Latest Vale of Glamorgan Community Sports News
Dance teacher courses taking place during Easter
holidays - 7 March 2013
Are you passionate about dance and would you like to learn how
to teach dance to others? If so then sign up now for special
courses that are being run during the Easter holidays for young
people aged 13+.
‘Make it Happen’ and try a new sport for FREE this
month - 5 March 2013
Local sports clubs have joined forces with the Vale of Glamorgan
Council’s sports and play development team to offer free taster
sessions throughout March.
Scheme gives lift to Vale's high flying sports
stars - 4 March 2013
International medal hopefuls, national champions and a skier
aiming to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics are among the
talented sportsmen and women whose sporting ambitions are being
supported by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s sports academy
Girls' football going crazy in the Vale - 4 March
Football for girls has been growing rapidly in the Vale of
Glamorgan recently with new club, Vale Ladies & Girls Football
Club at the forefront of the development of the female game.
Vale pupils urge Welsh schools to voice opinions on
sport - 1 March 2013
Pupils from the Vale of Glamorgan are leading the way in urging
other school pupils across Wales to voice their opinion in the
second ever Sport Wales School Sport Survey.
Junior Golf Days at Brynhill Golf Club - 1 March
Brynhill Golf Club in Barry will be giving youngsters aaged nine
to 16 a chance to get into the sport.
New Disability Swimming Academy launches in
the Vale - 27 February 2013
A new disability swimming academy has been launched in the Vale
of Glamorgan to help nurture the next generation of Welsh
Vale’s sports coaches of the future unveiled -
18 February 2013
The fifteen budding sports coaches taking part in the Vale of
Glamorgan Council’s ‘Coaches of the Future’ programme have been
your say on play! - 18 February 2013
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is keen to find out your views on
play so that we can try to create more and better play
opportunities across the county. Please tell us what you think by
completing our play survey.
Penarth youngsters enjoy extra servings of
squash! - 15 February 2013
Youngsters in Penarth are set to make a racket on the squash
courts after enjoying a fun introduction to the sport.
Vale schools serve up badminton success - 15
Teenagers from the Vale of Glamorgan are aiming to serve up
national success in badminton after shining in a regional schools’
competition organised by Sport Wales’ 5x60 scheme.
New Vale disability swimming academy aims to
spot future Paralympians - 12 February 2013
Swimmers with disabilities who dream of being the next Ellie
Simmonds or David Roberts are invited to join a new disability
swimming academy in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Vale’s rural rugby stars of the future - 11 February
Just a few miles from where the Welsh team train at the Vale
Resort, the next generation of rugby stars have been starring in
the latest Vale of Glamorgan primary schools tag rugby
Vale Ladies & Girls FC on lookout for new
players - 6 February 2013
One of the largest female football clubs in South Wales is
already making plans for next season and is on the lookout for new
Play Aloud sesions during Half Term - 6 February
FREE play sessions for youngsters aged five to 14 are coming to
Cadoxton and St Athan this Half Term.
Wales v England at Jenner Park - 1 February
Jenner Park Stadium in Barry will be hosting an international
football match on Friday 22 February when the Welsh Colleges Girls
team take on their English counterparts.
Junior squash coaching sessions at Penarth Leisure
Centre - 30 January 2013
As part of Wales Squash and Racketball’s aims to introduce more
children to the sport of squash, new weekly coaching sessions are
being held at Penarth Leisure Centre for youngsters aged seven to
Sport e-newsletter - 23 January 2013
The latest Vale Sport e-newsletter is now available for
download, and you can sign up to receive a copy each month direct
to your email inbox.
Open Day at Penarth Leisure Centre this
Sunday - 22 January 2013
Escape the icy weather and come along to Penarth Leisure
Centre's Open Day this Sunday 27 January between 11am and 4pm.
Paralympic sport on offer in Vale youth centres -
22 January 2013
The Paralympic sport of boccia can now be played at several
youth centres across the Vale of Glamorgan after new equipment was
bought with funding from Sport Wales’ Community Chest scheme.
New gyms offer a million reasons to get fit at
the Vale's leisure centres - 11 January 2013
£1m worth of investment has helped transform the gyms at the
Vale of Glamorgan’s leisure centres in Penarth and Barry, heralding
an impressive start to a new partnership arrangement between the
Vale of Glamorgan Council and Parkwood Community Leisure.
Vale girls are in a football league of their
own - 21 December 2012
Girls in the Vale of Glamorgan are getting an extra chance to
get their football kicks thanks to a new primary schools
Swing into 2013 with FREE golf sessions at
Brynhill- 18 December 2012
Ladies can enjoy 10 weeks of FREE golf taster sessions this
Dragon Sport gets Penarth youngsters fired up for
netball - 18 December 2012
Boys and girls from eight primary schools in Penarth have
enjoyed a fun introduction to netball this term thanks to the
Dragon Sport scheme.
