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December 2012

A Celebration of Sport An amazing year of sport in Pembrokeshire was celebrated at the Sport Pembrokeshire Awards evening on Friday 30th November 2012. Outstanding sporting achievements from right across the County were recognised at the prestigious event at Folly Farm.

And the exceptional achievements of Jacob Thomas - a member of the GB elite Boccia squad - were marked with the accolade of the Chairman’s Special Award.

The evening was hosted by Sport Pembrokeshire - Pembrokeshire County Council’s sports development team. It was sponsored by Valero, Western Telegraph, Folly Farm and Radio Pembrokeshire. London’s Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 were also celebrated with the attendance of a number of the Olympic Torch-bearers from Pembrokeshire.

Seventeen-year-old Jacob from Bethesda, near Narberth, achieved a place in the last 16 of the Paralympics Boccia competition. The 2010 and 2011 British BC3 champion was beaten by gold medalist Grigorios Polychronidis – one of the best boccia players in the world. “Jacob is an inspiration to us all,” said Councillor Elwyn Morse. “His hard work and determination

over the years bore fruit this summer when at just 17 he became the youngest player in the GB Boccia team at the Paralympics.” “Jacob has now started his preparation for selection into the GB squad for Rio 2016 and his experiences of London 2012 will be paramount to this. We wish him all the best.” Another highlight of the Sports Awards evening was the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Murphy from the Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, Councillor Jamie Adams. Continued on next page

All the winners and finalists together on stage.

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A Celebration of Sport

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Paul recently secured his eleventh and twelfth World titles at the World Powerlifting Championships in Aldershot.

Mike and Jacob Thomas with the Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council Cllr Peter Morgan. Team Achievement of the Year winners Pembrokeshire County Swimming Boys Relay Team with Jane James from Valero.

He won the combined Powerlifting title in the 40 years and over / 90 kilogram weight category. His combined total of 792.5 kilograms and his dead lift of 312.5 kilograms were both World records for that category. Since 1995 Paul has been Welsh powerlifting champion seven times, 12 times British champion, eight times European champion and 12 time World champion. He has held nine British records, eight European records and a staggering 16 World records. Ben Field, Manager of Sport Pembrokeshire, said the evening was a great chance to recognise the wide variety and quality of sports enjoyed right across the County.

Paul Murphy winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award with Council Chairman Cllr Peter Morgan and Leader of the Council Cllr Jamie Adams.

“There is so much dedication to sport in Pembrokeshire, from the grass-roots local coaches, right through to our world-class sportspeople. We welcome this opportunity to celebrate achievements across the whole board.� More than 700 guests attended the awards ceremony, which included entertainment from Dilemma, a dance group from Sir Thomas Picton School.

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This year’s winners and finalists in each category were announced as follows: Coach of the Year (Sponsored by Sport Wales) Winner: Angie Nicholls Finalists: Colin John and Melissa McPhee

Team Achievement of the Year (Sponsored by Valero) Winner: Pembs County Swimming – Boys Relay’ team Finalists: Fishguard and Goodwick Senior Hockey Team and Whitland Cricket Club

Female Sporting Achievement (sponsored by Western Telegraph) Winner: Becky Harries Finalists: Stefanie Dando Jones and Chloe Sinnott Male Sporting Achievement (Sponsored by Sport Pembrokeshire) Winner: Dan Colman Finalists: Gavin Campbell and Daryl John Boys (U16) Sporting Achievement (Sponsored by Valero) Winner: Daniel Thomas Finalists: Thomas Beazley and Lorcan Williams Girls (U16) Sporting Achievement (Sponsored by Radio Pembrokeshire) Winner: Sarah Omoregie Finalists: Amy Leahy, Jessica Bradley and Rebekah Gwyther

Junior (U16) Disability Award left to right Seren James, Robyn Fellows (winner), Chris Ebsworth from Folly Farm and Harry Thomas. Unsung Hero (Sponsored by Western Telegraph) Winner: Maurice Leyland Finalists: Sue Alvey and Jenny Lewis Club Organiser (Sponsored by Radio Pembrokeshire) Winner: Huw Bevan Finalists: Brian Hawkins / Phil Devonald and Fintan Godkin

