Cardiff and Vale College Rugby Academy to represent Wales at the World Schools Festival in Thailand

18 Nov 2022

Cardiff and Vale College’s Rugby Academy will be bringing the spirit of the dragon to Thailand in December for the prestigious World Schools Festival.

The Welsh Schools and Colleges Cup winners are the seventh team to be confirmed and the third national champion, alongside the New Zealand and England champions, Hamilton Boy’s School and Trinity School respectively.

Since being formed in 2016, 28 players from the CAVC Rugby Academy have gone on to play internationally for Wales at U18 and Welsh Senior 7’s. More than 100 players have represented the Cardiff Rugby region from U18 to senior squad level.

The Academy take their spot in the draw alongside:

• South Africa's flagship of schoolboy rugby, Grey College;
• 2021/22 No1 ranked school in the world, Millfield from England;
• New Zealand 2022 National Champions, Hamilton Boys' High School;
• English 2022 National Champions, Trinity School.
• Ireland's powerhouse, St Michael's College,
• English titans, and one of the form teams in England this year, Sedbergh School.

CAVC Director of Rugby Martyn Fowler said: "We are very proud to be representing Wales at the World Schools Festival, it is a superb line-up from around the world. It is going to be a fantastic for the players and the College to be part of such a quality competition.

“It is an opportunity we simply did not want to miss out on, and wonderful recognition of what is being built here at CAVC with our rugby programme, and the achievements of this squad. We cannot wait to get to Thailand for what is going to be a truly unique and memorable week for everyone involved."

The most eagerly awaited schools’ rugby tournament will be held for the first time at Pattana Sports Resort in Thailand between 12th-17th December, and is assembling the finest ever worldwide talent of schoolboy rugby players.

The Festival promises to embody the true spirit of rugby, promoting the traditional values of the sport by gathering some of the most promising schoolboy talent the game has to offer, with plans in place to promote rugby in Thailand as well.

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