Welcome to Carmarthenshire's page on the Disability Sport Wales Website.
My name is Lisa Pudner. Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for Carmarthenshire. I am based at Parc-Y-Scarlets Stadium in Llanelli.
Within Carmarthenshire there are currently existing clubs and provisions offering a variety of sporting activities for people with disabilities, ranging from athletics, squash, karate to tennis.
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 to deliver good quality sessions Disability Sport Wales have introduced insport. insport is a four tiered (Ribbon, Bronze, Silver and Gold) identification and accrediataion 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 to that highlights some of the most inclusive sports clubs across Wales.
I update my website site regularly with news, events and up and coming courses so please check regularly.
Events in your area
Disability Football sessions
RHAGLEN ANABLEDD PÊL-DROED.DISABILITY FOOTBALL PROGRAMME.
Troi lan a chwarae sesiynau pêl droed i’r anabl.
Turn up and play disability football sessions.
Mae’r sesiynau hyfforddi yn addas i chwaraewyr o bob gallu a phrofiad. Dewch a esgidiau addas, diod a padiau crimog.
Coaching sessions are tailored for all abilities regardless of previous playing experience. Players will require suitable footwear, a drink and shin pads.
Am fwy o wybodath cysylltch â.
To register your interest and for further information.
Felinfoel Black Cats.
Pryd: Dydd Llun 22 Ebrill 2013.
When. Monday 22nd April 2013.
Ble: Maes Hamdden Felinfoel. SA14 8BE.
Where: Felinfoel Reacreation Ground. SA14 8BE.
Amser: 6-7 yp.
Ffon symodol / Mobile: 07734329070
Pryd: Dydd Iau 25 Ebrill 2013.
When. Thursday 25th April 2013.
Ble: Canolfan Hamdden Caerfyrddin.
Where: Carmarthen Leisure Centre.
Amser: 3.30-5 yp.
Ffon symodol / Mobile: 7400420424
CYFLE TEG FAIR PLAY OPPORTUNITY
CYFLE TEG FAIR PLAY OPPORTUNITY
Yn dilyn llwyddiant diwrnod a sesiynau Golff Chwarae Teg y llynedd gyda'r chwaraewr proffesiynol Mike Davies, bydd digwyddiad eleni'n cael ei gynnal yng Nghlwb Golff Abaty'r Glyn ddydd Mercher 10fed Gorffennaf 2013 mewn dwy sesiwn.
Bydd amrywiaeth o weithgareddau Golff ar gael ar y diwrnod ac ni fydd angen unrhyw brofiad blaenorol. Bydd cyfle i bawb chwarae gemau golff hwyliog.
Mae'r diwrnod yn cael ei gefnogi gan Chwaraeon Anabledd Cymru, Datblygu Golff Cymru, a 5x60. Dyddiad cau dydd Llun 17eg Mehefin 2013 at:-
Swyddog Datblygu Chwaraeon Anabledd Cymru
Swyddfa'r Uned Datblygu Chwaraeon
Parc y Scarlets
Rhif ffôn: 01554 744345
Gellir trefnu sesiynau cyflwyno golff am ddim gyda'r Clwb a'n gobaith ni yw, os bydd digon o ddiddordeb, y gallem sefydlu sesiynau wythnosol.
I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, ffoniwch Clwb Golff Abaty'r Glyn yn uniongyrchol a gofynnwch am gael siarad â Mike Davies, Chwaraewr Proffesiynol y Clwb 01554 810278.
Llawer o ddiolch
CYFLE TÊG FAIR PLAY OPPORTUNITY
Following on from last year’s successful Fair play golf day and sessions with the Pro Mike Davies. This year’s event will take place in Glyn Abbey Golf Club on Wednesday 10th July 2013 in two sessions..
A variety of Golf activities will be available on the day and no previous experience is necessary. All participants will have the opportunity to play some fun golf games.
The day is being supported by Disability Sport Wales, Golf Development Wales and 5 x60 .Closing Date Monday 17th June 2013, to:-
Disability Sport Wales Development officer
Tel Number 01554 744345
Free golf taster sessions may be arranged with the Club, and it is our hope that with sufficient interest a regular weekly session may become established.
For more information please contact Glyn Abbey Golf Club directly and speak to Mike Davies Club Professional Tel No 01554 810278
News in your area
Gwobrau Personoliaeth Chwaraeon Sir Gaerfyrddin 2012
Carmarthenshire Local Sports Council
Sports Personality Awards Evening 2012
Cyngor Chwaraeon Lleol Sir Gaerfyrddin
Noson Wobrwyo Personaliaeth Chwaraeon 2012.
This was the 15th year for this event. Again disability sport was well represented on the evening,
Community Sports Coach of the Year, sponsored by Sport Wales, and the three short listed nominees are:
Rae Ellis, Hockey
Susy Evans, Karate
Dai Davies, Archery
Rae has been the coach at Dinefwr ar Fro Hockey club ever since the club was established in 2004. The senior team has enjoyed great success being promoted to higher divisions on a number of occasions and finishing some seasons’ as league champions and is now competing in the second highest league in Wales.
