In the Community...
The Dragons Community team engage, inspire and create lifelong positive impact within our region through the delivery of innovative, diverse & inclusive community activation.
The growing ‘Family of Provisions’ encompass Sport, Education, Inclusion, Community Outreach and Health and Wellbeing to drive change and positive outcomes.
Engaging with over 75,000 youngsters on an annual basis, ensures that Dragons RFC is kept at the heart of the community.
The community team, along with the Dragons players aim to be great role models in the region and inspire thousands, making a real positive impact on people's lives.
The Dragons adopt a 'Jersey for All' approach to ensure inclusivity regardless of age, race, religion, ability or disability.
There is a place for everyone at the Dragons!
An award-winning Dragons Community department....
Dragons RFC were named as the first-ever winners of a BKT United Rugby Championship Unity Award in 2022. The club's Dragons Community team have taken the Community Impact Award run by the league.
The new awards have been introduced to recognise the great work done by players and teams from the BKT URC within their communities and for charitable causes.
Dragons run 18 programmes through the “Family of Provisions” encompassing sport, education, inclusion, community outreach, health and well-being, engaging with over 40,000 youngsters on an annual basis. They adopt a “Jersey for All” approach to ensure inclusivity - regardless of age, race, religion, ability or disability.
The judges felt their work was really at the heart of the community, driving change and positive outcomes with a meaningful impact to people’s lives.
Dragons RFC Community Manager, Mike Sage, said: “We are delighted and proud to win the inaugural Community Impact Award in the Unity Awards for the BKT United Rugby Championship.
"The work of the Dragons Community team is at the heart of our club and the local community, and I would like to acknowledge our staff who continually go above and beyond to inspire our Dragons Family.
"We will continue to grow our “Family of Provisions”, which are diverse and inclusive and often provide life-changing opportunities to communities right across Gwent.
"Winning this award will only inspire us to continue our impact and the investment from CVC will help further support our inclusion groups with specialist resources and equipment.
"This news will also be well received by our Family of Provisions members who are integral to our success and proud to be part of the Dragons Family.”
Dragons Community team were presented with the ‘Club of the Month’ award by ParalympicsGB’s Every Body Moves - powered by Toyota programme – in October 2023.
The award celebrates the club’s incredible work in creating and supporting a wide range of inclusive and adaptive ways for the disabled community to participate in the sport and engage with the club.
This echoing Every Body Moves programme goals of championing inclusion and empowering the disabled community to be more physically active in a way that suits the individual.
“As a club we are really proud of our community inclusion and social impact and this award is fantastic recognition of our family of provisions. There is a place for everyone at Dragons RFC and this award is shared by all those that take part, alongside our partners, staff and wider Dragons Family," said Mike Sage, Community Manager at Dragons RFC.
Dragons were announced as a ‘UK Business Hero’ for 2020 - after being recognised by the British Chambers of Commerce for our work during the Coronavirus pandemic with the Dragons Deliver scheme. For more information click HERE