Doorstep Sport comes to Barry


Street-Games Casteland-TennisPublished 12 September 2014


A doorstep sport project has started in the Barry area with the aim of getting more young people, more active, more often in their own communities.


The project delivered by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports Development team in partnership with Barry Communities First provides activity “on the doorstep” for young people aged 8-18 years who are generally not members of sports clubs but want to take part in sport.


A number of other partners are also involved in the delivery of the project including Vale Volunteer Bureau, Elim Elevate and Newydd.


Funded by Sport Wales, many activities have already started. At Iolo Park, Treharne on Mondays, activities run from 4.30pm to 5.15pm for 8-11 years olds and from 5.30pm to 6.15pm for 12 and overs.


Thursdays at Belvedere Crescent, Nr Thompson Street see futsal from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and multi-sports between 5.30pm – 6.30pm, and on Fridays at Alexander Gardens, sports activities run from 4.30pm to 5.30pm for children aged 10 and above.


Sessions are led by qualified leaders with assistance from volunteers recruited with the assistance of the Vale Volunteer Bureau. Further sessions are planned to take place indoors during the autumn.


Any young people interested in attending sessions can just turn up and all sessions are currently free of charge. Anyone requiring further information can contact Rachel Shepherd from the Vale Council Sports Development team on 07730 749485.