To maintain a successful squad it is important to have a conveyor belt of young talent. It is important to introduce young talent to a good environment. Youngsters need to learn not only the skills but the right ethics.
This season has seen many youngsters given opportunities to further develop their game in the Premiership and have performed admirably for the Wizards.
Jac Morgan has gained himself a Scarlets academy contract and has represented Wales at under 19s and under 20s in the Six nations championship. He has recently been selected for the Wales under 20s squad for the World Cup in Argentina this Summer.
Cameron Lewis has gained himself a Blues academy contract and has represented Wales at Under 19 and was also selected in the Under 20 Six nations squad.
Frankie Jones and Iwan Shenton have gained themselves Ospreys contracts and have represented Wales at under 19 this year.
Jordan Walters and Rhys Henry have moved onto further contracts with the Ospreys and have represented the Wizards a number of times this year but both have been unlucky with injuries. Another talented youngster is scrum half Iwan Temblett who is also part of the Ospreys academy.
The last few games of the season have also seen the introduction of Brad Roderick, Rhys Thomas and Dan Hiscocks who have been part of the Ospreys under 18 squad this year. Brad Roderick also captained Wales at under 18s.
Aberavon continue to be part of the development platform that has seen the likes of distinguished players such as Adam Beard, Ashley Beck and Justin Tipuric progress onto professional rugby and the National Team.