Welsh speaking pupils are interested in sports (higher than non speaking Welsh pupils)
1 in 5 people in Wales speak Welsh, according to 2011 census
of children aged 10-14 can speak Welsh and this figure is increasing.
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.
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.