Junior (U16) Team Achievement of the Year (Sponsored by Sport Pembrokeshire) Winner: Haverfordwest County Academy U12s Finalists: Pembrokeshire Schools Under 11s Football Team and Kilgetty U13 Cricket Team Contribution to School Sport Award (Sponsored by Sport Wales) Winner: Finola Findlay Finalists: Chris Hinman/Scarlett Rushby-Smith and Tom Darcy Lifetime Achievement Award Paul Murphy Chairman’s Special Award Jacob Thomas

Disability Sport Award (Sponsored by Folly Farm) Winner: James Tyler Finalists: Ben Hopkin and Emma Martin Junior (U16) Disability Sport Award (Sponsored by Folly Farm) Winner: Robyn Fellows Finalists: Seren James and Harry Thomas Olympic Torch Bearers left to right George Barrah, Rhys Eynon, Mike Davies, James Williams, Adam Goy and Eric Mathias.

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Four pupils from Pembrokeshire have been recruited as Gold Young Ambassadors for sport, following the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Chloe Brown from Ysgol Dewi Sant, Natasha Jiwa-Walji from Ysgol Preseli, Scarlett Rushby-Smith and Chris Hinman both from Greenhill School have been selected as Gold Young Ambassadors, for their commitment as Silver Ambassadors last year and their outstanding ability as young leaders. Their role involves increasing participation in school sport and PE and promoting healthy and active lifestyles by working with the 5x60 staff at

their school and other Sport Pembrokeshire officers. Already, they have attended the National Young Ambassadors Conference at the Sport Wales National Centre, with other Gold Ambassadors from Wales. The quartet will be joining the other four Gold Ambassadors from last year to present at the Sport Pembrokeshire awards on Friday 30th November. They will all be involved in more innovative promotions and events with Sport Pembrokeshire in the coming months.

Pictured are Chloe Brown, Natasha Jiwa-Walji and Chris Hinman with Joanne Williams, Sport Pembrokeshire and Mel Clarke, Silver Medalist Paralympic Archery London 2012.

‘4689’ hockey festival at Tasker Milward Astro turf pitch Over 40 children from Haverfordwest VC and Spittal primary schools came together for a hockey festival to culminate a hockey programme that had been delivered at their schools through a PESS project. The festival was the first ‘4689’ hockey festival in Pembrokeshire. ‘4689’ is the new route into hockey for youngsters from 7-13 years. The concept is a “stage not age” process with progressive activities and learning through play.

6v6. To follow on from this a ‘4689’ hockey fun centre will commence at Tasker Milward Astroturf pitch on Thursday 22nd November from 5-6pm and will initially run for 5 weeks.

The youngsters were put into groups of eight and rotated around small sided fun games followed by a competition of 4v4 and

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Portfield School – After many practice walks and months of preparation and planning, two groups from Portfield School set off in July to undertake their expeditions as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Both groups walked from school, along country roads, tracks, bridleways and footpaths, dealing well with the wet and boggy conditions along the way, to Nolton Haven for their overnight camp.

Jack summed it up, “This one was tough! It was hard work but we did it! It was so much fun and I will never forget it!”

The Bronze Award group returned to school the following afternoon, having completed their expedition, leaving the Silver Award group to continue on in the rain! They all thoroughly enjoyed their first camping experience and were keen to share their stories. Emma commented, “It was great – we walked through a bog which was smelly, but we helped each other through it!” Zoe added “Fantastic! Can we do it again?” Luckily it brightened up into a beautiful evening for camping for the Silver Award group, but on the final day the torrential rain returned! The group worked well as a team and never lost their sense of humour – especially enjoying it when the assessor lost her boots in the mud! They finished their expedition wet, muddy and exhausted, but extremely proud of their achievement.

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ActiveMark Cymru Award Pembrokeshire now proudly boasts 10 Primary schools, 1 Secondary School and Portfield Special School who have successfully achieved the ActiveMark Cymru award.

highlights continuity and progression in pupils’ development. This in turn contributes to the promotion of positive attitudes and healthy and active lifestyles.