Sport e-newsletter - 6 December 2012
A new Vale Sport e-newsletter is now available for download, and
you can sign up to receive a copy each month direct to your email
Free Golf Taster Sessions for Girls at Brynhill
Golf Club - 30 November
Girls have a great chance to take up golf this Winter as
Brynhill Golf Club in Barry are offering 10 weeks of FREE taster
sessions with PGA professional Gareth Bennett.
Dance club recognised for commitment to disability
sport - 26 November
The Barry-based dance group ‘Local Motion’ has become the first
sports club in the Vale of Glamorgan to earn a special seal of
approval for their efforts in promoting disability sport.
Free Golf Taster Sessions for Ladies at Brynhill
Golf Club - 26 November 2012
Ladies can pick up a new sport this Winter as Brynhill Golf Club
in Barry are offering 10 weeks of FREE taster sessions with PGA
professional Gareth Bennett.
Olympic torchbearers set to light up Barry once
more - 20 November 2012
Six months on from lighting up the Vale of Glamorgan with the
Olympic flame, a group of London 2012 torchbearers are returning to
Barry to switch-on the town’s Christmas lights.
Become a sports coach of the future - 20 November
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s sports and play development team
are looking for talented teenagers who are interested in sports
coaching to join an exciting new training programme.
New approach to junior hockey hits the Vale - 16
Youngsters from Ashgrove School in Penarth have been among the
first in the Vale of Glamorgan to get to grips with a brand new
approach to playing hockey.
Countdown to national sports coaching awards -
7 November 2012
There is less than a week to go until two sports coaches from
the Vale of Glamorgan discover how they have fared in this year's
prestigious Coach of the Year Awards 2012.
Sign up for a sports coaching course near you - 6
Take a look at the forthcoming sports courses that are
taking place in South Wales during the next few months.
Funding boost for Llantwit Major sports clubs - 2
Four sports clubs in Llantwit Major are celebrating after being
awarded a share of £4,522 in the latest round of Community Chest
Vale show jumping club
riding high thanks to Community Chest scheme - 30 October
A show jumping club in the Vale of Glamorgan is hoping to ride
off the back of Team GB’s success at London 2012 and help inspire a
new generation to excel in the sport.
Play Aloud Project coming to St Athan and
Cadoxton - 18 October 2012
An exciting project which encourages children to enjoy the pure
fun of traditional play activities is moving into two new areas of
the Vale of Glamorgan.
Vale sports coaches shortlisted for national
awards - 16 October 2012
Two sports coaches from the Vale of Glamorgan have been
shortlisted for Sport Wales' prestigious Coach of the Year
Samba-style beach football fest for Vale
youngsters - 4 October 2012
Brazilian-style beach soccer came to Barry Island last week as
youngsters from more than a dozen primary schools in the Vale of
Glamorgan took part in a fun football festival.
Active Young People Report - 26 September
Read our report which demonstrates some of the excellent
work being done in the Vale of Glamorgan during the last year by
schools, sports clubs, communities, Sport Wales and the Vale
Council's sports and play development team to encourage young
people in the county to be more active.
Special reception for Vale sports volunteers -
26 September 2012
Volunteers who are at the heart of grass-roots sport in the Vale
of Glamorgan have been thanked for their efforts in a special
reception hosted by the Vale Mayor.
Community Chest grant netted by Brynhill Golf
Club - 24 September 2012
Golfers in the Vale of Glamorgan have received a boost after
Brynhill Golf Club in Barry was awarded funding to help improve the
games of juniors and seasoned players alike.
Wales U16s football at Jenner Park: photo
special - 21 September 2012
Football fans in Barry had the chance to scout out some
potential soccer stars of the future as Wales under 16s played
their French counterparts at Jenner Park Stadium on Thursday 20
Success for young Cardiff and Vale cricketers
- 19 September 2012
Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are the Welsh U15 regional
champions after overcoming Gwent in a tight regional final in
Caldicot at Sudbrook CC.
International football comes to Jenner Park - 17
You can get a glimpse of some of the country's top young soccer
stars this Thursday, 20 September when Wales under 16s play France
under 16s in a friendly match at Jenner Park in Barry.
Rich pickings for soccer star schoolboy after Welsh
call-up - 13 September 2012
A Barry schoolboy has been earmarked as a possible future star
of Welsh disability sport after being called up to the national
football squad for players with learning difficulties.
Homecoming for Welsh Team GB heroes - 12 September
Athletes from the Vale of Glamorgan will be among the Welsh
Olympians and Paralympians being honoured at a special homecoming
event this Friday 14 September in Cardiff Bay.
Paralympic Games impact already being felt in the
Vale - 11 September 2012
The impact of the London 2012 Paralympic Games is already being
felt in the Vale of Glamorgan with a number of local sports clubs
keen to open up new opportunities for people with disabilities.
Has London 2012 inspired you? - 11 September
If you were gripped by the amazing summer of sport we have just
enjoyed and feel inspired to either get more active, or perhaps
become a volunteer in sport, then the Vale of Glamorgan Council's
sports and play development team can help.
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