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Cash boost for sports in Gwynedd

A number of sport clubs and organisations in Gwynedd are celebrating after receiving great news that they have secured financial support from a fund which promotes physical activities throughout the county.

Thanks to the Gwynedd Community Chest, 11 clubs and organisations will be receiving financial support worth a total of nearly £11,000 between them to develop activities, promote the importance of being active and keeping fit and improve current resources. From cricket to sailing, football to ladies rugby, the Chest support all kinds of sport across the county.

David Lloyd-Williams Gwynedd Council’s Sports Development Officer said:

“Sports clubs play a vital role in our communities and it’s important that they receive all the support possible. It’s great to see that money from the Gwynedd Community Chest continues to help so many sports clubs and institutions here in Gwynedd.

“Not only do they promote fitness and improve health, but also joining a sports club gives you the chance to meet new people and to socialise. The funding boost from the chest will strengthen the clubs and the hope is that new members will be keen to join.”

A total of 11 clubs have been successful on this occasion:

Bangor Cricket Club – The funding will be used to send three volunteer junior coaches on a UKCC Level 1 Cricket Course.

Harlech and Ardudwy Leisure – Money from the fund will be used to purchase equipment and pay instructor fees to run climbing sessions for juniors at the new facility in Harlech.

Bethesda Cricket and Bowling Club – Funding will contribute towards sending four junior coaches on a UKCC Level Cricket Course as well as qualifying one coach on a UKCC Level 2 Cricket course.

Blaenau Ffestiniog Dance Club – The funding will enable the recently established club to hold an additional dance session every week to accommodate for more local children.

Penbont Celts football Club – Money will be used to purchase equipment to begin new training sessions and send volunteers on coaching courses fore the club from the Deiniolen area.

Pwllheli Cricket Club – The funding will be used to send two additional junior coaches on a UKCC Level 1 Course in order to cope with the demand at the club.

Tywyn Cricket Club – Funding for the project will contribute towards starting a junior section at the club by paying for new equipment and hire of the Leisure Centre

Caernarfon and District Ladies Rugby Club – Funding will contribute towards helping the club establish new junior age group teams by purchasing equipment, kit and sending volunteers on UKCC Level 1 and 2 Coaching Courses.

Porthmadog Ladies Hockey Club – The Club will use the money to begin new junior age group teams at the club which will cater for under 11’s and under 14’s. Funding will contribute towards purchase of new equipment and sending volunteers on UKCC Level 1 Hockey Courses.

Royal Welsh Yachting Club – The funding will be used to send five coaches on a Level 1 Coaching Course.

Pwllheli and District Youth Sailing Club – The money will be used to pay to qualify six new volunteers on a RYA Dinghy Instructor Course.

For an application form for Gwynedd Community Chest funding, contact Gwynedd Council’s Sport Development Service on (01758) 704010. To receive guidance on the application process, contact Elwyn Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Sport Development Manager on (01758) 704067 or David Lloyd-Williams, Gwynedd Council’s Assistant Sport Development Officer on (01758) 704057.

The next Gwynedd Community Chest Panel Meetings will be held on 2 April, the closing date for receiving completed applications is 12 March.

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