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Posted: 18.09.23

WRU launch revised Welsh Schools Colleges League at CCB

Last Thursday, it was a pleasure to host the launch of the WRU’s revised  elite Welsh schools and colleges competition, the premier competition for schools and colleges in Wales at Christ College.

The WRU has awarded a total of 16 Rugby Programmes in Education (RPE) Licences to schools and colleges, with them forming part of the new look player pathway.  Following an extensive consultation period across the game, the new RPE Licence scheme will replace the old A Licences and aims to drive the standards of development provided for talented male players in education aged 16 to 18.

New elements of the new RPE Licence scheme include an explicit focus on education, holistic development, and a more robust approach to staffing, and medical support, and is a prerequisite to compete in the new WSC Rugby National Conference.  The RPE scheme is also designed to forge closer links between the regions, their academies and the schools and colleges. With Regional Academies also concurrently working with players at this age and stage how they work together with the RPE Licence holders will be critical.

The WRU has awarded a total of 16 Rugby Programmes in Education (RPE) Licences to schools and colleges, with them forming part of the new look player pathway.  Following an extensive consultation period across the game, the new RPE Licence scheme will replace the old A Licences and aims to drive the standards of development provided for talented male players in education aged 16 to 18.

New elements of the new RPE Licence scheme include an explicit focus on education, holistic development, and a more robust approach to staffing, and medical support, and is a prerequisite to compete in the new WSC Rugby National Conference.  The RPE scheme is also designed to forge closer links between the regions, their academies and the schools and colleges. With Regional Academies also concurrently working with players at this age and stage how they work together with the RPE Licence holders will be critical.

14.09.23 – WRU Schools and Colleges League Launch –
Players from Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera and Christ College.

CONFERENCE A                                                                         CONFERENCE B
Cardiff & Vale College (2022-23 Champions)                     Bridgend College
Coleg Y Cymoedd                                                                      Christ College, Brecon *
Coleg Gwent                                                                               Coleg Sir Benfro
Coleg Llandrillo                                                                         Gower College
Coleg Sir Gar                                                                              Neath Port Talbot College
Llandovery College                                                                   Newport High School
Whitchurch High School                                                         Ysgol Dyffryn Aman *
Ysgol Glantaf                                                                              Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera *

 

*New members

 

 

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