Active Young People Programme

The Active Young People programme is delivered by the Sports Development Team, encompassing the 5x60 Scheme and the Dragon Sport and Multi-Skills project.


This Active Young People Programme aims to increase the number of 7-16 year olds involved in sport and physical activity.


The Sports Development Team works with a range of partners to ensure there is a variety of age appropriate, progressive, enjoyable sporting opportunities available across the Vale of Glamorgan for children and young people both within extra-curricular and community settings.



5x60 Scheme

The 5x60 Scheme is all about getting secondary school pupils more active more often by encouraging them to exercise for at least 60 minutes, five days a week.



5x60 Scheme


Dragon Sport

Dragon Multi-Skills and Sport is designed to offer 7-11 year olds fun and enjoyable sporting opportunities. Liaising closely with schools and community sports clubs, the scheme is making a dramatic impact on sports participation amongst this age group.



Dragon Sport


Each Officer within the Sports Development Team is responsible for a specified area of the Vale, which encompasses the primary schools, secondary schools, clubs and organisations within that area:

  • Barry: Rachel Shepherd, Steffan Williams and Simon Jones
  • Penarth: Sophie Wilkinson
  • Llantwit Major, Cowbridge and Rural Vale: Jessica Abraham