Posted: Sat 9th Apr 2016

Girls Only Sports Festival A Success

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 9th, 2016

A girls only sports festival organised by Anglesey’s Sport Development Unit has been hailed a great success. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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The recent event attracted 250 year 9 girls from Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge, Holyhead High School and Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni. Input from the girls before the event saw them enjoy a whole host of popular sports at Plas Arthur Leisure Centre complex in Llangefni. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey’s Sports Development Programme Manager, Owain Jones, explained, “This was the first time we’ve held such an event of this size just for girls. It was organised as a response to the results of a School Sport Survey, held last year, which showed that fewer girls participate in sport between key stage 3 and 4.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“On the day, 250 girls attended and participated in 15 different sports, and our team were also able to provide them with information on local clubs; giving them the opportunity to continue the activities in a community setting.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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Head of Economic and Community Regeneration, Dylan Williams, added, “This event gave the girls a chance to experience sports that are on offer locally in their community and at our leisure centres. Hopefully, we’ll see many of them returning to our centres and making use of our facilities, and taking part in the various activities with local clubs, keeping them fit and healthy.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’d also like to thank our partners for leading the activities on the day; without their support organising such a successful day wouldn’t have been possible. Following the positive feedback from the schools, we’re looking forward to organising a similar event and welcoming our partners and schools back in 2017.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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