ActiveMark Cymru (AMC) is a quality award developed between Sport Wales and the Association for Physical Education. It is awarded to schools in recognition of high quality Physical Education and School Sport and celebrates the success of pupils in school and the wider sporting community.

All schools can apply for ActiveMark Cymru and through support from Sport Pembrokeshire and PESS, this year Portfield were successful in gaining the ActiveMark Cymru Award.

The award is not recognition of facilities but of the quality of sport provision and high standards on offer. ActiveMark Cymru celebrates the wide range of quality learning opportunities during curriculum time and out of hours’ school learning.

Portfield School can display their certificate proudly and will be able to use the AMC logo on school documentation and websites for 3 years. The next opportunity to apply for the award in 2012-2013 academic year: •

Round 2: 19th April 2013

It recognises effective management of the subject within the schools curriculum and

For more information, please contact Daniel Field, PE & School Sport Manager at Sport Pembrokeshire, 07920 537 205.

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A dream came true Jacob Thomas’ dream to be a Paralympian came true in September when he represented Team GB at the Olympic Park in London. In the individual Boccia event, played at the Excel arena, Jacob played Veronica Pamies Morera of Spain. Jacob progressed to the next round by winning 8 points to 1. Jacob then met his hero, the 31 year old Grigorioe Polychronidis of Greece, who had already won gold in the BC3 pair’s event. Unfortunately Jacob lost 5-1, but at only 17 years of age Jacob has achieved so much in such a short He is an inspiration to us all. space of time.

22 year old James Tyler from Milford Haven recently competed at the Special Olympic European Games in Russia. After some very impressive performances he returned with 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal. James won the 200m and anchored the relay team to win gold. He also gained silver in the 100 metres. He is the first athlete in the county to represent Great Britain. James trains with Pembrokeshire Harriers Athletics Club.

‘High Quality Sports Experience through the Multi Skills Approach’ Up to 28 students at Portfield School have been enjoying a new 5x60 club since the start of September, delivered by Bob Nelson. Multi Skills Club focuses on developing a wide range of fundamental movement skills as building blocks for future sports experiences. The ABC’s (agility, balance and co-ordination) together with strength, stamina and flexibility are targeted to help develop each student’s physical competence (known as ‘physical literacy’). Pupils work in small groups and take part in activities that develop hand eye co-ordination, spatial awareness and peripheral vision together

with introducing concepts such as possession, attack and defence. Students are invited to choose from a selection of equipment and are encouraged to think creatively. This encourages a positive ‘cando’ attitude helping them understand what they are trying to achieve and how best to do this. These generic skills can then be applied in future sport specific activities. One such opportunity is the Disability Football competition being held in Tenby. A squad of students has been selected to participate in this event and have been training with Bob on the astro turf at Tasker Millward as part of his 5x60 Football Club. Let’s hope all these students and Bob’s hard work on the football pitch and during Multi Skills Club helps contribute towards their success and enjoyment at this event.

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Teachers get Bisi Ten teachers from Pembroke Family of Schools have been busy playing badminton recently. Following the success of the Olympics in London, Sport Pembrokeshire has received funding to roll out badminton as an enrichment activity or after school club in the Pembroke Family of schools. The Badminton into Schools Initiative (Bisi) is a resource pack that supports part of the

requirements of the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 Curriculum. The primary resource pack includes a handbook, lesson plans, movement cards and flash cards that can be used in both curriculum PE lessons and after school clubs.

programme of badminton sessions will be delivered at the school for 5 weeks with Pembroke Badminton Club coach Phil Gwyther.

The aim is to support teachers and coaches to develop pupil's physical movement development and provides the first steps for all young badminton players. The badminton funding has allowed staff from schools in the Sessions for under 11’s takes place at Pembroke Leisure Pembroke area to attend the Bisi course and following that, a Centre every Friday 7- 8pm.

