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Scintillating win sends sales soaring

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THE wow-factor woven into Wales’ dramatic NatWest 6 Nations win over Scotland at Principality Stadium on Saturday (Feb 3) has caused a significant ticket sales spike ahead of the next home clash for Warren Gatland’s side – against Italy on Sunday, March 11 (3.00pm).

Gatland must first face England tomorrow after saying ‘same again’ to the side which claimed a bonus point against the Scots and scored four tries in an impressive 34-7 victory, the second highest winning margin for Wales in the 135 year history of the fixture (the highest being the 51-3 win in 2014).

The long-serving Wales supremo has made just one change for the trip to Twickenham – to his bench where George North replaces Owen Watkin – and another big performance this weekend would surely see the remaining scarce supply of tickets to see the Azzurri in Cardiff run-out completely – with the 74,500 capacity ground already nearing capacity.

Wales’ Six Nations climax against France, on the final weekend of the Championship, is already sold-out and a trip to Ireland follows this weekend’s clash with England, so the Italy game is the last remaining chance for many to see Wales this campaign and supporters are warned to act quickly to avoid disappointment.

“We have been selling tickets at a rate of over 1,000 a-day since the performance against Scotland, more than doubling the figures of the previous week,” said a Welsh Rugby Union spokesperson.

“A limited amount of tickets are still available for the clash with Italy, priced from £20 for children or £60 for adults, and they are best accessed online at wru.wales/tickets or from your local club.

“But they are selling fast and a big performance at Twickenham on the weekend would surely see sold-out signs soon follow for Italy’s visit to Cardiff on Mothering Sunday.

“So the message is clear, if you want to see this exciting Wales side during the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations, it’s still possible, but you must act quickly.”

Tickets are available now from www.wru.wales/tickets or from a rugby club near you.

A concessionary price ticket is available in Cardiff for the first time in the Championship, for the round-four meeting with the Azzurri, meaning U16s can access this game for £20.

And, in another first for the national stadium, a unique ‘curtain-raiser’ also means supporters will be treated to two-matches-for-the-price-of-one.

The event is a double-header starting with Wales Women’s Six Nations clash with Italy (which kicks off at  11.45am), with the men’s game following immediately after – making the day a must-see occasion for all the family.

Official Hospitality Packages are available from 02920 822 413 or visit www.wru.wales/hospitality and official travel packages can be purchased from the WRU’s official travel supplier, Gullivers Sports Travel by visiting www.gulliverstravel.co.uk/event/six-nations .

The WRU’s official resale marketplace, which gives clubs the opportunity to re-sell a limited selection of their allocated tickets to the general public, can also be found at www.seatwave.com/wru

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Welsh Government Rural Affairs Minister congratulates this year’s award winners

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EVERY nominee for this year’s Lantra Cymru Awards scheme has demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning and maintaining the highest standards across all areas of working, Welsh Government Minister Lesley Griffiths has said.
The Minister has thanked and congratulated all this year’s award winners as well as the training providers who had nominated them.
The Minister said: “The Lantra Cymru Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the commitment and passion of individuals across Wales. A huge well done to all the nominees, winners and training providers for all of their hard work including to increase efficiency and introduce further innovative ideas into their ways of working.”
Leading Welsh agriculturalist Mr Peter Rees, chair of Lantra Wales, presided over this year’s selection panel, which included Kevin Thomas, Director of Lantra Wales, Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, founder and Managing Partner of Agri Advisor solicitors and agricultural Health and Safety expert Brian Rees, a former chair of the Wales Farm Safety Partnership and a Farming Connect farm safety mentor.
Mr Rees said that the Lantra Cymru Awards was always one of the highlights of the annual Welsh farming calendar, adding that it was testament to all the industry’s rural stakeholders, including colleges and training providers, that despite the current economic challenges within the industry, they had again identified and nominated many outstanding individuals.
“The Lantra Cymru Awards scheme, now in its 28th year, rewards the lifelong learning achievements of the many workers who, through their significant skills and abilities, contribute not only to farming but to the wider rural agenda in Wales, our rural economy and to the communities where they live and work.
“Each nominee’s clear commitment to continuous professional development and achievements within the environmental and land-based sectors, is doing so much to maintain professional, up to date standards within our industry.
“Each one of them is making a significant contribution, not only within their own particular area of working, but to the sustainability and modernisation of Welsh agriculture long term,” said Mr Rees.
Farming Connect is delivered by Menter a Busnes and Lantra Wales and funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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Funding boost on offer for local sports groups

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INVESTING in grassroots and community sport has led to more than £300,000 being accessed by local clubs in 2022 and this year it could be your chance for a share.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Sport Pembrokeshire helped 55 sports clubs receive a share of £335,388 from Sport Wales via the Be Active Wales Fund grants system last year.

In 2023 there are grants available for a variety of schemes or activities including coach education courses, essential items of equipment, new team start-ups and developing ‘on field’ activities.

Examples from last year include a Sea Cadet unit receiving £16,522 to buy a new safety boat as well as powerboat and safety boat courses, a table tennis club that got £700 for two new tables and a local football club accessed a grant of nearly £8,000 for training courses, balls, bibs, cones and goalposts.

Graham Willcocks at Trefloyne Junior Golf Academy, said: “The grant we received from the Be Active Wales Fund got us off to a flying start. We didn’t have much in the bank so it was a massive leap for us when they provided all the equipment we needed to get youngsters starting to play golf.
“With the support of Alan Jones at Sport Pembrokeshire, it was easy, with a straightforward application process and a really fast turnaround. Without that grant we wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are today.”

Sports Development Link Officer at Sport Pembrokeshire, Alan Jones added: “We would love to hear from any clubs and sports groups, large or small, to see if we can help access some grant funding to support community sport, and encourage people to get in touch.”  

Any sports clubs interested can find out more about the grants from Sport Pembrokeshire and the Sport Wales websites.

Email sport@pembrokeshire.gov.uk for more information and to tell the team about what your club needs and what you would like to do.

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Wales supporter from Pembrokeshire dies in Qatar during World Cup

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A WALES fan has passed away while following his team with his friends and family at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Kevin Davies, a 62-year-old from Pembrokeshire, has sadly died while in the Middle East with his son and some pals to witness Wales’ first World Cup campaign since 1958.

The Pembrokeshire Herald understands that Mr Davies died of natural causes on Friday but he was not at the stadium to watch Wales’ 2-0 defeat by Iran.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office confirmed it was “supporting the family of a British man who has died in Qatar”.

His family is being offered UK consular assistance.

The Wales Football Supporters’ Group said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Kevin Davies, of Pembrokeshire, who sadly passed away in Doha yesterday.

“The Red Wall are a family and we are here for you.”

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