Statement – Elite Domestic Competition

Swansea RFC would like to confirm that they will be applying for inclusion in the new Elite Domestic Competition which starts in September 2024
Following 24 months of consultation between the Premiership Clubs, WRU and Regions. Swansea RFC are excited by the potential of the new competition and the opportunity to continue to play a leading role in the development of young talent.
The new competition will continue to enhance the strong relationship the club has with the Ospreys, Swansea University and surrounding clubs.
“We are proud of the players that have come through the regional system and gone on to higher things like Alun Wyn Jones and more recently Morgan Morris, Will Griffiths and Dewi Lake. This new league will give us the opportunity to contribute even more to the success of Welsh rugby.”
“Swansea RFC also has a proud history of developing coaches, with the members of the current team Hugh Gustafson, James Hook and Paul James already gaining national age grade roles’ 
“We believe that we are ready and prepared to meet all criteria and will be busy putting our case forward as as soon as possible, with the WRU intending to announce the EDC make up of the leagues before Christmas.”
The EDC will sit above the Welsh Premiership but below the regional game and  consist of between eight to 10 clubs currently playing in the Premiership with the aim of bridging the gap between the semi pro game and the United Rugby Championship (URC).