School and club groups will have the chance to live the life of a top flight rugby player at Cardiff Blues. We have access to the same state of the art facilities used by the Cardiff Blues first team and academy teams, which includes the famous Cardiff Arms Park.Official club coaches lead the sessions and you will benefit from their expert knowledge and experience.
Competitive fixtures will allow you to put your new found skills to good use. We can also offer Q&A sessions with senior players and coaching staff, tickets to a live fixture and depending on schedules, the opportunity to watch the First and Academy teams train. No tour would be complete without a guided visit to the Millennium Stadium, arguably the best rugby stadium in the world.
Club Training Facilities
Cardiff Blues are responsible for the development of rugby in the City of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, the eastern Glamorgan valleys and Breconshire. Cardiff RFC Ltd employ development coaches who work with schools and clubs across the region and run a rugby academy for elite players aged 16 and above.
The training facilities for residential tour groups coming to undertake a Cardiff Blues Experience will have access to a mixture of the following:
The Vale Resort, Hensol (subject to availability). This impressive 40-acre sporting site at the Vale for the Cardiff Blues and Cardiff City FC includes: six international standard training pitches for football and rugby including a 3G artificial pitch built to FIFA and IRB specifications. The training headquarters houses state-of-the-art facilities including fitness zones and conditioning areas, medical and physio rooms, office and boardroom facilities, players’ lounges, meeting rooms, refectories and changing areas.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium is situated in the heart of the city. Cardiff International Sports Stadium includes: floodlit rugby pitch, athletic stadium, café, fitness suite and is the home of the Cardiff Blues Development Team.
Cardiff Arms Park is best known as the venue where arguably the greatest try was ever scored (Gareth Edwards), in the greatest match ever played (Barbarians v NZ 1973). Its mystique and history makes it a perfect addition to a tour to Cardiff. Following the laying of the new state of the art artificial pitch (only the 2nd in the country), groups are able to undertake a training session at this world famous rugby venue, which is overlooked by the Millennium Stadium.
Cardiff is the capital and the largest city in Wales, and the home of Welsh rugby. It is the political capital of business, education, sport, tourism, culture, media and government. Inspiresport also have their head offices in Cardiff.
As your tour is tailored to suit every requirement for your group, we offer a range of optional excursions to add value to your tour and maintain a fully packed schedule throughout. Although not exclusively, here’s a taster of some of the excursions we can provide for you subject to availability…