We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to collaborate with the Welsh Rugby Union to encourage growth in the participation of the sport in Wales across all genders and age grades; to encourage partnerships with other relevant organisations to ensure maximum exposure to the sport at grassroots level and to demonstrate that the sport is not elitist but open to all.
Additional Information: There is virtually no coverage of rugby games below regional level in Wales. We know that clubs are struggling for players and funding and better coverage in all areas will encourage take-up of the game by people of all ages and across all genders, both prospective players and supporters. It will also give better coverage to sponsors and therefore make it easier for clubs to attract this kind of funding.
Petition raised by: Inside Welsh Rugby TV
Date Petition first considered by Committee: 17 June 2014
Number of signatures : 334
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 16/06/2014