Rae also has the ability to enthuse the less hockey abled individual and make hockey fun and enjoyable. Membership of the club has grown steadily and new players of varying ages and experience have joined the club. Rae has given up much of her spare time to coach the team and umpire matches for both the 1st and 2nd teams as well as the junior team.
Rae also encourages both the senior and junior players to gain coaching and umpiring qualifications and has a welcoming attitude for any player that wants to experience hockey. In June 2012, Rae also won Hockey Wales Community Coach of the Year award
Susy is a 4th Dan black belt with nearly 20 years experience. Susy has been involved in Karate in West Wales since 1992 through coaching and volunteering in clubs such as Carmarthen and Crymych. More recently, Susy established two clubs in 2 consecutive years in 2 separate parts of the County.
Susy established a Karate club in Peniel and in May, this club relocated to Nantgaredig.
In March, Susy coached her students at Llandybie and Nantgaredig clubs to success as many passed their grades. In June, 34 more members passed their grades.
Susy has been into schools such as Parcyrhun and Queen Elizabeth High school and given demonstrations to pupils with disabilities to encourage these pupils to have a go at the sport. As a result, 4 pupils have now joined the clubs.
Susy was a judge at the Welsh Championships in 2012 and some of her students entered their first competition in October. Susy has worked tirelessly in providing the sport of Karate for all ages and abilities within the Community. This is a remarkable achievement for an individual who is deaf and lips reads during the club sessions.
Dai is a level 2 coach in the Three Counties Archers Club and he coaches people of all ages and abilities. Dai coaches every Wednesday and Sunday at St Clears Sports Centre and he is also the County Coaching Officer for the area and coaches the County Squad archers. Dai also visits other clubs throughout the County to help with talented archers and to give advice as and when needed and for the past three years, Dai has been coaching Jessica Davies who is a member of the Welsh Squad and GB Archery academy.
Once a week, Dai coaches pupils from a local School who have learning difficulties and is successful in organising competitions between them to help the pupils progress and to give the pupils a sense of achievement.
Dai is experienced at coaching people with disabilities and has a great understanding of the needs of each individual.
Carmarthenshire’s first Community Sports Coach of the Year for 2012 Susy Evans.
Disabled Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by IWEC, and the short listed nominees are:
Michael Beynon, Athletics
Rhys Williams, Rugby
Michael competes for the Welsh Special Olympics Team in the sport of athletics. In 2012, Michael competed in the UK National Indoor Championships in London and won 3 medals: A Gold medal as part of the 4x60 metre relay team, and two silver medals, one in the 60 metre sprint and the second in the shot putt.
In July, Michael represented Carmarthenshire in the West Midlands Outdoor Games in Birmingham and again in September at the Welsh regional Outdoor event. Michael won a total of 2 gold medals, 3 silver and one bronze.
In September, Michael represented Great Britain at the European Outdoor Championships in Russia and Michael won a silver medal in the standing long jump and a silver medal as part of the 4 x 100 metre relay squad team.
Mae Rhys yn dod o Bontyberem ac ymunodd â Chlwb Rygbi Pontyberem llynedd ac mae'n aelod o'r Tîm dan 8 oed. Flwyddyn neu ddwy'n ôl cafodd Rhys ei ddiagnosio'n fyddar. Er y diagnosis hwn, mae Rhys yn benderfynol o gymryd rhan mewn chwaraeon ac mewn rygbi yn arbennig.
Mae Rhys yn ymarfer bob wythnos ac mae wedi cael ysbrydoliaeth gan Matt Gilbert, cyn-chwaraewr gyda'r Scarlets sydd hefyd yn fyddar. Mae Rhys hefyd yn esiampl ragorol i'w gyfoedion ac mae'n benderfynol o brofi nad yw bod â nam ar y clyw yn mynd i'w rwystro ac y bydd, gydag ychydig o waith caled, yn gallu cyflawni unrhyw beth.
Rhys is from Pontyberem and joined Pontyberem Rugby Club last year and is a member of the Under 8’s team. A couple of years ago, Rhys was diagnosed as being deaf. Despite this diagnosis, Rhys is determined to take part in sport and rugby in particular.
Rhys trains every week and has taken inspiration from Matt Gilbert, a former Scarlets player who is also profoundly deaf. Rhys is also a role model to his peers and he is determined to prove that being hearing impaired will not limit him and with a little hard work, he will be able to achieve anything.
Carmarthenshire’s Disabled Sportsman of the Year for 2012 Michael Beynon
Disabled Sportswoman of the Year, sponsored by Absolute Marquees and the short listed nominees are:
Nia Rebecca Knight, Para cycling
Llinos Gilmore-Jones, Athletics
Claire Williams, Athletics
Since Nia became visual impaired, she has been chosen to join Disability Sport Wales Academy and she regularly trains at the velodrome in Newport.
Nia rides tandem with a pilot and her skill and attitude were recognised and she was selected to take part in the World Cup event in Rome.. Unfortunately, due to Nia’s pilot having an injury, Nia was unable to compete.
Nis has recently been allocated a new pilot and she is currently in training for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.
