Scarlets launch new link-up with Dewar Shield school sides

Rob LloydAcademy News, News

Scarlets Academy have started an innovative new partnership with the region’s Dewar Shield squads ahead of the coming campaign.

The initiative, which will run for 10 weeks, will see Ceredigion Schools, Pembrokeshire Schools, Carmarthen Schools, Mynydd Mawr & Dinefwr Schools and Llanelli Schools (under-15/16s) attending training and coach development sessions at Parc y Scarlets. 

The aim is to develop a closer working relationship with all Dewar Shield school organisations in the Scarlets region and align the region’s rugby pathway through supporting skill development, coach education and raising parental awareness around certain aspects of the game. 

The rugby sessions will be led by the Scarlets Academy coaches and will include insights into the strength and conditioning, medical and analysis sides of the game, which will be provided by Scarlets staff.

Scarlets Academy skills coach Paul Fisher explained: “We aim to provide a meaningful CPD opportunity for all the Dewar Shield coaches and hub officers in each respective school area along with delivering a rugby session that focuses on the skills relevant to the current demands and needs of the modern game.

“We are extremely excited about this opportunity as we feel it will aid the quality of the coaching delivery and improve standards of players in school district squads, schools and clubs across the region.

“We are very keen to promote ‘The Scarlets Way’.”