Entries by Paul

GOLDEN NIGHT FOR JONATHAN DAVIES AT WALES SPORT AWARDS 2017

Rugby Union centre Jonathan Davies was tonight (Monday, 4 December) crowned the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2017 at the Wales Sport Awards. Jonathan finished ahead of runner-up Geraint Thomas, with Natalie Powell finishing in third place. Jonathan has been one of the stand-out performers of 2017; voted the British and Irish Lions man of […]

Ospreys in the Community – Organisation of the Year finalist.

Rugby is at the heart of the community in Swansea, thanks to a registered charity who is helping empower local people through sport. Ospreys in the Community (OitC) was set up in 2015. “It uses the power of sport and the Ospreys brand to help people in the region make positive life choices” explains Steve […]

Us Girls – Sporting Experience of the Year finalist.

GlowSports, Dodgeball and Running are the name of the game for girls across Wales, who are moving and loving it, thanks to Us Girls Wales. With around 36,000 teenage girls living in poverty in Wales, Us Girls set about to reach them through sport. Run by national sports charity StreetGames, it started in April 2015 […]

Young Ambassadors Programme – Sporting Experience of the Year finalist.

The Young Ambassador (YA) programme in Wales has gone from strength to strength. “It offers fab opportunities for a young person and it is great for employability – you get so much experience, it is hard to fit it all on the CV!” says Beth Nesham, who has been involved in the YA programme over […]

The Health Disability Sport Partnership – Sporting Experience of the Year finalist.

A Health Disability Sport Partnership (HDSP) has been a ‘game changer’ for disabled people in North Wales, according to those who have benefitted from it. “Acceptance through sporting opportunities is so important” says volunteer Deb Bashford, who herself was paralysed at the age of 11. “For that hour, they are not the disabled person, they […]

The Outdoor Partnership – Organisation of the Year finalist.

Sport and the outdoors go hand in hand. One organisation in North West Wales is taking full advantage of what our great outdoors has to offer. “We use the outdoors and natural resources to improve people’s lives and inspire them into participation” explains Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Evans. As well as the success of their […]

Disability Sport Wales – Organisation of the Year finalist.

Disability Sport Wales (DSW) has a vision – to transform lives through the power of sport. As a world leading disability sport organisation they are putting our small, but mighty, country on the map. “It is an exciting time for disability sport in Wales” announces Anthony Hughes, National Performance Manager at DSW. Developing opportunities for […]

Chris Rogers – Community Coach of the Year finalist.

Chris Rogers not only has a love for horses, but for coaching people to perform acrobatics on them! “It’s basically gymnastics and dance on horseback” explains Chris, head coach at Talygarn Vaulters. The Equestrian club has been running for six years, and working with disabled riders for the last three. “Watching the children make huge […]

Fateha Ahmed – Volunteer of the Year finalist.

“I feel so much more energised” “Exercise makes me feel uplifted” “I feel part of a group and have made lots of new friends” Just some of the feedback from Muslim women in Cardiff who are now swimming – thanks to Fateha Ahmed. As a volunteer Advocacy Worker within the BME community, Fateha recognised that […]

Hannah Nolan – Inspiring Young Person finalist

Sport can have the power to change people’s life. For Hannah Nolan, volunteering for the Healthy Image Project with Conwy Youth Service gave her a lifeline during a desperate time. “I was not in the right state of mind and I needed anything to get out the house” remembers Hannah, 16. “I was at an […]