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your life, your home, your community. Have we got all got Olympic fever after that fantastic opening ceremony? I thought it was a mixture of a thoughtful, fun and educational event, which suited all ages and cultures. I was expecting more pure entertainment so I was pleasantly surprised to see our history celebrated across the years, and I learned a few things from it as it unveiled over the evening. I was shocked someone described it as ‘lefty, political rubbish’ or words to that effect. But yes, I’ve definitely caught the Olympic bug and been watching as much as I can. In particular I really got into the women’s cycling on Sunday, and am astounded at how young all our athletes are. To my knowledge we have no locals competing, but please let me know if I am mistaken about this as it would be great to hear about them. Mind you we did have an overseas Olympic team staying and training locally, which was mentioned on Friday night as the teams came out during the opening ceremony, which was great to hear. And whilst we’re talking about exceptional people, let’s not forget the unsung local heroes that do a lot of work in the community for no recognition, that we would love to give gold medals too. This month is no exception as we have 2 local guys cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End for charity very soon, so please support them if you can; you can read all about that further on in the magazine.

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Well done to those involved with the Worthenbury Blues and Roots festival. It was a major achievement to have gone ahead with the event at all, after the 5 consecutive wet months we’ve had. They still managed to have a great day! This wet weather certainly has a lot to answer for! A lot of rain and little sun has affected farming produce, such as the veggies we take for granted, and financially this area of farming has suffered a great deal this year. Being a rural area we have local farms that will have been affected, and other areas have been affected too such as garden centres. The weather has hardly inspired us to go mad outside this year has it? Traditionally we have more DIY work done in the Spring and Summer as we wait for warmer dryer weather to cope with the inconvenience of big jobs we need to get done such as painting, building work etc, and I guess that’s taken a hit too. We are already living in a difficult economic climate and this weather has been a further kick in the teeth for some industries. Mind you on the opposite side of the coin there are some industries which have benefited too. I suppose that’s life!

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Wrexham's new industrial estate access road was officially opened today by Carl Sargeant, AM, Minister with responsibility for Transport. During the opening ceremony the Minister cut a banner over one of the newly constructed bridges on the road and unveiled a plaque that will be set in slate at the Northern Access of the road. The road was then opened to a cavalcade of over 60 vehicles associated with the Industrial Estate who made their way over the bridge and into the Estate. The £30.3 million road provides new and improved north and south access to the Estate, one of the largest in Europe, and has been entirely funded by the Welsh Government. Wrexham Council appointed Birse Civils to undertake the construction work and their successful partnership has seen the road finished on time and on budget. The Minister said: “This is a project that exemplifies the Welsh Government working closely with the local authority to deliver local priorities on time and within budget.” “With improved links the Industrial Estate will provide a welcome boost to the local economy and improve the quality of life for residents near the industrial estate by taking heavy traffic away from their homes.” “This new access road reflects our commitment to further improving the transport infrastructure across Wales and will play a key part in improving


the competitiveness of businesses located on the Estate.” Cllr Ian Roberts, Mayor of Wrexham, said: "This is a historic day for Wrexham Industrial Estate, its businesses and workers, who have all waited so patiently for this opening. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Welsh Government for their commitment to the area in ensuring the money was made available for this essential link to the Estate." Paul Bird, Commercial Director, Birse Civils North said: “We are delighted to deliver this project ahead of schedule. The team worked tirelessly to deliver the project with minimal disruption to the local community and the roads they leave behind will no doubt be of great benefit to Wrexham and the wider community.” The road brings with it fantastic new opportunities for investment in Wrexham which has easy road access to the North West and is within a two hour drive of one third of the Uk's population and half of its manufacturing industry. The need for this vital link was identified as far back as the 1970's and funding became available from the Welsh Government in the 1990's. Since that time extensive consultation, preparation and a public enquiry have been undertaken to bring the road to its opening today.

