Welcome to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council page on the Disability Sport Wales Website.
My name is Shelley Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for Rhondda Cynon Taf. I am based at Llwyn Castan Office in Pontypridd, and am part of RCT Sport Development.
Within RCT there are currently existing clubs and provisions offering a variety of sporting activities for disabled people, ranging from football, and cycling to swimming and bowls.
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!
Thursday is the main club night (7pm to 9pm) and any new athletes should attend on that evening.
Outdoor lawn bowls on all weather carpet
Bikes currently cater mainly for adults, but children over the age of 10/11 years would be able use some of the bikes.
A unique opportunity for people with a disability in RCT to enjoy the benefits of cycling while also improving your fitness in a safe tranquil, and traffic free environment.
Children’s Disability Dance Class Sessions
Capel Farm Resource Centre, Tonyrefail, CF39 8LW
Dance for the Older Person
Temple Baptist Church, High Street, Graig, Pontypridd, CF37 1QU
For more information please call Michelle on 07719832345 or email: south.
RSD Dance and Cheer provide a fun session of tumbling, stunts and dance.
Football Club for children with disabilities
Cwm Gymnastics, situated in Abercynon Sports Centre, is an inclusive club that welcomes participants with any disability.
Tonyrefail Leisure Centre Fridays 5-6pm
Llantwit Fadre Leisure Centre Fridays 5-6pm
Aberdare, Michael Sobell Sports Centre Thursdays 5-6pm
An exercise class for children with Autism aged 4-12 This class aims to offer relaxing physical activity to children on the Autistic Spectrum using dance, movement, games, stretching and breathing exercises.
This club caters for both juniors and seniors.
Events in your area
Start date 6th February 2012
Age – all ages
When – Monday 17:30-18:30
Start date – 6th February 2012
Cost – first 4 weeks taster free, £1 thereafter
Venue: Gelligaled Park, Ystrad – Bowls Clubhouse
The venue is completely accessible for wheelchair users
RCT Community Sports Awards 2012
Deadline for entry - Friday 30th March 2012
International sport is about to descend on Great Britain with London 2012 fast approaching. Every one of these international sports stars started their sporting journey in grassroots, local opportunities. Sport is full of amazing people who work tirelessly, going out of their way to make a difference and provide these opportunities.
The Community Sports Awards, organised by Sport Rhondda Cynon Taf, recognise and reward the army of individuals who make an exceptional and essential contribution in keeping our sports clubs and organisations active, enabling them to go from strength to strength.
There are many people who work behind the scenes, from sports coaches to private investors, from those who cut the grass to those who organise the fixtures. It is these people that we want to show our appreciation for and acknowledge at the awards ceremony.
There are a total of 8 categories for you to nominate in, these are: -
Community Sport Club and School Partnership
This award is for a community club that creates a positive link and partnership with its local school/s to attract new and support existing members. This could be delivering sessions after school, sharing facilities, hosting festivals, provide exit routes, working with junior sport (Dragon Sport) and / or 5x60 etc. Previous winners include Aberdare Cricket Club and Rhondda Fach Netball Club
Community Innovation Project
This award is for community groups and sport clubs that have developed new sport or active recreation projects for the benefit of all. This could be attracting new groups to get active, making a sport club inclusive, developing a sporting activity to attract local residents to use the club, plus lots more. Previous winners include Rhondda Hockey Club and Rhondda Fach Friday Night Football Project
Sport Business Award
This award will recognise and reward those businesses that set up and grow in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area such as fitness organisation, dance schools, boxing club, private gyms etc. This is a new category for 2012.
Young Person’s Contribution to Sport
This award is for a young person up to and including school Year 11, who has volunteered their time and made a significant contribution to the development of sport in Rhondda Cynon Taf. This doesn’t only have to be in a coaching capacity, it can be helping with the administration, developing a website, helping with marketing, ordering the team kit etc. Previous winners include David Webb and Amy Nicholls
Student Contribution to Sport
This award is for an individual in higher or further education (school Year 12 and above), who has volunteered their time and made a significant contribution to the development of sport in Rhondda Cynon Taf. This doesn’t only have to be in a coaching capacity, it can be helping with the administration, developing a website, helping with marketing, ordering the team kit etc.
This is a new category for 2012.
This award is for those individuals that work tirelessly behind the scenes to do those jobs that no-ones sees…maybe they book the fixtures, register all the players, attend the meetings, sort out the finances…without this person the club just wouldn’t be able to run!! Previous winners include Martyn Ham and Debbie Addis
Coach of the Year
This award is for a community, club or school based coach who has made significant impact or contribution to the development of sports participants in their chosen sport. Previous winners include Jean Foster and Theresa Kemble.
This award is for a volunteer that gives invaluable time and effort to community sport in RCT from cutting the grass, to making the tea and coffee or taking the children to the game. Previous winners include Paul Mears and John Batten.
Please take some time to nominate the key individuals that keep sports clubs and organisations thriving in your community. Nominating is easy, either download the attached PDF or click on this link www.snapsurveys.com/swh/surveylogin.asp?k=132731336316 href="http://www.snapsurveys.com/swh/surveylogin.asp?k=132731336316">http://www.snapsurveys.com/swh/surveylogin.asp?k=132731336316 to complete the online application form. Deadline for application is Friday 30th March 2012.
If you want to discus a potential application then please do not hesitate to contact Sport Rhondda Cynon Taf on 01443 400563.
**Please feel free to pass this email on to other contacts**
News in your area
Aberdare Kyokushin Karate - Disability Session
Following the success of the disability karate session in Llantrisant - a new session will be starting in Aberdare.
There will be limited spaces so please could you contact Alwyn Heath to ensure you have a space secured.
Alwyn - 07974650271
The club also aim to integrate children and adults into their non-disabled sesssions throughout the week
Wheelchair Rugby Taster Day
Tuesday 14th February 2012
Wheelchair rugby is a full contact sport. It is fast, furious and lots of un. Spare wheelchairs are available for you to come and have a go with the help of the experienced coaches and staff.
Venue: Llantrisant Leisure Centre
Junior and Senior!
For more information please contact:
Amanda Thomas - 07950 545014