Celtic Dragons have been a passionate supporter of The Prince’s Trust Cymru for a number of seasons now, with The Prince’s Trust Cymru present at several Celtic Dragons home games in previous years. It is timely that we announce an expansion of our partnership at a time when young people (the beneficiaries of The Prince’s Trust Cymru’s great work) are being acutely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  

As part of the partnership, The Prince’s Trust Cymru logo will be proudly worn on the Dragons’ iconic green dresses. Furthermore, the charity’s logo will be a prominent feature of matchday electronic advertising for all of the franchise’s home-designated Superleague fixtures in Wakefield and the Copperbox London. It will be one of the biggest charity partnerships in the Vitality Netball Superleague.

This partnership will seek to highlight the excellent work being done by The Prince’s Trust Cymru across Wales and showcase the charity to a female audience of tens of thousands.

Sarah Jones, Welsh Netball CEO said: “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with The Prince’s Trust Cymru. They are a fantastic charity that can really make a difference to the lives of young people and I’m proud to use our platform to help raise their profile and let young people out there know there is help available.

“As part of the extension to the partnership we are looking to utilise our fantastic Celtic Dragons athletes to help inspire young people and build their confidence and skills by supporting the day-to-day work of The PrinceTrust here in Wales.”

Phil Jones, CEO of The Prince’s Trust Cymru said: “We are delighted that Celtic Dragons have selected The Prince’s Trust Cymru as their nominated charity.

“The team is full of inspirational role models for the young people across Wales we seek to support, and we wish them every success in this Vitality Netball Superleague season. Every time the Dragons take to the court, they will be inspiring a young person somewhere in Wales to emerge from lockdown and achieve their dreams.”

The Prince’s Trust helps young people, aged 11 to 30, all over the UK to build their confidence and skills and supports them into jobs, education and training.

The charity was established in 1976, when HRH The Prince of Wales had a bold idea. He sought to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK. He founded The Prince’s Trust to deliver on that commitment. To date, The Prince’s Trust has assisted over 1 million young people at risk of exclusion and unemployment.

Many of the young people helped by the Trust’s youth support workers and mentors are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. The courses offered by The Trust give young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.

The Trust has helped over a million young people to date. Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842. You can visit the Prince’s Trust website here.