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News Archive: 2010

Dec 2010

Snowboarding and Surfing sessions

Posted on December 6th, 2010

​Menter Iaith Conwy and Communities First in Pen Llyn have been running a Welsh Language Surfing Club on Ynys Mon and Pen Llyn for young people from both areas including…

Double success for Partnership Officers

Posted on December 6th, 2010

​Congratulations to both Andy Barker and Simon Jones, Outdoor Activities Development Officers for the Outdoor Partnership, who recently passed their respective assessments. On the 2nd of November, Andy Barker received…

Engagement Gateway Update 15.12.10

Posted on December 6th, 2010

Since we began in early November we have had 6 soft skill sessions, 2 participants have successfully attended their Climbing Wall Award training and Trail Cycle Leader training courses and…

25 paid employment opportunities in the outdoor sector!

Posted on December 6th, 2010

​The Intermediate Labour Market is coming to a centre near you! Twenty five people from Anglesey, Conwy and Gwynedd who are long term unemployed will have the opportunity to gain…

Nov 2010

The Outdoor Partnership support the Girl Guides in receiving NICAS qualifications

Posted on November 12th, 2010

​Recently 10 members of the Fali Girl Guides completed their level 1 NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Wall Award) at the Conway Centre, Anglesey. The girls took part in three evening…

Meet the Chair - Paul Frost - Chairman, North Wales Outdoor Partnership

Posted on November 12th, 2010

​Pen Portrait Paul has a long standing interest and involvement in the Outdoor Sector. Qualified as a teacher at Loughborough Colleges in 1971 he undertook several advanced canoe courses in Llanberis,…

The Engagement Gateway Project – Update

Posted on November 12th, 2010

​November 2011 Our first group of ten participants started on the 9th and 10th of November, taking part in paddle sports, bouldering and climbing. Participants experienced open boating and kayaking activities,…

A chair on Cadair Idris?

Posted on November 12th, 2010

​There’s no such thing? There is now!Nick Bullen has built a huge chair to thank the local community of Corris for the warm welcome he received when he arrived in…

Newest addition to the Outdoor Partnership Team

Posted on November 12th, 2010

​Owain Williams is the Outdoor Partnership's new Project Coordinator for the 'The Engagement Gateway Project', which forms part of the Outdoor Partnership's new 'Pathways to Employment' programme. Owain, a former…

Green and fit!

Posted on November 12th, 2010

​RESIDENTS in Anglesey can get fit and save the environment at the same time.The Anglesey Green Gym scheme combines conservation activities with exercise. Tree planting, composting and healthy walks have…

Oct 2010

The Engagement Gateway project – 12 days of outdoor activity experience!

Posted on October 14th, 2010

​Over the next two years, we will give 60 people from Gwynedd, Conwy and Mon the opportunity to learn and develop new skills in a range of outdoor activities, from…

Sep 2010

The Outdoor Festival was a huge success!

Posted on September 14th, 2010

​The Outdoor Partnership's Outdoor Festival saw over 100 people take part in a range of outdoor activities and skills development workshops over the weekend. The festival hosted the official launch…

SPLASH funding for watersports training courses

Posted on September 2nd, 2010

​As part of our Coach Education Programme the Outdoor Partnership has SPLASH funding available to fund water-sports training programmes for our club members. So, if you are an active volunteer…

Aug 2010

Famous Welsh adventurer to be Guest Speaker at the Partnership’s Outdoor Festival

Posted on August 3rd, 2010

​We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker at our Outdoor Festival on 11 September 2010 will be Tori James who at the age of 25 became the first…

New Climbing Wall Leader Award Qualification

Posted on August 3rd, 2010

​The CWLA has been designed to train and assess those who wish to teach lead climbing skills on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection. This…

NEW - Community Club Accreditation Award Launched

Posted on August 3rd, 2010

​The Outdoor Partnership Community Club Award, sponsored by Magnox North, will be officially launched at our Outdoor Festival on September 11 2010. This award will recognise and reward the commitment…

Outdoor Festival at Plas Y Brenin

Posted on August 3rd, 2010

​By now all our clubs will have received invitations to the Outdoor Festival being held at Plas y Brenin on 11 September 2010. Those attending will have the opportunity to…

Jul 2010

Do you want to improve your life prospects?

