CAC take the lead on CAP redevelopments
CF10 Rugby Trust | 28 February 2019
The Annual General Meeting of Cardiff Athletic Club took place in the Cardiff Arms Park clubhouse on Wednesday evening, with the Chairman Keith Morgan summing up the tone of the meeting by stating 'We've become big boys now'. This was in relation to CAC making waves of their own in terms of the...
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New Year, New Opportunities
CF10 Rugby Trust | 07 January 2019
Another year has passed, one in which the future of rugby at Cardiff and of the Arms Park have once again remained spectacularly unresolved. Dare we hope for better in 2019? Is there any reason that we should be more optimistic? We think so and will use this blog to outline why and to suggest some...
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A Cardiff Carol
CF10 Rugby Trust | 18 December 2018
Chapter 1 The old Benefactor Era was dead. Of that, there could be no doubt. The Western Mail reported, the BBC explained it and social media went into meltdown debating it. The Benefactor Era was dead. As dead as a doornail. Ebenezer Phillips growled as he entered his office in the Principality...
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Alun Jones: The man with the future in his hands
CF10 Rugby Trust | 28 November 2018
Cardiff Blues Limited have announced the company's new chairman, with Hugh James Solicitors Managing Partner Alun Jones staking over from Peter Thomas. Peter is the rugby equivalent of Marmite, having supporters and detractors in equal measure but, without his financial support, there would be no...
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The South American connection
Dan Pearce | 05 November 2018
The long and prestigious history of Cardiff sides facing international opposition at the Arms Park continues on Tuesday night as a new opposition come to play in the famous old ground. Uruguay have been a rugby playing country since way back in the mid-late nineteenth century, although they didn't...
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What did we learn in pre-season?
Dan Pearce | 20 August 2018
You wait three months for rugby to return to your life after the ecstasy of Bilbao, and then just like that pre-season is over and the league is almost here. As Cardiff Blues go into a two-week training block ahead of the arrival of Leinster to kick-off the Guinness Pro14 campaign, they will look...
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The importance of pre-season
Dan Pearce | 11 August 2018
Three months on from the day that Ellis and Gethin Jenkins raised the European Challenge Cup into the Bilbao night sky, Cardiff Blues return to action in pre-season ahead of the 2018/19 campaign. Saturday sees our first action since that remarkable comeback to beat Gloucester as Leicester Tigers...
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A window of opportunity
CF10 Rugby Trust | 08 August 2018
A window of opportunity has opened for improving supporter engagement at our beloved CAP, but we fear that it’s an opportunity that won’t be taken. In this blog we will explain why and put forward some solutions. We apologise in advance for it being a bit long, but we encourage you to read the...
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Three teams, one club - it all makes sense
Dan Pearce | 28 July 2018
The 2018/19 season will see some big changes across Welsh domestic rugby, specifically around the development pathway amid the creation of new U23 professional sides and a shake-up of the Principality Premiership. These changes are well overdue, as the gap between the Premiership and the Pro14 has...
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SummerFest a success for CF10
CF10 Rugby Trust | 25 July 2018
The Saturday before last saw Cardiff Blues stage the very first 'SummerFest' event at Cardiff Arms Park in what was a massive success. Hundreds of children enjoyed skills sessions with members of the Cardiff Blues squad, while supporters were treated to question and answer sessions with coaches...
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The first moves for John Mulvihill
Dan Pearce | 24 June 2018
With June now upon us and the international test window in full swing, the end of the 2017/18 season is getting very close. Teams are announcing pre-season friendlies, European draws and league fixture lists are imminent, and some clubs are already back in training ahead of the new season. At the...
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Thank you, Peter
CF10 Rugby Trust | 15 June 2018
After 25 years as chairman of Cardiff Rugby, Peter Thomas will stand down from his position next summer as Cardiff Blues Limited enters a new era through governance changes. If you rewind to 1993, the world of rugby union was a vastly different place to the one we know now. The game was not yet...
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