Month: November 2013

South Wales men win promotion in County Cup.

The South Wales men’s tennis team won their group competition in Scotland to gain promotion to the top flight of the Winter County Cup. The team, captained by Cardiff-based Chris Lewis, from Neath, scored 9-0 wins over home team East of Scotland and Sussex, before a final-day showdown with Yorkshire, which the Welshmen won 5-3. “This was a terrific performance,” said Lewis. “We dominated East of Scotland and Sussex, and then faced Yorkshire, who had also beaten both other teams – though by a less convincing margin. “It couldn’t have been a more exciting finish, really. Winning this group means we are now playing in the top group in both the summer and winter County Cups.” The teams consisted of:  Chris Lewis (captain, Neath), Evan Hoyt (Llanelli), Josh Milton (Rhoose), Luke Simeone, Craig Ingham (both Swansea), Craig Evans (Glynneath), and Jordan Helyer (Barry). “This is more great news for tennis in Wales,” said Tennis Wales chief executive Peter Drew. “This year we have seen some truly outstanding performances from Wales in the senior team events – probably the most successful year ever for Welsh tennis. “We are seeing more people of all ages playing tennis in new ways and at different venues, and success like this at the top level provides real inspiration for those considering taking up the sport.” Information on all aspects of tennis in Wales is...

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SAINSBURY’S PONTYPRIDD RAISE THOUSANDS FOR THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION.

Through the generosity of customers and staff, Sainsbury’s Pontypridd helped the Pontypridd Royal British Legion raise a massive £7,400. The British Legion is the United Kingdom’s biggest armed forces charity and the total amount collected, nationwide, will be spent on: Health and Welfare issues Running the Legion Care Homes and Break Centres To fund the four Personnel recovery centres in both the UK and Germany; To provide essential welfare services to our beneficiaries. The amount collected at the Pontypridd store will be an integral part of the Legion’s Welfare Programme...

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ACTION TIME.

World of Words (WOW) helps Treorchy Primary School children with literacy and well-being needs. Over 1600 kids have been involved in thie overall WOW project. World of Words (WOW) has applied to The Treorchy Wind Farm Fund for assistance to buy books. You can vote for World of Words in the £500 category at Treorchy Boys Club on Sunday, December 1, 11am – 4pm. Anyone aged over 15 can vote for WOW. Just take a utility bill along to the Boys Club and give WOW your...

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Rhondda People meeting calls for good news from local community.

Rhondda-based community news service,  Rhondda People, will hold a public meeting on 3 December, 7 – 9pm in the bar in the Park and Dare Theatre, Treorchy. We would like to encourage local people to come along and find out how they can make the news. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. Rhondda People  is run by a team of community members who have met every week since the beginning of October to create the hyperlocal news service. The group aim  to promote a positive picture of the area and to shine a spotlight on the great things to see and do in the Rhondda. The public meeting is open for anyone in the community – individuals, groups, clubs and businesses – with news and events to share. Rhondda People  Editor Tyler Mears, who is also a Journalism Studies student at Cardiff University, says: “The Rhondda has always been a place where a durable sense of community spirit radiates through the terraced streets. It is for this reason that I feel so strongly about setting up a community news service in this area. Having grown up in the Rhondda, I believe that this would provide the local people with a platform to discuss and debate issues and events that are relevant to our Valley.” The meeting on 3 December will be chaired by Leighton Andrews AM in...

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New quality assurance award will ensure standard of leadership and management training in Wales.

A new quality award is being introduced across Wales to ensure the highest standards of leadership and management development. The Leadership & Management Wales (LMW) quality award will be available to training providers offering leadership and management courses in Wales, who meet the award’s quality standards. Successful training providers will be listed on the LMW website and be accorded the standard “quality assured by Leadership & Management Wales”, which they will be able to use for marketing purposes. “This award will represent a definitive standard for training providers,” said LMW director, Dr Barrie Kennard. “Those who gain it will...

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