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Goodwood ‘Marches’ On After watching the T.V programme about the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed, it left me completely astonished at how it has grown into such an international success, with so many people travelling from the other side of the globe just to be there and soak up the very special atmosphere, the magnificent machinery, and mingle with the host of star drivers and motoring greats who regularly attend. Behind it all is Lord March, who took over the running of the estate from his father in 1993, and who has introduced the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival, and has seen the Rolls-Royce factory re-locate there in 2003. So, if you want to know a thing or two about estate management, take a few tips from him! Mind you, ever since the family bought the estate some 300 years ago, there’s always been something happening there- horse racing originally, but cricket, flying and motor racing have all brought in the visitors ( Stirling Moss had his near-fatal accident there in 1962), and what Lord March’s father, the Duke of Richmond, had achieved before him, his son has raised to new heights. All I can say is that the Festival of Speed is simply magic. All that wonderful machinery driven (or ridden) by such famous people. You can touch and feel these wonderful machines in the ‘pits’, or watch them racing up the hill in front of Goodwood House. Inevitably, the great John 16

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Firstly this month I would like to reiterate the importance of keeping your vehicles safe and secure. My colleague PCSO 2946 Stephen O’Connell mentioned this in an article in the July issue but we need residents to take this seriously on board. There were 3 vehicles taken in Marchwiel village alone, within days of each other. We are calling these Car Key Burglaries where the offenders are coming into villages and surrounding areas, trying doors, entering properties then stealing car keys. The stolen vehicles are then used to commit other offences. Sometimes the cars are found burnt out in other areas when they are of no further use to these thieves. Without causing too much alarm, can I suggest you try to be more vigilant by maybe keeping your front doors locked when you are busy or distracted for example, hanging washing out in the back garden, making the beds or having a shower etc. Just things that will help to make it more difficult for these offenders, who think they can just waltz into your home and take your property. If we all work together we can help to reduce this type of crime. North Wales Police are taking this very seriously and are working with other forces to try and apprehend those responsible. On another note whilst out and about around the village of Marchwiel recently, I have been very disappointed to see a vast amount of litter strewn around the apple seat area near the skate park. Could I ask anyone frequenting that area, which is usually the youths of the village, to make sure they use the litter bins provided 18

in this vicinity. Also could I ask parents to instil into their children how important it is to use the bins. Some of you may think it’s just a little bit of paper or a can that won’t make any difference. But, if everyone thinks like this it soon escalates making the area/village look so untidy and scruffy. I have spoken to the youths around this area and if anyone is seen to drop or leave any kind of litter anywhere in the village I will have no alternative but to issue tickets. It’s your village so it’s up to all of us, as a community, to do our bit to keep it clean and tidy. The council come around on a regular basis to tidy up after us, but it would be nice for everyone to take responsibility for their own actions and not just leave it to others. Thanks for your support. Lynne

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Rural Environmental Project The Rural Environmental Project is an exciting new project that is helping help communities in rural Wrexham discover renewable energy, look at how to reduce their carbon footprint, energy use and access the natural environment.

The project to looking to get young people involved in their communities, have their say on issues that are important to them and to help them improve the quality of life for young people living in rural Wrexham. There are lots of projects within the Youth Engagement Project that you can get involved in and benefit from. For example, if you’re looking to start your own business, are 16-30 and live in rural Wrexham, then you maybe eligible for a Grant up to £3000 to get your business idea up and running.

Wrexham’s Heritage & Culture Work is underway to further conserve the remains of Holt Castle and to improve the interpretation of the Castle to make it more understandable to the visiting public and educational groups and for the Castle to become the focus of activities to celebrate the heritage of the Village of Holt. We also have a Heritage and Culture Grant Scheme, which offers Grant assistance for schemes that allow communities and community groups to celebrate, conserve and protect their own heritage.

Local Food First Wrexham If you are a local food or drink producer from rural Wrexham please get in touch. The project has funding available for launching new products, accessing new markets, developing co-operation initiatives, marketing, promotion and events. Visit www.localfoodfirstwrexham.

Rural Business Support, Rural Business Grants, and Bilingualism in Business A powerhouse of tailored support and funding for small businesses in rural areas, delivering the concept of tailor made support, advice and grants to raise economic activity in the rural areas of Wrexham. The support will focus on adding value to the businesses already established as well as attracting inward investment opportunities and developing their use of the Welsh Language. Two grants are available via this project, Business Grants up to ÂŁ5000 and Bilingual in Business up to ÂŁ1,600.

