Month: February 2013

New tennis offer for schools throughout Wales

Every secondary school in Wales is being offered the chance to help develop the next generation of tennis coaches, officials and volunteers. Tennis Wales is launching a major programme to recruit 1,000 teenagers annually into its National Tennis Leaders programme, which develops future coaches, referees and event organisers. “We’ll be offering every school the chance to have a tennis leaders course for pupils aged 13-16,” said Ellie Lewis, Tennis Wales coach development manager. “We will bring in a local coach to run the course for a token charge, and we’ll follow this up with a big incentive scheme to support the young people as they progress either into a professional career in tennis or as volunteers at a local club.” The Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Tennis Leaders programme introduces young people to positions of responsibility in tennis. Modules cover: introduction to tennis, volunteering at your tennis venue, leading a practice session, helping at your school, and helping at a competition. Once they qualify, the new leaders will be able to build up rewards by volunteering at  their school or local club. As part of the initiative, Tennis Wales will also bring touchtennis into the school, with an introductory session and a free competitions and activities resource for the school to run touchtennis all year round. Touchtennis provides a new accessible way to play tennis, enabling people of all abilities...

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Liza Starlight’s Tribute to WHITNEY HOUSTON at the Coal Exchange

Liza Starlight’s Tribute to WHITNEY HOUSTON at the Coal Exchange, Cardiff Are you available on Thursday March 14th 2013? – How would you like to see my full on Whitney Houston Tribute show with 2 support acts LIVE at the beautiful Coal Exchange, Cardiff Bay – www.coalexchange.co.uk/ Support acts being an Enrique Iglesias Tribute to open the show (Kitos, who looks just like Peter Andre) – and Dave Deveraux – comedian/vocalist – a very very funny man and a legend in the business. Tickets now on sale purchasable over the telephone on 01443 404446 with your debit or credit card – an...

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Recapture the entrepreneur within you

The founder of Coffee Republic, the UK’s first American-style coffee chain, will discuss how to recapture the entrepreneur within you, at a special event for business leaders in South Wales. Sahar Hashemi OBE, who co-founded Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy, was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and became an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2012 for her services to the UK economy and charity. She will speak on Switching On: How to recapture the entrepreneur within you, when she makes a rare visit to Wales for The Challenge, an interactive leadership masterclass, organised...

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World of Words literacy project has a raffle

The World of Words literacy project has a raffle at Williamstown Post Office raffle in the Rhondda. There are some fabulous gifts on offer including: A spa day at The Rhondda Heritage Park Hotel, Two tickets for a Cardiff Blues game, a family pass to tour the Rhondda Heritage Cultural Centre, a meal for two at The Lord Tonypandy and more! The money raised will help buy resources for a project that has involved 18 RCT schools and over 1500...

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Over 50 with combined sight and hearing loss?

The In Touch Wales Befriending scheme, which is funded by the BIG Lottery AdvantAge Programme, is for individuals over 50 with combined sight and hearing loss. It aims to lessen social isolation and enhance quality of life by linking individuals with a volunteer befriender who will visit regularly to enable people to once again do more of the things they enjoy. Volunteers are needed across Wales to help people with a combined sight and hearing loss to get out to meet friends and socialise with people in their own community or to simply visit for a cup of tea and a chat.  If you or someone you know in the Rhondda area has combined sight and hearing loss and would like assistance or you would like to be a volunteer please contact Nerys Leeke on 02920 601472/ nerys.leeke@deafblind.org.uk. The Rhondda group meet on the last Wednesday of the month. They are a small social group who enjoy meeting and going out for coffees and lunches together. The social element is very important to them and the group helps to reduce their isolation and brings them into the community. We are looking for new members with a dual sensory loss to join the group and help it expand. The group also enables members to access information and get support from one another, and Deafblind Cymru, which they may not normally...

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