'Reform regional rugby' - petition update


'Reform regional rugby' - petition update

The campaign launched by Pontypridd MP Owen Smith calling for a review and reform of the regional rugby structure in Wales is gaining momentum.

The support of other MPs across the South Wales Valleys area has been secured, and the national media are focusing on the issues raised.

An on-line petition launched at the outset of the campaign in early January has already passed the 2,000 signature mark.

To enable those without access to the electronic version, a paper copy of the petition has now been issued.

A copy of the petition is attached, can be printed off and distributed locally in shops, pubs, clubs and sporting venues.

Signed copies of the petition should be returned to:

Office of Owen Smith MP
GMB House
Morgan Street
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF37 2DS

Reflecting on the progress of the campaign, Owen Smith said:

“The WRU must understand the depth of  concern that exists among Welsh rugby fans and we can best do that by recording our protest and our opinions. I look forward to receiving many thousands of additional signatures in the coming weeks and months. The petition will eventually be passed to the WRU to inform their thinking about the future of the game, however, a copy of it will also be presented formally in Parliament by myself.”

The on-line petition can be accessed by logging on to:



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