StreetGames’ biggest annual festival, supported by the WRU, returned to the Principality Stadium last Friday, bringing with it over 50 exciting activities and thousands of eager participants!

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The event, now in its fifth year – and the third to take place at the home of Wales’ iconic rugby stadium – welcomed a wide range of youth, sports and community-based projects for a fun-filled day of games and activities.

The young participants were invited to take part in everything from trampolining and football to giant darts and rock climbing – all of which served to build up quite an appetite for the whopping 2,200 pieces of Nandos chicken consumed during the event!

The Welsh Rugby Union is one of a number of sports which have supported the enterprise and offered youngsters a great sporting experience.

WRU Rugby Development Apprenticeship Manager Carl Scales, said: “The WRU have been working alongside StreetGames for a number of years.

“We have been present at their national event almost from its inception, this includes delivering alternative rugby type activities at this event and working together reaching out in the community to engage young people from all backgrounds to give them a positive sporting experience to enthuse and give them a new direction,” he said.

A StreetGames spokesperson added: “StreetGames believes in fair play, both in sport and in life. With only £2.55 to spend on sports activities per week – compared to the national average of £10.15 – struggling families just can’t afford to keep pace. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to level the playing field.”


StreetGames harnesses the power of sport to create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people right across the UK. The work that we do helps to make young people and their communities healthier, safer and more successful.

Why sport?

Sport is energetic, inclusive and enjoyable, but StreetGame’s mission isn’t just about having fun. They believe in the power of sport to transform lives and to broaden ambitions. Sport teaches key skills such as teamwork, understanding and self-discipline and brings people together, creates pride in a community, breaks down social boundaries, and inspires people to make a difference in their own lives and for others. Through sport the programme can empower young people to kick-start a cycle of positive change that echoes throughout their entire community.