In 2003 the professional arm of Welsh rugby was moved into its current Regional format of 5 teams (now reduced to 4).
The Welsh Premiership was set up as the tier underneath this level and was entrusted with producing and nurturing the next generation of professional players, giving them the opportunity to play and prove themselves.
Clubs in the Welsh Premiership have the opportunity to play in the current 12 team league along with the Welsh cup, and a chance to test themselves against similar clubs from around the UK & Ireland in the British & Irish cup.
Cardiff RFC comes under the umbrella of the Cardiff Blues region and has so far produced several British Lions and Welsh internationals and a raft of players who have been capped at Regional level.
Cardiff RFC is committed to developing players to allow them to follow the path to play at the highest level possible.