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Pembrokeshire Primary Schools Cross Country 2012 Thursday 18th October saw the 22nd running of the event, which was organised by volunteers from Pembrokeshire Harriers, at Oakwood Theme Park. The weather was fine but ground conditions were very wet and muddy for the 905 children that took part. However, the youngsters rose to the occasion and there were some exciting races over the eight scheduled events. Mud and lost shoes couldn’t put these athletes off, they competed like Olympians over the two distanced courses;Years 3 & 4 over 800m and Years 5 & 6 over 1300m. The organisers wish to thank all those concerned along with the Oakwood Management for their help in making the event such a huge success. Oakwood’s permission for using the facilities for the event is paramount, as there is possibly no other venue to cater for what has become the largest sporting fixture for age group children in the county. With the parents, grandparents and teachers making up a very large vociferous spectator group, there had to be thousands of people attending. Overall team winners this year were Tavernspite, with Narberth 2nd and Saundersfoot 3rd. The small school winners were Hook, with Templeton 2nd and Redhill 3rd. Special thanks must also be extended to the young volunteers from Tasker Milward School and

Pembrokeshire Harriers who acted as ‘hares’ and led the competitors around the course, ensuring smooth running of all races. Also to St. John’s Ambulance for provision of first aid and to Sport Pembrokeshire staff for their assistance throughout the event.

Results as follows:Year 3 Girls 1st Isla Craig – Narberth 2nd Esme Pykett – Roch 3rd Ella Winter – Tenby Year Team Winner Narberth Year 3 Boys 1st Oliver Pailin – Tenby 2nd Shay Norcross – Narberth 3rd Daniel Jones – Tavernspite Year Team Winner Narberth Year 4 Girls 1st Menna Davies –Brynconin 2nd Kacey Arran – Milford Haven Jnrs 3rd Kasia Cook – Lamphey Year Team Winner Milford Haven Juniors Year 4 Boys 1st Iori Humphries – Orielton 2nd Henry White – Roch 3rd Dylan Morgan – Sageston Year Team Winners Roch

Year 5 Girls 1st Ffion Davies – Golden Grove 2nd Kayleigh Taylor – Haverfordwest VC 3rd Molly O’Connor – Broad Haven Year Team Winners Gelli Aur/Golden Grove Year 5 Boys 1st Harry Worh – Haverfordwest VC 2nd Rowan Fair – Spittal 3rd Kieran Owen – Roch Year Team Winners Haverfordwest VC Year 6 Girls 1st Ella Townsend – Mary Immaculate 2nd Leah Raymond - Brynconin 3rd Alice Evans – Mary Immaculate Year Team Winners Mary Immaculate Year 6 Boys 1st James Hill – Broad Haven 2nd Callum Williams – Cilgerran 3rd Rowan Petersen – Croesgoch Year Team Winners Saundersfoot

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Pembrokeshire has launched a new schools project, Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools. The project encourages children to be more confident with their local environment and has been developed through the partnerships between Education, Sport Pembrokeshire, Darwin Experience and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks Authority (PCNPA). ’An ‘Outdoor School’ teaches its pupils to become fully engaged with, and confident in, their local outdoor environment.Through regular visits to their local outdoor areas the children develop a strong sense of well-being and high levels of physical activity.They acquire a useful knowledge of ecology and sustainability and develop communication skills by sharing this knowledge with others.’’ Six schools initially took part in the pilot almost 2 years ago and since then the project has been growing from strength to strength. Now 16 new schools have started to get to know their local areas

through identification by the PCNPA and have become familiar with physical activities they can do there and the ecology that they will find. The project was highlighted as sector leading practice by Estyn earlier this year in Tavernspite School for the development of the children’s knowledge, pride, ownership and enjoyment of their local outdoor area. For more information or to be involved, please contact Simon Thomas, Head at Lamphey School and Chair of Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools.

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Tenby show off their Multi-skills! Young children in Pembrokeshire and across Wales will be exploring and learning through sport, following the Dragon Multi–Skills and Sport course for teachers in Tenby recently. The Dragon Multi-Skills resource pilot took place in St David’s Family of Schools last autumn and following its success, the roll out in Wales has started. It means that rather than starting out by focussing on a particular sport, the focus will be on essential skills such as balance, running and spatial awareness - that will then be transferred to football, tennis, netball, or whatever sport the individual wants to take part in.

