17 Jul 2006

The Sports Council for Wales’ sports arena at Llanelwedd’s Showground in Builth Wells has once again attracted the mighty Cardiff Blues and Llanelli Scarlets rugby teams to its site. Over the four days, players and development coaches alike will be on hand to deliver hour-long ‘come and try it’ sessions, passing on their top tips to Wales’ future Grand Slam contenders.

Following last year’s show - which saw over 6000 youngsters take part - many other sports are making a comeback, including football led by the Football Association of Wales, Dragon Sport, basketball, abseiling, canoeing, sub aqua, tennis, hockey, and disability judo.

The ever popular golfing and cricket roadshows will also be making another appearance together with new additions to the roster which include Tai Chi sessions and Disability Sport Wales activities.

The activity programme is just one example of how the Sports Council for Wales is embracing the gauntlet laid down by the Welsh Assembly Government’s Health Challenge Wales drive - the national focus to secure greater ownership, commitment and action for better health, as part of a coordinated and sustained effort to improve levels of health and physical activity in Wales.

An selection of Powys sports leaders has also been signed-up to help lead sessions and Sports Council for Wales (SCW) development officers will be at the show to give general information on the different sources of SCW funding available for sports and health organisations.

For further information, please contact Lynette Evans at the Sports Council for Wales on /