Wales

Welsh Youngsters Are The Real Commonwealth Winners

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The Commonwealth Games may be over, but the legacy of the most successful Games ever for Wales will no doubt be the engagement of more Welsh youngsters in Sport.

Thanks to the doorstep sport charity StreetGames and its partners, ninety youngsters from some of the most deprived areas of Wales were given the opportunity to travel to Glasgow and watch some of the sporting events live, with the support of the Welsh Government’s Communities 1st Programme.

Sport “Popping Up” in Lower Cynon

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Lower Cynon Communities First are working in partnership with Street Games to deliver local doorstep sport opportunities within the area, with aim of taking sport to the people. 

The activities on offer take the form of “Pop Up” clubs which will be run for a few weeks to give youngsters the change to try something different. The sports include tennis, golf, netball as well as several ‘Commonwealth Games Activities’.

Welsh Youngsters Count Down to the Commonwealth Games

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It’s just six weeks until all eyes turn to Glasgow for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, and among those watching will be youngsters from Wales who are looking forward to an experience of a lifetime.

Free Sport Sessions in Barry

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Tomorrow (Saturday 7th June) youngsters from across Barry will be given the chance to get active and try something new, for free.

The Apprecia8 Volunteering Event is being organised by The Vale Volunteer Bureau and supported by the charity StreetGames. It takes place between 11am and 3pm at Kings Square on Holton Road and is open to anyone aged between 8 and 24. Activities include sports, street dancing and information stalls.

Girls Get Sporty with StreetGames

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On Thursday 29th May around 250 girls and women took part in our Us Girls! Rocks event in Cardiff.

The aim was to encourage greater female participation in sport because recent figures from Sport Wales show only around a third of girls regularly participate in sport, compared to nearly half of boys.

Champions Reign at Football 5s Regional Final

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Last week’s StreetGames Football Pools Fives regional festival took place in Wales and saw the first male team of the 2014 season defend their regional title as Street Kings came out on top – watched on by Wales legend Neville Southall.

The first three regional festivals this year have resulted in all former champions, including last year’s National Final winners Deepdale La Coruna, falling by the wayside as a new batch of hungry teams attempt to reach the National Final at St George’s Park.

StreetGames Wales Welcomes Streetsports Swansea

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StreetGames Wales has welcomed the introduction of a Streetsports scheme in Swansea. The aim is to deliver top class sport on the doorstep of thousands of children living in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the city.

As well as the introduction of organised sports like football and basket ball, kids will also be able to use mobile skateboard ramps which will be placed at various sites throughout the year. The scheme is supported by the Welsh Governments Communities First programme

North Wales partners join forces

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A wide variety of Sport and Community partners from across North Wales met today to share ideas, learn from experts and find out more about the StreetGames programme.
 
The North Wales StreetGames Network Meeting saw 45 representatives from Local Authorities, National Governing Bodies of sport, Communities 1st Clusters and other community groups attend the event at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay.
 

Ceredigion Children Champion Streetgames in London

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Pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron in Ceredigion will represent Wales today at the Finals of the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge. The youngsters secured their place at the event after winning the Regional Finals of the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge in Cardiff last month, in which they had to use their creativity and business acumen to design a marketing campaign for the sport charity Streetgames, which encourages youngsters from deprived areas to get involved with sport.

Volunteers to Carry the Queen’s Baton for StreetGames

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Five volunteers linked to the sports charity StreetGames are to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay as it passes through Wales in the build up to the Commonwealth Games.