Welcome to Merthyr Tydfil's page on the Disability Sport Wales Website.
My name is Dan Bufton, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for Merthyr Tydfil. I am based within the Sports Development Unit at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre.
Within Merthyr there are currently existing clubs and provisions offering a variety of sporting activities for disabled people, ranging from athletics, judo, swimming to badminton.
If you are a coach or volunteer there is also the UK Disability Inclusion Training Course (UK DIT) which is currently available in Wales, courses run several times over the year so please contact me for upcoming dates.
In order to help support clubs deliver good quality sessions Disability Sport Wales have introduced insport. insport is a four tiered (Ribbon, Bronze, Silver and Gold) identification and accreditation process which any sports club can go through to show they are committed to providing and delivering inclusive sport. If you are a mainstream club providing inclusive sport already or would like to please contact me. Look out for the insport logo that highlights some of the most inclusive sports clubs across Wales.
I update the website on a weekly basis with news, events and up and coming courses to please check regularly!
This club runs from Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre and is open to children aged 7 to 16.
This session takes place at Merthyr Leisure Centre every Sunday morning between 11am and 12pm.
This session takes place at Cwm Cycling in Aberdare.
For more information please contact Dan Bufton on 01685 726 270 or Email Dan
This club takes place every Wednesday evening at Pen y dre High School.
This is a new inclusive club in Merthyr Tydfil, the Judo Club is run by Wayne Dyer who is the Welsh Judo Team Manager and a Judo Community Development Coach and the club takes children from the age of 5 upwards.
This is a Multisport club for children with any disability that runs at the Willows Centre in Troedyrhiw.
This is a multi activity session that runs every Thursday night from 6.
This session runs every Tuesday afternoon between 1.
These free sessions take place at Merthyr Leisure Centre every Saturday morning.
News in your area
Australian Paralympic team visit Merthyr
23rd August 2012
Last week, members of the Australian Paralympic Team visited Merthyr Tydfil to meet the Mayor, Leader of the Council, participants of disability sports clubs and others. The team had been staying in Cardiff for their Staging camp prior to the London 2012 Paralympic games, however the tailor making the adaptations to the teams kit was 'Stitch in Time' of Merthyr so the team were invited up to acknoledge the hard work of the staff at 'Stitch in Time'. Members of the Australian Goalball Team were taken for a tour of Cyfarthfa Castle before a reception in the civic centre.
Disability Sport Wales Development Officer
Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
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