Former Aberdare RFC junior, Alex Mann, led training sessions with young players during a day of youth-focused activities, celebrating Vodafone and Aberdare’s commitment to developing the next generation of rugby talent.
- Vodafone’s Lions Legacy Tour sees rugby legends help raise more than £10,000 for Aberdare RFC.
- British & Irish Lion Wyn Jones; Welsh Women’s captain, Ffion Lews; Wales U20 Captain, Alex Mann; and Welsh strength and conditioning coach and former international, Huw Bennett, visited the club alongside The Good, The Bad & The Rugby’s Mike Tindall and Alex Payne.
- Former Aberdare RFC junior, Alex Mann, led training sessions with young players during a day of youth-focused activities, celebrating Vodafone and Aberdare’s commitment to developing the next generation of rugby talent.
- As part of the Vodafone’s Lions Legacy Tour programme, Aberdare RFC received a new scoreboard, a Veo sports camera and a laptop; and will also benefit from digital learning opportunities.
British & Irish Lion Wyn Jones joined a day of youth-focused rugby at Aberdare RFC, in support of Vodafone’s Lions Legacy Tour, helping the South Wales club to raise an impressive £10,000. Aberdare RFC is one of four clubs, including Westbury RFC, Dungannon RFC and Bannockburn RFC – taking part in the Vodafone initiative, dedicated to supporting grassroots rugby clubs in the UK and Ireland.
Wyn was joined by current Welsh Women’s captain, Ffion Lewis; Welsh U20s captain, Alex Mann; former Welsh international and current strength and conditioning coach, Huw Bennett – alongside The Good, The Bad & The Rugby’s Mike Tindall and Alex Payne, for a day of pitchside fun and festivities with the local community.
A highlight of the day included Alex Mann, Mike Tindall and Alex Payne leading warm-up and training sessions with a selection of young players from the club. The day was particularly special for Mann who was a mini and junior player at Aberdare RFC, joining the club as an under-eight and playing through to under-16s.
The funds, in combination with new technology and digital learning opportunities offered by Vodafone, will help the club run more efficiently and improve its financial stability following a difficult period during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the programme, the club also received a new electronic scoreboard, Veo sports camera and laptop.