THE GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND UNDERSTOOD WELSH RUGBY FUNDING
CF10 Arms Park Rugby Trust Board | 14 November 2020
Around 2011, the then Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, in a meeting arranged by Sport Wales, met with Chief Executives of Welsh National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB). The Governor was on his annual tour of the UK and wanted to know how the crash of 2008 was impacting upon one of his...
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The One Club Solution
Steve Coombs | 08 October 2020
It’s possible that there is no club in the sporting world more confusing than Cardiff rugby. For 17 years at the Arms Park we have had Cardiff Blues, Cardiff Athletic Club, Cardiff RFC (owned and run by some combination of the two). All part of the same organisation and yet managing to be...
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The Cardiff Rugby League XV
Steve Coombs | 16 July 2020
On 25th February 1895, 5000 people crammed into Bradford’s Park Avenue ground to watch the home team take on Cardiff. South Wales and the North of England were the industrial heartlands of 19th century Britain. And, rugby football was growing in both areas. Not only did young men want to play the...
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Opening Up our Heritage: A Positive Response from Cardiff Blues
CF10 Rugby Trust | 07 May 2020
Earlier this week we published our blog on how history and heritage could be given a greater profile at our beloved Cardiff Arms Park (Blog: Opening Up Our Heritage). Today we were pleased to have had the following response from Mike Brown, Head of Communications and Marketing at Cardiff Blues...
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Opening Up Our Heritage
Sally Carter | 04 May 2020
Taking Heritage out of the Trophy Room A key part of CF10’s mission statement is protecting and preserving our heritage, ensuring that any future developments of the Arms Park properly reflect the club’s name and history. Our heritage is key to defining who we are. CF10 has worked hard in...
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CORONAVIRUS – Mr MICAWBER’S CHALLENGE FOR CARDIFF BLUES
Derek Redwood | 11 April 2020
  "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds, nineteen shillings, and six pence, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery." - Mr Micawber (David Copperfield by Charles Dickens). These are difficult times....
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Fairytale of NewCAP
CF10 Rugby Trust | 31 December 2019
Here’s a tribute to the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl from the resident Bard of CF10 Towers, Martin Hughes - the Fairytale of NewCAP. (It’s best sung with your Shane McGowan teeth in!) It was New Years Eve mate Down the Arms Park An old fan said to me, won't watch another one. And then he tutted long...
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Crucial festive period awaits sides in the Cardiff Blues development pathway
Dan Pearce | 04 December 2019
It’s been a successful month in the Cardiff Blues development pathway with plenty of encouraging results across the Indigo Group Premiership and the WRU College League. Premiership It’s been another unbeaten month for Cardiff RFC, who remain top of the league and have made it through to the...
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Discussion Paper: Supporter Director
CF10 Rugby Trust | 26 November 2019
This paper is designed to help move forward discussions on supporter representation on the board of Cardiff Blues Limited. It is predicated on a number of key principles: At most sports clubs, legal ownership is in the hands small number of investors, but supporters are the moral owners of clubs...
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What a shambles
CF10 Rugby Trust | 20 November 2019
The Welsh Rugby Union are actively trying to run the regions into the ground in order to exert more central control and eventually take over their running. There, it’s been said. News broke from the WRU’s AGM over the weekend that the CVC purchase of 27% of the Guinness Pro14 was close to complete...
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
CF10 Rugby Trust | 07 November 2019
Memory suggests it was a fine October day as a curious 7-year old walked into the National Stadium, waist high to his father with a resplendent blue and black rosette on his chest. Unsure of the surroundings, sights and sounds accompanying the wide-eyed wonder, a cavernous stadium was an unlikely...
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Communication, communication, communication...
CF10 Rugby Trust | 04 November 2019
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” said George Bernard Shaw. Well, that’s not a problem that Cardiff Blues Ltd (CBL) would subscribe to. They wouldn’t accept it for one simple reason and that’s they don’t believe in communication. Or more...
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