Dragons Community are delighted to announce the continued support from Coleg Gwent, one of Wales’ top performing colleges, towards our Match Day Mascot Partnership for another two years.
Following the previous successful 2018-2020 Match Day Mascot Partnership, Leanne Short, Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment at Coleg Gwent, is pleased to continue this mutually beneficial partnership for the next two years.
She commented: “As a college, we believe it’s important to support and give back to our local community. We make learning accessible to all and we feel that sport should follow suit and be inclusive and available to everyone. So, our partnership with Dragons Rugby aligns with our values and offers young people in our local community access to sporting opportunities.
“The Dragons Rugby Match Day Mascot programme works with young people from local schools and inspires them to take part in physical activity and sport from a young age, which we feel is of vital importance. Alongside our broad range of vocational and academic courses for post-16 education, we promote extra-curricular participation in sport to improve our learners’ health and wellbeing, and we’re proud to encourage inclusion in sport from a younger age through our partnership with Dragons Rugby.
“Our Crosskeys campus is also home to the Coleg Gwent Dragons Rugby Academy, the current WRU Welsh Colleges and School Champions for 2019-20. So, with the help of our Match Day Mascot partnership, we’re able to continue the promotion of sport among school-aged children and throughout our learners’ college years, improving their physical health and wellbeing.
“This year, following the challenges of COVID-19, supporting activities like this in our local community is more important than ever and we’re really happy to be a part of this fantastic partnership once again. We hope that the Match Day Mascot opportunity will enable more young people to discover the value of sport and benefit from it for years to come.”
Community Manager, Mike Sage added: “We are delighted that Coleg Gwent have continued to support our match day mascot package, which provides unique experiences for the whole family.
“We always receive amazing feedback from our mascots families, stating that the mascot opportunity is so inspiring and leading out the regional team with the Dragons captain is a memory that lasts a lifetime.
“We really appreciate the ongoing support from Coleg Gwent and thanks to their commitment, many more regional youngsters and their families will enjoy the match day atmosphere and mascot experience at Rodney Parade in the future.”
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