Extra Time with the Gwent Dragons

In March 2008 seven students and two staff members of the Blaenau Gwent, OASIS team enjoyed a two day visit to Rodney Parade to visit the Gwent Dragons as part of the Extra Time Scheme.

Extra Time is a European Social funded educational and sporting project. It provides a valuable experience for young people who complete the course with tangible qualifications that assists them in their future career plans and become fitter due to the extensive sporting opportunity. The course involves motivation and confidence building activities such as interviewing Dragons Players.

The visit was arranged as part of Academi’s new Valleys Initiative. The boys had the opportunity to interview and write reports on Dragons Player Colin Charvis as well as taking part in a number of co-ordination activities run by Community Manager Mike Sage. To end an exciting two days, the group was invited to watch the finals of the Wales versus Italy Under 20 team match.