Posted: Thu 20th Oct 2016

Supporting Sports In Gwynedd

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016

Gwynedd’s Community Chest has allocated a total of £10,013 to nine clubs and sporting organisations in Gwynedd during their most recent meeting. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Gwynedd Community Chest grants provide support to clubs and various sporting organisations across the county, such as Football, Rugby, Gymnastics, Running, Netball, Fishing and much more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Mair Rowlands, Healthy Gwynedd Cabinet Member for Gwynedd Council, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The purpose of Gwynedd’s Community Chest is to support and promote a variety of sports in every part of the county. The grant funding as well the Council’s Healthy Gwynedd message to promote fitness will help to boost the clubs and sporting organisations in the county and provide better sporting opportunities to the county’s residents. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It’s great to see so many of the county’s clubs and organisations receiving grants recently, and I would encourage anyone who believes that they are eligible to receive financial support from Gwynedd’s Community Chest to apply as soon as possible. A grant of this kind could ensure the continuation and development of your club or organisation during this challenging financial climate.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At the latest Gwynedd Community Chest meeting, grants were allocated to the following sports clubs and organisations: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Bethesda Athletic FC Youth (New Team under 8 and under 10)
  • Penrhosgarnedd FC Youth (New Team under 6)
  • Dolgellau Athletic FC Youth (New Team under 6)
  • Pwllheli FC Youth (New Team under 6)
  • Abersoch Golf Club (sessions for new Golfers and golfers who are returning to the game/want a second introduction.

In addition to these grants, a scheme was funded in order to try and establish a Taekwondo club in the Porthmadog area. The nearest club is Wrexham and so the hope is that they will generate enough interest to ensure that the club succeeds in giving fantastic new opportunities to the area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Another scheme was funded in the Marital Arts world to establish a group to take part in Karate competitions. The aim of the new group is to ensure appropriate practical opportunities in order to prepare the individuals to take part and compete in local tournaments and events across the country. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Caernarfon Women’s Football Club has also ensured funding to accommodate more training and to ensure the permanent continuation of the club which has been very successful and a great source for the ladies of Gwynedd. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In the gymnastic world, a successful application was received from the Bangor Club which continues to do a fantastic job with nearly 200 children on their waiting list. The club has strong structure with over 30 staff and the finance will ensure that some of them will upgrade their training qualifications through attending Level 1 and Level 2 ‘Women’s Artistic Gymnastics’ courses. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The next meeting will be held on 30 November, and any application will need to be presented by 9 November. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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