Posted on July 5th, 2010

​Do you fancy trying something new? Over the next two years, the Outdoor Partnership will be seeking to recruit 60 individuals to take part in the Engagement Gateway Programme. The…

An Outdoor Festival for Outdoor Clubs!

Posted on July 5th, 2010

​On the 11 September 2010, the Outdoor Partnership will be organising an outdoor festival to give thanks to our club volunteers and to mark the official launch of the new…

Jun 2010

MAGNOX NORTH to sponsor the new Outdoor Partnership ClubMark Award

Posted on June 11th, 2010

​MAGNOX North has just announced that they are to contribute 5k towards the Club Accreditation and Recognition Award currently being developed by the Outdoor Partnership. Mindful of the excellent work…

Additional capital funding from the Environment Agency Wales SPLASH Grant for 2010

Posted on June 11th, 2010

​Further good news to report on the funding front is confirmation that the Outdoor Partnership has again been successful in securing SPLASH funding for the third consecutive year.  For 2010/11…

More funding secured for training in 2010 from the Awards for All

Posted on June 11th, 2010

​We are pleased to announce that the Outdoor Partnership has secured a 5000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund ‘Awards for All’ scheme. The funding will go towards training and…

Apr 2010

A further 22.5K of funding secured for 2010/11 to train volunteer leaders!

Posted on April 13th, 2010

​The Outdoor Partnership has recently been successful in securing new grant funding to allow us to deliver our 2010/11 comprehensive regional Coach Education Programme. From the Wales Council for Voluntary Action we…

Mar 2010

Bike Maintenance course for Anglesey Schools

Posted on March 25th, 2010

​Four pupils from Ysgol David Hughes and one from Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones Amlwch recently attended a Bike Maintenance course with their 5 x 60 officers. The courses were funded…

Mountain Bike Skill Courses in Conwy Schools

Posted on March 24th, 2010

​A mountain bike skills development course is beginning in each of Conwy’s 7 secondary school at the start of April. Each of the 7 schools will have sessions through the…

Collaborative development in Conwy

Posted on March 23rd, 2010

​Those in Conwy working towards their NICAS Level 3 award can, now thanks to a new partnership between Dyffryn Conwy Leisure Centre, Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre, and Plas Y Brenin…

National Importance of Mountaineering

Posted on March 23rd, 2010

​In the first event of its kind, the British Mountaineering Council was invited by Assembly Member and Counsel General, John Griffiths, to attend a reception at The National Assembly for…

The Tremadog Festival of Climbing

Posted on March 15th, 2010

​The Tremadog Festival of Climbing is again returning for its third year and will be taking place on 24 April at Bwlch Y Moch, Tremadog. The aim of this weekend…

British Mountain Guides Open Day at Plas Y Brenin

Posted on March 15th, 2010

​The life of a mountain guide is very rewarding, yet can be very demanding and it is important from the outset to attract the right calibre of climbers and mountaineers.…

Feb 2010

Clwb Antur Dwyfor Developments

Posted on February 18th, 2010

​Clwb Antur Dwyfor has over the last few months successfully secured funding to further develop the club. They have received £5,000 funding from the Community First Trust Fund to purchase…

Club Profile - Clwb Antur Y Borth

Posted on February 18th, 2010

​During 08/09 we had 36 children involved in the club from yr 5 and 6 age group and we have a similar number for 09/10, the club aims to get…

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling

Posted on February 15th, 2010

​Date: 27/28 February 2010Venue: Glyndwr University, Wrexham  The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L2CCC) is aimed at people new to coaching and/or cycling. The knowledge gained from this qualification…

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