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News Archive: 2009

Dec 2009

Fancy becoming a dry slope skiing or snowboarding instructor?

Posted on December 4th, 2009

​The John Nike Leisure sport training programme is aimed at experienced boarders that are looking to become full or part - time instructors here at Llandudno. This qualification is recognised throughout…

Snowdon 500 Challenge (Charity Event)

Posted on December 4th, 2009

​To take part in Snowdon 500 you must register in advance and pay a non refundable registration fee of £30. The registration fee will go towards the costs of administration…

Nov 2009

New Paddlesafe - Online Child Protection Course

Posted on November 26th, 2009

​This course is designed to provide a basic level of awareness and training to help safeguard children and young people within sport. It also sets-out best practice and gives guidance…

Llanberis Mountain Film Festival

Posted on November 26th, 2009

​Llanberis Mountain Film Festival originated back in 2002 starting life as a bi-annual event, it has now stepped up a gear and become an annual one. The festival dedicates itself…

CLUB PROFILE: New kayak pool sessions at Clwb Antur Glaslyn!

Posted on November 26th, 2009

If you are already a member or you would like to join Clwb Antur Glaslyn why don't you join them at the pool at Glaslyn Leisure Centre, Porthmadog. Clwb Antur…

Cybi Kayakers start Kayak Polo sessions

Posted on November 17th, 2009

​The Anglesey based paddlesport club the Cybi Kayakers is to start offering kayak polo sessions to its members. Kayak polo is an energetic ball sport, played with two teams of…

Half term Kayaking Sessions on Anglesey a great success!

Posted on November 10th, 2009

​Over the half term holidays 24 Anglesey youngsters were given the opportunity to attend paddlesport taster sessions and start the process of obtaining their BCU paddlepwer passport accreditation.The sessions were…

Centre Assistant Scheme at the National Mountaineering Centre!

Posted on November 6th, 2009

Plas y Brenin recruits eight assistants on a fifteen-month contract each year to cover a number of essential and varied functions. Centre Assistants volunteer 40 hours per week and in…

Free Career Training Open Day At Plas Menai

Posted on November 6th, 2009

​These career training open days are designed to provide useful information for anybody considering a career in the watersports or yachting industries. During the day staff will be on hand…

Sports Council For Wales Development Grants Available

Posted on November 6th, 2009

​The Sports Council for Wales Development Grants can provide clubs with between £1,001 and £25,000 for sport and physical activity projects in the community. It should be noted that the…

Discounts For Outdoor Partnership Members!

Posted on November 6th, 2009

​The Outdoor Partnership has negotiated on behalf of its members discounts in a number of local outdoor equipment stores. Please note that to secure any discount you will need to…

Club Profile - Rock Chicks

Posted on November 6th, 2009

​f you are a female and 18 and over and fancy giving climbing a go in a friendly environment or if you fancy sharing your passion for climbing with other…

More than Mountain Bike trails!

Posted on November 6th, 2009

​With the 4.5M ‘Blaenau Ymlaen’ regeneration scheme announced last week these are exciting times for Blaenau Ffestiniog with another exciting project about to be unveiled. A 2 year development process for…

Oct 2009

Anglesey Council Climbing sessions

Posted on October 9th, 2009

​Funding has been secured through the Active Workplace scheme to provide three introductory climbing sessions for Anglesey County Council staff. The sessions will take place at the Conway Centre in Llanfairpwll…

Sep 2009

A rock climbing enthusiast is hoping to become one of the first disabled instructors in the UK

Posted on September 28th, 2009

​Nik Royale is in the final stages of a training process, funded by the Outdoor Partnership, which will allow him to instruct at indoor climbing centres. The 36 year-old, who…

Successful Kayaking tester sessions held

Posted on September 7th, 2009

​A successful week of Kayak taster sessions was held at Borthwen, Rhoscolyn over the summer holidays. The week was funded by the Sports Council for Wales free swim initiative and…

TV Presenter and Wildlife Expert Iolo Williams visits the Anglesey Adventure Club.

Posted on September 7th, 2009

​Before the summer break, S4C visited The Anglesey Adventure Club to film one of the regular Friday evening sessions as part of the ‘Bro’ series on life in Llanfairpwll. A…

Are you interested in Sailing, Canoeing or Windsurfing?

Posted on September 7th, 2009

​The Mentro Allan project aims to increase physical activity levels in young women aged 16 – 30, in using their natural outdoor environment as a venue. This project also aims…

Grants Available For Community Sports Clubs

Posted on September 7th, 2009

​Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest…

Aug 2009

The Millennium Stadium Trust awards Ten thousand pounds to train local volunteers!

Posted on August 17th, 2009

​The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Grant Scheme recently awarded the Outdoor Partnership ten thousand pounds towards training and mentoring local volunteer leaders. The award will support 200 volunteers currently leading…

Access and Conservation day with the Snowdonia National Park!

