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Time to get sporty this Spring!

Time to get sporty this Spring!

Were you inspired by the London Marathon or the Golf Masters this weekend - and are you thinking of getting more active this Spring?

Whether you want to take up athletics, get into football or try a more gentle activity such as bowls, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Leisure Services Sport RCT Team can help you get involved in all types of sporting and leisure activities.
The team can help you find a sport or activity that is perfect for you all year round, by making recommendations for clubs and classes, finding your nearest team and supporting you to get involved.

Sport RCT is dedicated to getting the whole population of the county borough more healthy and active and organises local sporting opportunities for individuals, families and clubs. Why not check out their website www.sportrct.co.uk for more information; call 01443 490209 or email sportrct@rctcbc.gov.uk

Sporting stars of the future in Rhondda Cynon Taf are being supported through a new initiative which got off the starting blocks this Spring.

The Future Champions project has been developed by the Sport RCT team in response to concerns that talented young sports people are not being given sufficient opportunities and support to reach their potential in sport.

Meanwhile, RCT Homes’ Go 4 it project, in partnership with Sport RCT using Sports Wales and Families First funding, has been launched to provide sporting opportunities for families in Aberdare and Maerdy.

With 100 days to go until the Commonwealth Games, Sport Wales revealed today (April 14 )it is investing £3m to tackle inequalities within sport. £1.5m of National Lottery funding will be made available to projects that can generate positive action to encourage more young women and girls to play sport.

A further £1.5m will be dedicated to projects encouraging more people with disabilities and more children from deprived communities and from BME backgrounds to participate more regularly. The call is being put out for new bold and forward-thinking ideas that can have a positive impact on the sporting landscape.

To find out more about Calls4Action - please contact Sport Wales on 02920 338246 or email c4a@sportwales.org.uk or visit www.sportwales.org.uk/calls4action.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Leisure & Tourism,Cllr Robert Bevan, said: “This is a great time to be involved in all kinds of sports in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Our dedicated Sport RCT staff are there to help people of all ages and abilities get involved in the sport of their choice.

“With 100 days to go until the Commonwealth Games, we are backing the local athletes who are participating. We look forward to welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay to Aberdare Park on May 25, ahead of the Commonwealth Games and will be cheering on the home-grown athletes and sports club volunteers, past and present, who will have the honour of carrying the baton

“We are also delighted with the news that one of our most popular annual sporting events, the Nos Galan Road Races, has this week won the Running Award for best fun run in the UK.”

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