From ages three to seven (foundation age) young people best experience skill development through play. The Play to Learn resource encourages this with resources to aid teachers, coaches and volunteers including story books, activity cards and a From ages seven to eleven (KS2) young people should experience opportunities to continue to develop general physical skills in order for them to be able to participate in a range of sports throughout their lives. And the new Dragon Multi-skills resource does this.

target clubs in the community and leisure centres to include an element of the basic multi-skills approach to improve agility, balance and co-ordination. Staff from the Sport Pembrokeshire Peripatetic PE service were also trained this term and have been delivering activities to 22 primary schools as part of their PE lessons and in after school sports clubs.

For more information, please contact Joanne Williams, Sport Pembrokeshire 01437 776240.

Although the initial training has been with schools, the aim is to

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New County Badminton Association Forty Players attended the first tournament organised by the new Pembrokeshire Badminton Association which has just been set up with support from Sport Pembrokeshire through the Community Chest Grants Scheme and Badminton Wales. The Doubles Tournament was held at Tenby Leisure Centre on November 3rd and was a big success with some excellent junior pairs also taking part, adding their enthusiasm to the event. In the ladies event the winners were Fiona Baker and Linda Gwyther from the Pembroke club with Jenny Juddha and Suchitra Vijay from the Withybush Hospital club runners-up. The men’s competition had a bigger entry, so after the initial pool matches were played, those

knocked out went into a plate event. In a hotly contested final of the plate, Ben Ashworth and Chris Farrow from the Narberth Club beat Dan Jenkins and Wayne Davies from the Tenby Club. In the men’s main competition, the junior pair of Ben Richards, Pembroke and Luke Pierce, St Davids, showed why they are doing well in National Junior competitions and won last season’s Welsh Shuttles Final at Under 15. The two fourteen year olds, beat all the men’s pairs put before them right up until the final, where they met Sarfaraz Malik and David Juddha from the Withybush Hospital club. In a high standard final the men’s experience told to edge out the juniors.

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YSGOL PRESELI & TASKER SCHOOLS TRIUMPH 6 ASIDE 5X60 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Football fever gripped Greenhill School astro turf pitch in Tenby on Sunday October 21st as it hosted the fifth 5 x 60 Inter Secondary Schools Girls Football Tournament. More than 90 girls from all over the county took part in the event, which received sponsorship from Valero’s “Leading Partners in Sport” initiative. The girls competed against their counterparts from all the other secondary schools in Pembrokeshire. The tournament was split into two pools of seven teams with Ysgol Preseli and Ysgol Bro Gwaun, the defending champions, progressing through to the final. Both teams had their chances in a close game, which eventually finished 0-0. The game was settled in an exciting

penalty shootout where Preseli won by 4 goals to 2. In Pool B the final was a very hard fought and an exciting match with Taskers winning the final against St Davids. Congratulations to the girls for all their hard work. For information on local football clubs which run girls’ teams, please contact Football Development Officer, Carrie Slack, on 07788 310406.

The winning girl’s team were (from left to right) Back row - Bethany Heald, Lauran Waters, Ella Rees, Erin Griffiths. Front row - Ella Vaughan, Gwawr James, Lleucu George, Hawyes Davies.

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Ysgol Dewi Sant Coasteering – Ben Sutton – Gold Ambassador After watching everyone having so much fun, I had to get in on the action, so I had a go myself. Scared did not even cover it – I don’t know how some of the younger ones managed it! Our coasteering expedition started by clambering down the cliff by St. Non’s. A sheer drop on one side and a bramble thicket on the other, but we all got down safely.

We then traversed around a near vertical cliff to find a brilliant serge pool that lifted us up and down in the swell.

After a slight hesitation (the sea was extremely cold!) everyone was in and swimming over to the first jump. As nominated photographer, I lay in the sea awaiting the first jumper who flew off the 3 metre jump and splashed in the water right next to me.

We finished by scrambling back up the twisted trail and walking back to St. Davids – I don’t think two hours has ever gone so quickly!

