of Welsh-speaking pupils enjoy sports outside the curriculum three times a week


of young people aged 11-19 want more sporting activities through the medium of Welsh (urdd survey)


of Welsh pupils enjoy Physical Education 'a lot' (More than non-Welsh speaking pupils)

According to research by Sports Wales, Welsh speakers are more likely to take part in sports and to volunteer.

There are several reasons why sports clubs should use Welsh when training. There are many benefits to offering sports training sessions in Welsh. It can attract new members and volunteers to your sport and ensure that the needs of your current members are being met.


Why coaching in Welsh is beneficial

The comedian and coach Mike Bubbins' explains his experience of developing his Welsh language skills whilst coaching Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd under 8's. 

How to increase the use of Welsh in sports club?

Welsh rugby coaches and players discuss how they use Welsh naturally when training, and playing on the field.

Alun from Ruthin Rovers explains how they deliver coaching sessions bilingually.

Sioned from Run Wales explains how they benefit, and make use of the Welsh language.

Urdd Gobaith Cymru organises Welsh language coaching sessions, and national sports events. They can also support clubs, schools, and sport governing bodies in developing Welsh language sports coaching. 

Cricket coaches promote coaching through the medium of Welsh.