A message from Sion
It means: Progress, not perfection
Sadly, a cup final day out at the Principality Stadium was not to be for another year, so the cup dream is on pause until 2019/20.
Over the last two seasons we have finished with a top 4 position, so the aim for this season now has to be on targeting another top 4 position – this would underline the persistence within the team, environment and region on continuing to develop and build the regional rugby product.
RGC and the North Wales Development Region was never going to be a Connacht or Munster overnight; the plan was to compete at the highest possible level, developing a brand of rugby that some would be envious of, whilst developing the future North Wales talent to ensure the region had the best engine possible to take rugby in North Wales to the next level.
Next season, our focus will need to be on our Academy and on developing the future talent from across all of North Wales. Led by Josh Leach (Regional Performance Manager), the North Wales Academy and Performance model will look to have the best model in place to develop future North Wales talent, from U15s, U16s and U18s all the way through to U18s-23s. We will need to remain persistent over the next few years, especially with rugby going through a period of change and facing a number of challenges.
Today we welcome Llandovery RFC for another slice of Principality Premiership action at Stadiwm Zip World. Llandovery are going to be very competitive and will provide a tough test for RGC today. If we are to claw our way up and secure that top 4 slot, then games like today become even more significant.
At half-time today we will be making a presentation and donation to Pwllheli RFC player Mathew Parry. Mathew recently suffered a neck injury during a club match against Gwynedd rivals Bethesda back in September 2018; following the accident Mathew underwent emergency spinal surgery and is currently on the road to recovery.
In partnership with Conwy County Borough Council, we will today be presenting Mathew and his family with a cheque for £455, which was raised from a recent RGC home fixture.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Enjoy the match.