Forty players from the Afan Nedd District U16 squad were involved in a team building event delivered by the Physical Activity and Sports Service (PASS) department of Neath Port Talbot Council.
The event was held in the magnificent surroundings of Margam Park, a facility where the council are currently looking to develop their outdoor adventure provision.
The players were involved in six activities: canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering, nordic walking and wind surfing.
Head coach Mark Davies commented:
"We've seen the boys respond well in rugby training but this was an opportunity to see lots of them outside of their comfort zones. We are really grateful to the PASS team for providing us with this challenge and as a group of coaches we've learnt a great deal about the players that we wouldn't have discovered in a purely rugby environment."
Simon Warren who organised the day on behalf of the PASS team was pleased with the outcome. He said:
"We are attempting to extend the outdoor adventure programme at Margam Park and this event certainly enabled us to display our activities in front of a large audience, who were visiting the park on that day. The boys also did a splendid job in selling the activities to onlookers with their committment."
Afan Nedd continue their development programme with training sessions and friendly matches during August prior to kicking off their cup campaign on Monday September 5th against Blues South Development at home.