Chloe Brown, Gold Ambassador, Ysgol Dewi Sant Wednesday 24th October saw new Gold Sports Ambassadors for Pembrokeshire arrive in Cardiff. This was the beginning of my role as one of four Pembrokeshire representatives at the Welsh Institute of Sport. Gold delegates from all the regions of Wales were looking forward to a day that would enable them to discuss how they would promote sport within their county and schools. I have spent the past year as a Silver Sports Ambassador within my school, Ysgol Dewi Sant. Now as Gold

Ambassador I had the opportunity to listen to the stories of Alex Danson, a hockey player for Great Britain and meet Paralympic archer Mel Clarke, at the conference in Cardiff. The day has given me an insight into my new role and what is expected of me. I came away enthusiastic to start many projects like a Sports Council, mini tournaments, surveys and a Pembrokeshire Coastal Path challenge. I hope the ideas formulated from the conference will allow me to be a successful Gold Ambassador for Pembrokeshire.

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Tasker Milward ‘A Golden Goal for Tasker Milward’ Autumn term both in the PE Department and for 5x60 at Tasker Milward has been busy as usual. With up to 18 clubs running each week, students are finding it difficult to decide which clubs to attend! Our girl’s football team should be congratulated on their recent success at the 5x60 6-a-side Girls Football competition held at Greenhill School, Tenby on Oct 21st. A squad of eleven girls from Years 7, 8 & 9 competed against six other Pembrokeshire secondary schools with an unbeaten record in their pool. Captained by Rebecca Roberts not one goal was

conceded in all their seven matches. A tense final against Ysgol Dewi Sant led to victory after a golden goal in extra time. All the girls who participated should be proud of their achievement and we’re hoping a few may be signed to local teams in the near future! Tasker Milward PE department and the 5x60 Officer have also been working together to strengthen links with our feeder primary schools. At the start of October, 180 Year 6 students from 6 local schools were invited to attend a taster day. Students participated in five different activities ranging from zumba and cheerleading to tennis

netball and outdoor education. Many thanks to our sixth form A Level PE students who escorted the groups, many of whom were spotted enjoying the activities themselves, particularly the Zumba boys! In addition to this a PESS Fun Hockey Festival was hosted by Tasker Milward on October 23rd. Forty Year 5 and 6 students from local primary schools participated in a hockey session which followed the latest ‘4689’initiative by Hockey Wales. A huge thank you to Angela Miles (Hockey Development Officer) who was assisted by the 5x60 Officer, Claire Butler (PE Dept) and hockey specialists Tom D’Arcy, Stephen Kendrick and Molly Brick (Y12 Gold Ambassador). We were all impressed with the skills and enthusiasm displayed by this group of students and we are hoping they will sustain their interest in the sport in the future.

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Ysgol Bro Gwaun Paralympic Roadshow

Ysgol Bro Gwaun 5x60 Basketball sessions summer holidays 2012 Eleven pupils from Ysgol Bro Gwaun have been honing their basketball skills during the summer holidays. The sessions, in the school gym, focused on basic skills, fun based games and small sided games.

Twenty Year 7 pupils from Ysgol Bro Gwaun took part in a day of activities on Thursday 21st June to celebrate the upcoming London 2012 Paralympic games. The pupils took part in games of Volleyball, Boccia and Wheelchair Basketball and also learnt about the Paralympic values.

The sessions were organised in preparation for a series of basketball fixtures and tournaments that the boys will take part in during the next School year.

Participants Isaac Davis, Dan Evans, Jordan Griffiths, Andrew Harries, Howard Harries, Thomas Hughes, Jordan James, Jordan Jones, Ieuan Lynch, Thomas O’Sullivan, Jack Phillips

The event was organised by Sport Pembrokeshire’s Disability Sport Officer Angela Miles. The School’s 5x60 Officer Dan Bellis said ‘This was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to try out lots of new sports and they really enjoyed themselves. By taking part they realised the skill, determination and dedication it takes to achieve a high level in these sports.

