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World Cup at Blues Beach Rugby Festival!

2nd July 2015

The Webb Ellis Cup is coming to Barry as the first-ever Cardiff Blues Beach Rugby Festival takes place on Barry Island Beach on Saturday, July 4 - and there will also be auditions on the day to find Official Mascots for the Rugby World Cup!

Land Rover - a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015 - will be holding open auditions for youngsters (aged 7-13yrs old) to win one of two Official Mascot places for this year’s showpiece tournament.

Auditions will take place at the Blues Beach Rugby Festival held on Barry Island Promenade from 11am.

Please note, this is the ONLY chance in Wales to audition so don't miss out!

As well as mascot auditions, from 4pm, guests will also get the chance to glimpse the Webb Ellis Cup and the custom built Rugby World Cup 2015 Trophy Tour Defender that will carry the Trophy for its 100 day Tour around the UK and Ireland.

For any hopeful mascots they will need to deliver a short audition, undertaking one of the following challenges:

•             Give a passionate rendition of a national anthem of your choice
•             Offer some words of inspiration and advice to a Rugby World Cup 2015 team captain
•             Tell Land Rover how they would welcome a visiting nation to the UK for Rugby World Cup 2015

The best two entries will be rewarded with a place as an Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Mascot at one of the Welsh pool matches!

Watch Land Rover ambassador Lewis Moody gives some advice and motivation to become an Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Mascot by clicking HERE

Come along and audition to be a mascot and see the Webb Ellis Cup in Barry!

Want to take part in the first-ever Cardiff Blues Beach Rugby Festival? Well, now is your chance!

Beach Rugby is played as touch rugby, but the matches can be a bit more physical and is suitable for all levels of player, both male and female.

The inaugural Cardiff Blues Beach Rugby competition will be a true 'Festival of Rugby' with a variety of stalls and entertainment and some great prizes on offer – with a special Kids Zone on the beach with Cardiff Blues Community coaches on hand to help youngsters get into rugby!

We will also have visits from Cardiff Blues players at 12noon on the day to sign autographs and meet fans!

Nadine Griffiths, Community Manager at Cardiff Blues, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the Webb Ellis Trophy will be joining us for the first-ever Blues Beach Rugby Festival. It’s fantastic that fans can come down and see it just a few months from the tournament.

“The only place in Wales to audition to become an Official Mascot for one of the Welsh pool matches is here too so that is a chance not to be missed for youngsters!

“We’re looking forward to hosting this special first-ever event in Barry as part of our work around the region and hope fans will get right behind what is a real family friendly rugby occasion and a unique chance to be part of the Rugby World Cup.” 

Places at the Blues Beach Rugby Festival are limited to 18 teams for men and six for ladies and we are expecting this tournament to be a very popular - so book now to avoid disappointment!

For further information and to book your place visit