In 2012, Nia was 3rd in the National Para cycling series and 2nd in the time trial series.
Llinos competes for the Welsh Special Olympics Team in the sport of athletics. In 2012, Llinos competed in the UK National Indoor Championships in London and won 3 medals: Two Gold medals as part of the 4x60 metre relay team and in the 60 metre sprint and a bronze medal in the shot putt.
In July, Llinos represented Carmarthenshire in the West Midlands Outdoor Games in Birmingham and again in September at the Welsh Regional Outdoor event. Llinos won a total of 7 medals: one gold medal, 5 silvers and one bronze.
In September, Llinos represented Great Britain at the European Outdoor Championships in Russia and Llinos won a silver medal in the shot putt and a silver medal as part of the 4 x 100 metre relay squad team.
Mae Claire yn dod o Gaerfyrddin ac mae hi wedi cael blwyddyn lwyddiannus iawn. Ym mis Mawrth 2012, bu Claire yn cystadlu yn nhreialon y gaeaf ar gyfer taflu a daeth yn 8fed gyda thafliad o 37.50 metr yn y gystadleuaeth taflu'r ddisgen. Ym mis Mai, bu Claire yn cystadlu yn Her Anabledd Llundain a daeth yn gyntaf gyda thafliad o 39.48 metr ac ym Mehefin bu Claire yn cymryd rhan ym Mhencampwriaeth Ewropeaidd y Pwyllgor Paralympaidd Rhyngwladol yn yr Iseldiroedd ac enillodd fedal efydd yno.
Mae Claire wedi cynrychioli Prydain yn y Gêmau Paralympaidd yn Athen a Beijing lle daeth yn 5ed ar y ddau achlysur. Haf llynedd, bu Claire yn cystadlu yn ei thrydydd Gêmau Paralympaidd yn Llundain lle taflodd 39.63 metr i ennill gwobr efydd.
Claire is from Carmarthen and has had a very successful year. In March 2012, Claire competed in the winter throws trial and came 8th with a throw of 37.50 metres in the discus. In May, Claire competed in the London Disability Challenge and gained a first place with a throw of 39.48 metres and in June, Claire took part in the International Paralympic Committee European Championships in the Netherlands and won a bronze medal.
Claire has represented Great Britain in the Paralympic Games in Athens and Beijing where she placed 5th place on both occasions. Last summer, Claire competed in her third Paralympics in London and she threw 39.63 metres to win a bronze medal.
Carmarthenshire’s Disabled Sportswoman of the Year for 2012 Claire Williams
Carmarthenshire’s Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by EMC. The three short listed nominees are:
Matthew Page, Mountain Biking
Claire Williams, Athletics
Sophie Mangano, Strongest Woman
Matt specialises in endurance mountain bike races that last for either 12 hours or 24 hours.
In April, Matthew competed in the 12 hour solo UK and European Championships and was placed an impressive second with a time of 11 hours and 34 seconds, just three minutes behind the winner.
In July, Matt competed in one of the most gruelling mountain bike events in the World….the Iron Bike event in Italy. This event covers 700 km including 27,000 metres of climbing over seven days. In the same month, Matt competed in La Marmotte, a single day’s race covering 100 miles and 5000 metres of climbing and which usually takes a rider 14 hours to complete. Matt also took part in the L’Etape du Tour which is another 100 mile event over the French Alps and after a couple of days rest, Matt competed in the L’Etape du Tour event in the Pyrenees. Matt is the first cyclist to compete in all these events in the one month.
In October, Matt travelled to Australia and competed in the 24 hour solo event held in Canberra. Here Matt was competing against the World Champion and finished an impressive 2nd. Just a week after this incredible result, Matt competed in a nine day mountain bike race in the Northern Territories in temperatures reaching 40C and averaging 125km per day over nine consecutive days.
This is Claire’s second nomination of the evening, after winning the Disabled Sportswoman of the Year award. As a reminder, Claire’s incredible achievements in 2012 were:
In March, Claire competed in the winter throws trial and came 8th with a throw of 37.50 metres in the discus. In May, Claire competed in the London Disability Challenge and gained a first place with a throw of 39.48 metres and in June, Claire took part in the International Paralympic Committee European Championships in the Netherlands and won a bronze medal.
Last summer, Claire competed in her third Paralympics in London and she threw 39.63 metres to win a bronze medal, Claire’s first Paralympic medal.
Please turn your attention to the screen to see Claire in action.
Sophie is from Kidwelly and a student at Coleg Sir Gar. Sophie only started training for Wales’s strongest woman event in March and what she has achieved in such a short space of time is incredible.
Between studying and juggling a number of part time jobs, Sophie trained for the Wales’ Strongest Woman event and on 15th July just after three months of training, Sophie became Wales’s Strongest Woman. Sophie then competed in the British Strongest Woman event in September and she once again excelled and came 2nd.
Usually it is just the winner of the British event that competes in the World event, but due to Sophie’s determination and talent, Sophie was also invited to compete in the World’s Strongest Woman even in Finland in November. Sophie came a credible 10th.
The final award of the evening goes to the 2012 Carmarthenshire Sports Personality Matt Page.