Stop the age grade change to youth rugby in Wales

Stop the age grade change to youth rugby in Wales

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Jason Newhams started this petition to Welsh Government

As we're all aware the WRU have implemented a change in youth age grade rugby due to the Welsh government guidelines around covid 19, The age range was 16-19 year olds but now has changed to 16-18 year old as of August 31st 2021.

My concerns are we have boys who have gone from playing a couple of games for under 17's,Having 18 months of no rugby at all and have then been told they have to go up and play senior rugby,The rugby world is always talking about player welfare and looking after grass roots rugby BUT how is this putting player welfare first,If you put an 18 year old who hasn't played for 18 months against a seasoned prop all your going to do is risk that boy getting hurt or turning his back on rugby and looking at other sports.

Many Welsh youth sides are also going to be impacted my the shortfall in numbers required for a youth team which is also going to result in the loss of more players to the game, Where personally I think is the most confusing part is if I was to turn 18 on August 30th I would have to step up to senior rugby  BUT yet if I turned 18 on September 1st I could play youth rugby all season.... How is that helping with protecting people from covid??? 

We need everyone's support to help get this nonsense overturned.

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