dragons skills camps for the Easter and Summer school breaks.