World Heritage Site Tourism project The project offers a number of activities to develop and maximise the tourism potential of having our very own World Heritage Site in Wrexham; The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal. A number of interactive information points at key locations along the World Heritage Site will be installed, Digital marketing experts are available to support local tourism businesses to capitalise on the power of the World Heritage Site and Grant funding is also available to help tourism businesses raise their quality standards. If you would like any information on Northern Marches Cymru or the projects. Call 01978 298381 email or visit We look forward to hearing from you!

The Challenge - 2 Riders, 8 Days, 903 Miles Land’s End to John O’Groats is the traversal length of the whole of Great Britain, between two extremities in the southwest and northeast. The traditional distance by road is 874 miles (1,407 km) and takes most cyclists ten to fourteen days; the record for running the route is nine days. Off-road walkers typically walk 1,200 miles (1,900 km) and take two or three months for the expedition. Two much-photographed signposts indicate the traditional distance at each end. During the last week of August, two APPE employees, Hugh Valentine and Gary Foster, will take on the immense challenge of cycling this famous route. Their ultimate aim is to cycle 903 miles in8 days, and by doing so, raise a considerable amount of money for their chosen charities. Their challenge will start on 24th August 2012. The Riders - Gary Foster is 48 and a relative new-comer to the cycling world. He has embraced the sport and enjoys the “freedom” it brings, revelling in how he is no longer reliant on a car. Gary took the inspiring challenge to spur him on to change his lifestyle, to get fit and healthy. To date Gary has lost 3 stone training and anticipates a total loss of 4 stone by the end of the challenge! 22

Gary is riding for 2 charities. Loros, is a palliative care charity that helps and supports cancer patients. This charity is close to Gary’s family as it supported his mother-in-law through the final months of her short illness. His other chosen charity is The Boys Brigade, a Christian youth organisation for young boys which cares for and challenges young boys for life through a programme of informal education. Hugh Valentine, 25, is doing the challenge in memory of his sister who sadly passed away on 17th June 2011. He has a passion for exercise and fitness. Hugh aims to increase the difficulty and complexity of each annual challenge, and is already planning for next year! Hugh wants to help less-fortunate people and feels that completing the challenge in memory of his sister is a great way to keep her spirit alive. The charity Hugh has chosen is Young Minds, the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people.

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The 8th Worthenbury Blues & Roots Festival – 30th June Following weeks of uncertain weather a decision was made to hold this year’s Worthenbury Blues & Roots Festival in a large marquee and it proved to be an excellent decision. Whilst overall numbers were down compared to previous years (probably due to the weather), those who attended were dry and comfortable and enjoyed eight acts from all over the blues genre, whilst also enjoying the excellent food and real ale that was served up by the village hall committee.


The musicians present were quite varied, from the larger-than-life acoustic duo Tom Attah and Frannie Eubanks to the outstanding mellow electric guitar of Steve Roux, from the Brass Knuckle Blues Band. Then there was the raw, humorous wit of Aussie Rory Ellis to the retro rocking rhythm and blues of headliners Big Boy Bloater and The Limits. Whatever the style, each act was warmly applauded and the general feedback was very positive. Indeed, one reviewer from the British Blues Press remarked that Worthenbury is now firmly established as the best UK one-day blues festival. With the proceeds earmarked for improvements to the village hall, the hard work and planning was worth the effort. A big "thank you" goes to all our sponsors and helpers and particularly to Essentially Yours magazine for their valuable help in promoting the event. Pete Evans Images © Ian Williams Photography

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Dear Essentiallyours Just a quick line so that I can have my moan. I live on Nant Clwyd Park, Crosslanes and the state of the public grass is a disgrace. I have phoned the council a number of times but still it is NOT getting cut on a regular basis. I know the council are making cut backs on all this sort of work as you can see when you are driving around the local area, but my problem is that most villagers have somewhere other than their public grass to play, as here they do not. This is the only place that they can play and even if they were to cut it today, the grass is that long the children still could not play on it because there would be to much dead grass. The children here are having to play ball etc on the road now and that surely is not right, so Wrexham Council - please pull your finger out and cut our grass more often! D Davies

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Retail, Crafts & Great Family day out…

Over 25 delightfully individual shops & craft workshops set around charming Edwardian buildings, surrounded by panoramic views of the Dee Valley. Have lunch in our Coffee Shop, Tea Garden & Restaurant or take a stroll along our 2 miles of nature trail walks.