Ysgol Bro Gwaun 5x60 Girls Cheerleading and Street Dance Ysgol Bro Gwaun 5x60 cheerleaders have had a busy summer. The girls performed their routines in front of sizeable crowds at both the Phoenix Centre on Sunday 5th August and during the Fishguard Carnival on Saturday 25th August. The girls practised for the event during their 5x60 Cheerleading sessions which took place at lunchtimes, after school and also during school holidays with their coach, Finola Findlay. The events were good practice for the girls who have a series of festivals and competitions coming up in the months ahead. Participants: Jasmine Williams-Meaney, Keira Morris, Joanna Thomas, Lowri Feild, Nia Antonen, Kate Griffiths, Lowri Bowen, Abbie Ladd, Livvy Williams,

It is hoped similar events will be arranged in the near future.

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the opportunities it provides. It was great to see so many girls playing football to such a high standard’.

5x60 Girls Football Fixture Ysgol Bro Gwaun v Milford School October 2012 Twenty girls from Ysgol Bro Gwaun took part in a ‘friendly’ 5x60 football match against their counterparts from Milford School on Monday 15th October on the astro turf pitch at Fishguard Leisure Centre. The match was arranged as preparation for the 5x60 Girls Football tournament which took place on Sunday 21st October. Both schools were organised into two teams of 6-a-side and in four very competitive matches the Bro Gwaun girls won two games,

Milford won one and there was one draw. It is hoped a return fixture will be organised after half term. The Bro Gwaun teams were managed by Young Ambassadors Becky Hayes and Amy Leahy. Ysgol Bro Gwaun 5x60 Officer Dan Bellis said ‘Fixtures like this showcase what a fantastic impact 5x60 is having on our schools and

Ysgol Bro Gwaun team Caryl Roberts, Nia Evans, Chelsey Ladd, Chloe Craig, Buddug Lewis, Chloe Gallagher, Abbie Ladd, Grace Thomas, Nancy John, Ffion Evans, Jemma Clifford, Kelsie Jones, Kate Griffiths, Kim George, Jasmin Reynolds, Carys Williams, Lauren Wilmott, Megan Evans, Amy Campbell, Carys John, For more information on 5x60 at Ysgol Bro Gwaun please contact Dan Bellis on: 07920 702044 or daniel.bellis@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Milford Haven School STREET DANCE

Finola Findlay has been delivering 5x60 Street Dance sessions at the school on Friday evenings this term, ahead of the UDO National Schools Competition in November. The school has 2 teams entering the competition for the first

time and during half term Finola put on a 3 hour workshop to finalise rehearsals ahead of the competition for the 12 pupils taking part. The teams are: Blake Wonnacott, Chloe Jenkins, Hannah Hawkins-Greene, Alannis Stewart, Bethany Roberts, Jade Roberts, Shania Roberts, Alysha Dimond, Rebecca Edwards, Robyn Briskham, Danielle Rendell, Ceryn Ling.

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Greenhill School Greenhill School Young Ambassadors at the London 2012 Paralympics. This wasn't any ordinary first day back at school for the young ambassadors and members of the sports council at Greenhill School. After a year of hard work they got a once in a life time opportunity to attend the biggest disability sporting event in the world, the Paralympics!

a sensational cheer. The medal ceremony for the wheelchair T54 1500 metres, won by David Weir, was taking place - and this man is a true British icon! However that wasn't all the ‘Weir Wolf’ had to offer. He won his 800m heat with ease which only made everybody cheer louder.

The Olympic Stadium was so spectacular. The pre-event build up got everybody very excited. Suddenly, the stadium erupted with

There was so much going on; the long jump, discus, shot put and the track events. The athletes were so inspiring. We witnessed some truly

amazing performances. It really was a once in a lifetime experience.

Many thanks to Wyndham Williams 5x60 Officer and Sport Pembrokeshire staff Jo Williams and Angela Miles for looking after us, who were always up for a laugh and we all had a great time. So guys any one up for Rio in 2016?

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PARKOUR COMES TO GREENHILL guidance of professional instructor SCHOOL Mike Newman from Kinetics Body Students from Greenhill School have completely embraced a French-inspired discipline which sees them navigating a range of obstacles.

