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An interesting read on the Scarlets website featuring Dan Davis. An innovative initiative from Swansea University. Perhaps the fightback against the English has started. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

An interesting read on the Scarlets website featuring Dan Davis. An innovative initiative from Swansea University. Perhaps the fightback against the English has started. 
Read the recent interview with Gareth Jenkins. He talks in detail about how the club competes against English clubs for young players.
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Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

An interesting read on the Scarlets website featuring Dan Davis. An innovative initiative from Swansea University. Perhaps the fightback against the English has started. 
Read the recent interview with Gareth Jenkins. He talks in detail about how the club competes against English clubs for young players.

Yes Steff I read your excellent article about Gareth. Identifying and securing our future talent is in safe hands. Did Gareth have anything to do with securing Costellow? 
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There has been a relationship between Coleg Sir Gar and Scarlets for many years which carried on with Trinity St David's in 2013.
A number of academy players have taken the opportunity with various courses.

Gareth Jenkins was involved in this, with many others.

I have mentioned a few times on various posts that we in the Scarlets are better placed than many, BUT like other Welsh regions are at a disadvantage when young players at 15 or even younger, are offered scholarships.  

A Carmarthen Athletic friend of mine mentioned a few months ago that they had 4 players from their under 16 away in England in schools, all offered and took up scholarships, but they do come home regularly and do play for their home club. 

This is an area we need to tie up, but we do not have the private sporting schools in the area, only 1, and with all due respect to Llandovery, not quite Millfield/Hartpury is it.
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Originally posted by Dai38 Dai38 wrote:

There has been a relationship between Coleg Sir Gar and Scarlets for many years which carried on with Trinity St David's in 2013.
A number of academy players have taken the opportunity with various courses.

Gareth Jenkins was involved in this, with many others.

I have mentioned a few times on various posts that we in the Scarlets are better placed than many, BUT like other Welsh regions are at a disadvantage when young players at 15 or even younger, are offered scholarships.  

A Carmarthen Athletic friend of mine mentioned a few months ago that they had 4 players from their under 16 away in England in schools, all offered and took up scholarships, but they do come home regularly and do play for their home club. 

This is an area we need to tie up, but we do not have the private sporting schools in the area, only 1, and with all due respect to Llandovery, not quite Millfield/Hartpury is it.

Very interesting Dai. What about Brecon? Of course Hartbury & I think Millfield offer education from 16 through to degree level which is pretty impressive. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Dai38 Dai38 wrote:

There has been a relationship between Coleg Sir Gar and Scarlets for many years which carried on with Trinity St David's in 2013.
A number of academy players have taken the opportunity with various courses.

Gareth Jenkins was involved in this, with many others.

I have mentioned a few times on various posts that we in the Scarlets are better placed than many, BUT like other Welsh regions are at a disadvantage when young players at 15 or even younger, are offered scholarships.  

A Carmarthen Athletic friend of mine mentioned a few months ago that they had 4 players from their under 16 away in England in schools, all offered and took up scholarships, but they do come home regularly and do play for their home club. 

This is an area we need to tie up, but we do not have the private sporting schools in the area, only 1, and with all due respect to Llandovery, not quite Millfield/Hartpury is it.

Very interesting Dai. What about Brecon? Of course Hartbury & I think Millfield offer education from 16 through to degree level which is pretty impressive. 

Of course, Millfield have been at this game for a long time - they poached Gareth Edwards from Pontardawe school, though as he went on to be an absolute star for Wales, we can forgive them for their development work!

In passing, I'd be interested to know if the Scarlets have any scholars at Aberystwyth Uni, where I used to work. I've noticed that the Uni have at least an advertising link with the Scarlets nowadays... the Uni used to have a number of top class players (Carwyn James, John Dawes, Dennis Hughes for example) - my recollection is that these guys would turn out for their clubs, usually, but be retained by the Uni. team for the inter-uni championship, which was quite important and hotly contested in those days. Although that's gone by the board, it would be nice if the Uni. and Scarlets still had some links beyond just the adverts.
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4 of Carmarthen U16s away in English private schools. Can the parents be had for child cruelty?
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