Commonwealth Continues on Kings Square


Published 28 August 2014


The Sports & Play Family Fun Day, run by the Vale Council’s Sports Development Team, was held at Kings Square and Central Park, Barry in July and was attended by over 500 children, young people and adults.


Sports and Play Development Team Fun Day King's SquareThe event had a Commonwealth Games theme, and there were a number of Commonwealth sports available on the day for residents to try out including badminton, athletics, and table tennis.


There were also other sports available including basketball, volleyball, and target throwing games. In addition to the Sports Development Team members delivering activities, coaches were also provided by Badminton Wales, the Welsh Rugby Union, Red Dragons Netball Club and Vale Tennis Academy.


Visitors were also able to try out a variety of play activities delivered by the Council’s Play Development team. Activities included arts and crafts, giant games, and a drumming workshop.


Once they had tried at least 5 activities, participants were awarded a medal of participation, a certificate and prize. They were also provided with an information booklet of local community sports opportunities to encourage them to participate in activities on a regular basis.


Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said that there was very positive feedback received, with many children trying out new activities for the first time, and a number of them saying that they would be joining a local club as they enjoyed the activities so much.


Further information regarding sports and play activities can be found by contacting the Sports & Play Development team on 01446 704793, via e-mail at, or via Twitter @valesports and @insideoutplay.