Posted on August 17th, 2009

​The NWWOP are organising a day out with a Snowdonia National Park Warden looking at access and conservation issues on the 6th of September 2009. If you're contemplating a Mountain Leader…

LATEST NEWS: Summary report on the Outdoor Partnership’s achievements, challenges and future plans!

Posted on August 17th, 2009

​Over the last 3 ½ years the Outdoor Partnership has been working to create an environment for people in North Wales to both enjoy our amazing natural resources and develop…

Jul 2009

Sailing Medals at the Island Games

Posted on July 13th, 2009

​Ynys môn’s Dominic Breen Turner and Luke Breen Turner took Silver and Bronze in the Sailing (laser standard rig) and placed fifth in the sailing team event with Michael Thorne…

May 2009

Anglesey launch their 10th Walking Festival and the official opening of the Lon Las Cefni Cycle Trac

Posted on May 15th, 2009

​The launch of the 10th Anglesey Walking Festival and the official opening of the Lon as Cefni Cycle Track will be at Malltraeth village on Saturday, May 23rd at 11.00…

Apr 2009

OFFICIAL LAUNCH of Llwybr Haearn Mountain Biking Skills Course

Posted on April 28th, 2009

​Last Tuesday (7th April 2009) saw Alun Ffred Jones AM (Heritage Minister) officially open ‘Llwybr Haearn Mountain Biking Skills track’ at Nant Bwlch yr Haearn Outdoor Education Centre. This cutting edge…

Mar 2009

More funding secured for volunteer leaders in 2009!

Posted on March 27th, 2009

​£25,000.00 for 2009!The Outdoor Partnership recently received a grant of £25,000.00 from the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) to support volunteer leaders in 2009. The funding will go towards…

Lack of Welsh speakers venturing into outdoor pursuits

Posted on March 19th, 2009

​With only 5% of workers in the outdoor pursuits industry in north west Wales being able to speak Welsh a new programme is being launched to change this trend. The initiative,…

Community Schools Project – A New look to Schools in Conwy!

Posted on March 11th, 2009

​In a combined effort to increase outdoor activity opportunities for primary school children both within curriculum and extra curriculum, school playgrounds are changing!! Over the next 3 years in Partnership with…

Conwy Youth Clubs Charity Abseil!

Posted on March 11th, 2009

​On the 28th of March, Conwy Youth Service in partnership with Conwy Outdoor Partnership are preparing to challenge their fear of heights, by abseiling 100ft to raise money for their…

An evenings entertainment with Dewi Pws!!

Posted on March 11th, 2009

​The Outdoor Partnership with Menter Iaith Conwy and the Snowdonia National Park are organising an evenings entertainment with Dewi Pws for the 6th April 2009 at Plas y Brenin.  Dewi…

£5000 Funding secured to support volunteer leaders in 2009!

Posted on March 9th, 2009

​The North Wales Outdoor Partnership has received a grant of £5000 to train volunteer leaders from the lottery-funded grants programme ‘Awards for All Wales’. The North West Wales Outdoor Partnership is…

Volunteers qualify as leaders at Anglesey Adventure Club!

Posted on March 9th, 2009

​Three members of the Anglesey Adventure Club have recently passed the Climbing Wall Award assessment at the Beacon Climbing Centre. Gwenno Wyn, Gethin Thomas and Chris Evans were successful and…

Clwb Antur y Borth receives £1200 to purchase new climbing equipment!

Posted on March 9th, 2009

​Clwb Antur y Borth is the latest outdoor club to receive capital funding from the Sports Council for Wales, administered by the Outdoor Partnership. The club, supported by the Outdoor…

Half Term Outdoor Activities prove popular on Anglesey!

Posted on March 9th, 2009

​Over the half term break the Plas Cybi Partnership in Holyhead ran a day of Cycling activities for the young people of Holyhead. The day was ran in conjunction with…

Valley Girl Guides Kayak Sessions.

Posted on March 9th, 2009

​The Second Valley Girl Guides are currently running an introduction to kayaking course for their members through local Kayak instructor Andy Short. The guides were successful in their application to…

Feb 2009

National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme

Posted on February 3rd, 2009

​We would like to make you aware that the Beacon Climbing Centre is able to offer a new nationally recognised achievement scheme for climbing walls.  The new scheme - The…

NEW After School Outdoor Clubs on Anglesey!

Posted on February 2nd, 2009

​Anglesey now has its first primary school based after school climbing and adventure club. Clwb Antur Ysgol y Borth is an after school climbing club set up by some keen…

Jan 2009

Conwy reaches the top in Indoor climbing competition!

Posted on January 6th, 2009

​Prestatyn Climbing Club, held the 1st youth indoor Bouldering competition on December 14th at their wall in Prestatyn Leisure Centre.  There was fantastic representation from both Dyffryn Conwy Leisure Centre…

Recognition of Adventure success in Conwy Sports Awards 2008!

Posted on January 6th, 2009

​A NUMBER of sporting achievers who have shone on the World and European stage this year, were among the winners when the 2008 Conwy Borough Sports awards were announced at…

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