STATE OF THE NATION
THE problems facing grassroots rugby in Wales are laid bare today in a Wales on Sunday investigation. We have canvassed the views of club officials right at the heart of the community – at all levels – to hear what they have to say about the reality of their situations.
Among those involved in our investigation were representatives in north, south, east and west Wales.
The hours of interviews over the last fortnight make for compelling reading about the real issues affecting rugby across Wales.
Among the concerns raised by the clubs were:
Dwindling interest and a lack of active players is leaving clubs in ‘free fall’.
Claims that teams as far down as Division 3 were luring players from other clubs with cash offers.
There are now not enough players to sustain the number of clubs that exist in Wales.
It’s the most in-depth investigation into the state of our national game and you can read it in full on pages 8&9 of the Sport Pullout today.
Penarth and Pontyclun get their half-time pep talks during their Division Three East Central A clash yesterday PICTURE: Peter Bolter