Community Initiatives

Working with young people in sports

At New Directions Education we understand the importance of team work and the powerful and positive impact of sports on young people.

That is why we partner with professional sports clubs across the UK to encourage young people to get involved. 

For almost 20 years we have worked with sports organisations such as Cardiff City Foundation, Tranmere Rovers and the Catholic Schools Games to deliver opportunities for young people to come together. Read more about our ongoing partnership with Cardiff City FC Foundation and Tranmere Rovers. 

We host and sponsor sports competitions across our regions and we have had some pretty famous faces grace our football and rugby fields, including Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, David Cotterill, and Sam Warburton.


Working with young people and sports

Current & Upcoming Tournaments 2020/21

In partnership with Cardiff City FC Foundation, New Directions invites primary schools in South Wales to take part in the following events:


The U11’s mixed tournament for the 2019/20 academic year will take place in January 2020 across 6 qualifying days. Primary School U11’s teams from across South Wales will take part over the 6 days with 24 teams securing a place at the finals day later in that same month.


The U11’s girls tournament will run in October 2019 across 2 days with 12 teams returning to a finals day later in the month to be crowned local champions.

Registration will open later in the year – stay tuned for updates!