Former Welsh international rugby player and Member for Parliament for Gower has welcomed the WRU’s decision to allow community rugby to resume. This is great news especially after the Welsh Government changed coronavirus restrictions to allow children to travel between areas affected by local lockdowns.
Clubs and teams of all junior ages in Swansea may now return to training within the current return to rugby guidelines, if they feel they can provide a safe environment for players, coaches and volunteers.
This follows the easing of restrictions which allows children to travel between areas under lockdown so they may continue to participate in organised sporting activities.
Member of Parliament for Gower Tonia Antoniazzi MP said, “The clubs are doing a brilliant job to protect their youngsters and provide a safe training experience”
“We know how important sport is for their mental health and physical wellbeing, as well as with their personal development with skills they gain through teamwork and socialising with their friends outside of school. “
“The last few months have been hard on everyone with lockdown restrictions upending everyday life and we have all had to make sacrifices as we’ve adjusted to the new normal.”
“Likewise, the next 6 months will be a real challenge for us all, so the WRU’s decision to bring back community rugby and let children train again is fantastic. I’ve had many constituents have contact me since March saying their child’s physical and mental health has been drastically impacted by lockdown so it’s only right that we strike a balance with our restrictions.”
“The return of community rugby for our youngsters is a welcome reprieve from lockdown life.”