The Plassey is hosting many special events & fun family activities during 2012, including:

� Fun Days � Medieval Falconry Displays � Jubilee Celebrations � Archery � Bird Spotting � Model Aircraft Flying � & Much More! For more details see Website or email

PLASSEY RETAIL AND CRAFT WORKSHOPS Temptations T: 07754 381 216 Lemon & Lime Lingerie T: 01978 780002 Home & Gifts T: 07754 381 216 Kerry Anne Dodd (Contemporary Jeweller) T: 01978 780314 Accessories T: 01978 780779 Twig T: 01978 780092 Eyton Framers T: 01978 780411 The Plassey Hair Studio T: 01978 780389 or 01978 781187 The Plassey Beauty Studio T: 01978 781153

The Plassey Shippon Restaurant T: 01978 780905

Footsies (Garra Ruffa Fish Spa) T: 01978 780101 Phil Rees Photography T: 07969 390 369 Karan Foxley Floral Design T: 07795 167382 Positive Hypnotherapy T: 01978 357202 Plassey Personal Trainer T: 07900 985 625 The Plassey Brewery T: 07769 155 874 George the Smithy T: 01978 720840 or 07710 943 832 The Barn Boutique T: 01978 780601 Derwen Computers T: 01978 780957

The Stables Coffee Shop & Tea Garden T: 01978 780704

Acre House Equestrian T: 01978 781242 Cameo Brides T: 01978 781160 Plassey Garden Centre T: 07795 167 382 Plassey Stores T: 01978 780700 Violet Cupcake Couture T: 01978 781484 Country Chic T: 07986 285 004 Bronze Barn Gallery T: 01978 781600

Something for all the family! Plassey Golf Course & Club House T: 01978 780020

CRAFT DAYS WORKSHOP Bring the kids to make fun crafts

such as Cup Cake Workshops, Jewellery & Bead Workshops, Sand Creations & much more...

T: 01978 780277 or E:

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Open all year. Usual opening hours 10.30am - 5pm. Some businesses open Monday but please call us if making a special journey.

The Plassey Craft and Retail Centre, Eyton, Wrexham, LL13 0SP

Tel: 01978 780277

Fund Raising Event Night To raise money for the charity YoungMinds after the successful Lands End to John O’Groats cycling event by Hugh Valentine. The Buck House hotel will be hosting a casino night. Tickets cost £10. Roulette Poker Blackjack Raffle with lots of Prizes Free “Martini” on entry Tickets available from, Buck House Hotel Bangor-on-Dee Hugh Valentine All proceeds go to charity


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TRIP TO SOUTHPORT & FLOWER SHOW Mrs Margaret Hanmer is organizing this lovely trip


July 19 - Aug 23

10.30 - 12noon All ages welcome Morning Refreshments will be served at the Village Hall


Thurs 16th August 2pm - 4pm & 5.30pm - 7.30pm Memorial Hall, Lakeside, High Street. Gresford. tel:0300 123 23 23


Pick ups from Marchwiel Church 9.00 am Bangor-on-Dee 9.15 am Overton 9.30 am £12 - Adults & £9.75 - Children Payment on booking please First come, first served Contact Margaret on 01978 262876 for further details and bookings

Fri 28th September 10am - 12 noon

Community Council

‘Noella’s Steppers & Stompers’ **Beginners** Adult Tap Dance Classes Starting September 2012

The villages of Penley and Bettisfield form Maelor South Community Council which is in the ward of Overton. Councillor Lloyd, Gredington, Whitchurch Shropshire SY13 3DH Tel: 01948 830305 E-mail: Depending on the type of issue, the community council might be the resident's first port of call.

