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The South Wales Argus

Don’t Ditch Dragons

2022

The South Wales Argus launched their campaign ‘Don’t Ditch the Dragons’ after a report earlier this year recommended getting rid of the Dragons, Newport’s professional rugby team and one of the four professional regional teams in Wales.

The Argus’ campaign highlighted the importance of the team to the local economy, and to local sport, calling for the recommendation to be rejected and instead urging for better strategies from on top.

The Dragons have since opted to invest in their academy and provide coaching for young recruits.

The campaigned was successful with Welsh rugby chiefs committing to keeping the team. The campaign highlighted the Argus’ powerful role in fighting for issues close to the hearts of readers and effecting change in their communities.