Artist Movement (KBAM). The object is to teach people how to navigate themselves over, under or through any obstacle they might encounter in a city centre or play ground park.

Due to the big success of ‘Parkour’ taster sessions, where over 100 pupils took part during PE lessons in Greenhill School, a new 5x60 Free Running club has been started.

School. At the end of the program every pupil will receive a certificate and a T-shirt and also have the opportunity to join the KBAM club.

Over 20 pupils have signed up to a six week free running course, the only one of its kind in Pembrokeshire, held at Greenhill

The free running classes are held at Greenhill School grounds under the

Pupils from Greenhill School who are ‘Crisis’ 5x60 street dance club have been working hard this term preparing for the upcoming UDO competition in Newport on Nov 11th alongside with their street dance coach Finola Findlay who has been doing a fantastic job teaching young people to dance. ‘Crisis’ will be entering a team of 15 pupils and five duo groups which will take the stage next Sunday. The girls & boys who are in Crisis street dance club have been practicing twice a week with Finola and are more than ready for this competition.

Wyndham Williams, 5 x 60 Officer said: "It's just been phenomenal, the pupils absolutely love it."

ON THE CREST OF A WAVE WITH 5X60 STUDENTS LEARN TO SURF! Over the last five years over 600 young pupils from Greenhill School have been taught how to surf. Another 60 pupils are taking part in a six-week 'learn to surf' programme off the Pembrokeshire coast at Tenby, Manorbier and Freshwater West. The course has been organised by 5x60 officer, Wyndham Williams from Sport Pembrokeshire and Outer Reef Surf School.

During the last six weeks young people have been taken through the 'Young Athletes Junior Surf Scheme' which has been designed and developed by The British Surfing Association. There have been lots of fun competitions as well as fitness, skill development, safety and ocean awareness.

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Pembroke School Yoga – All years Girls Cricket – All years It’s been a very busy and enjoyable first half term for everyone at Pembroke School. All pupils have had the opportunity to participate in new clubs as well as the traditional long standing clubs at Pembroke School. This term we are aiming to increase and develop the pupil’s health and well–being. New clubs that have been set up are:

These clubs have proven to be very popular, with ‘spinning’ at the top of the list! An extra session had to be put on to accommodate all those pupils who wanted to attend. Pupils also enjoyed attending street dance, badminton, table tennis, basketball, girl’s football and junior fitness sessions.

Spinning – Boys and girls sessions Body Pump – All years

During ‘Street Dance’ they have been busy rehearsing for the

upcoming UDO National Schools Competition where Lauren Smith, Leah Willis, Rebecca – Ann Newton and Zac Coles will be representing the school. These pupils have been working really hard finalising their performance even coming in for 2 hours during half term!

Ysgol y Preseli Climbing Wall Crymych Leisure Centre has a climbing wall in the old squash court which is being used by the 5x60 climbing club. Year 7 and 8 pupils are benefiting from the wall with clubs running on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The pupils are offered a variety of different games to play and have enjoyed the different challenges that have been set.

5x60 YOGA Years 10 and 11 can be very stressful in secondary schools with work load and the added stress of end of year exams. To help the pupils relax during this time, the

5x60 officer has arranged for an instructor to start yoga sessions. Pupils have really enjoyed these sessions with instructor Lisa Taylor. Over 30 pupils have attended the sessions which have been held in Crymych Leisure Centre on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Summer Holidays During the summer holidays 7 pupils from Ysgol Y Preseli went on a kayaking trip from Hereford to Ross on Wye. The pupils were Tomos Dugmore, Rheinallt George, Aaron Williams, James Bentely, Ieuan Cooke, and Antoine Simmons.

Over the three day trip, the pupils were given tasks which included setting up tents to sleep in over night, putting them away before making their own breakfast in the mornings and then setting off on their kayak’s for the day. After completing the three day course the pupils received a qualification. Later that week the pupils had a day in Heatherton Leisure Park. They climbed the Tree Tops High Ropes Adventure Trail, played baseball, crazy golf, archery, clay shooting and they even found time to have a go on the go-carts.

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Sport Pembrokeshire Newsletter Dec 2012