All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support

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Details & venue to be confirmed daytime & evening class in Chester depending on numbers

To register interest call Noella 01244 680790 or 07866 591110 or email -

Hire BOD Village Hall

01978 780622 in aid of Bangor on Dee Church

SUMMER LUNCH August 26th 1pm at Dr & Mrs burgess Deeside, Overton Rd Bangor on Dee Tickets £20 from Brian Neale 780735 or Johnsons 780417


FUN SAND CREATIONS WORKSHOP Friday 17th August: 10.30am - 4.30pm Bring the kids to Craft Days Workshop at The Plassey and enjoy making fun coloured sand creations. Sand creations start at £2.00 per creation.

ARCHERY IN THE TEA GARDEN Saturday 18th August: 10.30am - 4pm £2.00 for 6 arrows & tuition


Saturday 18th August: 10.30am - 4.30pm An opportunity to make unique pieces of jewellery for yourself or make an item of jewellery to give as a gift. Items start at £1.50


In aid of Bangor on Dee Church

SUMMER LUNCH Aug 26th 1pm - 1.30pm At Dr & Mrs Burgess, Deeside, Overton Rd , Bangor on Dee tickets £20 from Brian Neale 780735 or Johnsons 780417

Upholstery Classes

Currently running Saturdays 9.30am -11.30am throughout the summer. Wednesday night classes starting 12th Sept 7-9pm 10weeks - £95 No previous experience necessary - fun & sociable Enrolling now for both days Sean 01978 351273 07933 779 379

Saturday 25th August: 10.30am - 4.30pm Come to the Plassey Craft days Workshop and have fun making your own jingling bugs and spiders £2.50 per bug


Sunday 26th August - 10.30am - 4pm Come and have some fun in our tea garden this Bank Holiday!! Bungee Trampolines, Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Kids Crafts, Whizz Bang Cakes Cup Cake Decorating & Bouncy Castle

FUN SAND CREATIONS WORKSHOP Friday 31st August: 10.30am - 4pm Bring the kids to Craft Days Workshop at The Plassey and enjoy making fun coloured sand creations. Sand creations start at £2.00 per creation. Free entry & Parking, for more details call

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FILM NIGHT at Marchwiel Village Hall

Wed 5th September Salmon Fishing in the Yemen £5.00 includes tea or coffee Includes tea or coffee & bar available

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Aug, 13th Aug, 20th Aug 10:30am -12noon Tallarn Green Chapel Games on the field Indoor Crafts - Refreshments We look forward to seeing you


We endeavour for all events to be in date when you receive your magazine. However, sometimes events will be imminent or have been and gone and this is because we haven’t been given enough notice to publicise the event, or have control over how soon you read the magazine, and of course some of you get the magazines before others due to volume of delivery. We still publish them for those people that read the magazine straight away and do so in the hope that a few people will be able to support the event and attend at short notice. A few extra people at a charitable cause makes a huge difference!

Calling all Knitters of all Ages and Abilities

NEW “Rainbow Knit and Natter” Group Penley Rainbow Centre is working together with RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme) to develop a Knitting Group Already RSVP has over 2000 knitting volunteers who make a variety of knitted goods for needy causes, mainly clothing for premature babies, trauma teddies for children in distress and other items of clothing for those in need wherever they may be.

Partner Organisations Around the country local knitting organisers are involved in developing relationships with local hospitals to provide clothing for the special care baby units and trauma teddies for Accident & Emergency departments. Many items go abroad on aid convoys and RSVP has working relationships with such organisations as International Aid Trust, Smile International, and the Communication PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT US

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Here are a few pointers to get you started in the garden this month. Flower garden - Ensure containerised plants especially evergreens never go short of water during the summer while they’re developing their flower buds for next spring’s display. A shortage of water now can lead to a case of bud drop next year for plants, such as camellias and rhododendrons. Pots that have dried out should be submerged in water and left to soak for a few hours, ideally in a bowl, bath or water-butt. Even if it rains, pots often remain dry as they stand in the rain shadow of a house and their foliage acts as an umbrella. Support the stems of tall perennials and lilies with bamboo canes and watch out for lily beetles and their larvae. Pick any off and destroy them immediately. Deadhead roses as the blooms fade, cutting off the flowers just above the uppermost leaf on the stem. Trim back lavender bushes after flowering to remove the old blooms and shoot tips. Take care not to cut back too heavily into any old wood. Removing faded flowers from perennials and annual plants will also ensure a continued display of blooms. 34

Holiday watering - There are several things you can do to help prevent plants drying out. Move any baskets and containers out of full sun to a position where they are shaded at the height of the day. Stand terracotta pots on gravel trays topped up with water, so the pots can gradually absorb the reservoir of liquid. You can also install an automatic trickle watering system on an outside tap, which is controlled by a timer and will turn water on and off each day. Continue taking summer cuttings of fuchsias, pelargoniums and tender perennials. These root quickly at this time of year, forming sturdy young plants that will successfully overwinter on a bedroom windowsill. Many houseplants, including coleus and African violets, can also be propagated from cuttings now. Trim hedges, especially hedging conifers that can become tall and annoy neighbours. Pests - Watch out for ants nesting in patio pots, where they can disturb root growth and reduce a plant’s performance. Standing pots in a large saucer of water helps deter them from settling in. Vine weevil is a particular problem in greenhouses and patio pots. Now is a good time to treat compost with biological pest control nematodes, which search out and kill weevil larvae. They can also be applied to the soil around attacked plants.

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A little reminder about our photo competition. Here is the chance to shine on the front cover of ‘essentiallyours’. I have decided to give myself a break! And hand over the creative frontage to you. It’s quite straight forward really, all I want you to do is come up with a front cover photograph for the September issue of Essentiallyours. That gives you plenty of time to get your act together to create a masterpiece fit to grace the front of 4000 magazines delivered in your area. Now, here come the technical bits and the very loose rules I have just made up, so concentrate! The photograph MUST be portrait format, not landscape! Which means, it must be long and thin, not short and fat. It must also be a recent, local photograph, as lovely as they are, I don’t want a shot of Big Ben or one of your wife on the beach at Bangor! For copyright purposes the image must be your own, please don’t be scanning in a Lord Lichfield from some magazine and passing it 36







off as your own, that would be very naughty and cheating ever so slightly! Digital format ONLY! The higher the resolution (minimum 300dpi please) the better. The competition is open to all - young and old, just be creative and original. For everyone to be in with the same chance, please only enter ONE image, multiple submissions will be withdrawn. Closing date is 31st August 2012. Please email your entries to me: carol@essentiallyours. Make sure you include your name, address, contact number and where the photo was taken. The decision of the editor is final, no correspondence will be entered into please don’t try to bribe us with lavish gifts, chocolate cake, silky underwear or Caribbean cruises, as it just won’t work... much! Get snapping - good luck - but most of all, enjoy it. I will look forward to receiving your entries. If in doubt about any of the technical bits, just email me!

Touch Rugby goes from strength to strength in Wrexham Touch Rugby’s growing popularity in Wrexham has seen it move to a bigger venue. Sessions, which are organised in by Wales Rugby League, will now take place at Queensway Sports Stadium over the summer months. Touch rugby is a fun, non-contact version of the sport that is suitable for everyone. The sport minimises the physical contact and is suitable for men and women of all ages. Touch Rugby takes place at Queensway Stadium every Monday between 7.15-9pm. Mark Glasson, Queensway Stadium Manager said: “Since the arrival of professional rugby league in the area we have seen a rise in popularity of rugby in general. We are delighted to work in partnership with the Wales Rugby League to get more people active and most importantly have fun. “The great thing is that players of all abilities have been showing up to play. There have been people from different sporting backgrounds as well as people who are just looking for a new way to keep fit.” By removing tackles and other contact elements of the sport, Touch Rugby is more about athleticism and exercise, encouraging players to be both agile and accurate in passing and catching. Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Health said: “Touch rugby is fun sport and a great way to improve your fitness whilst also meeting new 38

people. It’s an easy game to pick up meaning you can get up to speed in no time. “It’s great to see so many people getting involved and staying active. The sessions have been very popular and I would encourage people of all abilities to come down to Queensway and give it a go.We are also planning some more touch rugby related events in the build up to the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.” If you are interested in taking part in come along to a session just turn up at Queensway. Each session costs £2.50.


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