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News Archive: 2012

Dec 2012

Partnership shines at National Sporting Awards

Posted on December 11th, 2012

Sporting Partner Award 2012​Last month many organisations and individuals from the sporting world gathered for a major sporting event, Sports Wales’ Coach of the Year Awards 2012. Held at Sport Wales’ National Centre…

Nov 2012

Volunteer Award -Dylan Parry

Posted on November 14th, 2012

​Dylan Parry from Clwb Antur Dyffryn Peris was awarded the Volunteer Award after being nominated by members of his club. The members of the club recognised his hard work and…

Outdoor Festival 2013

Posted on November 14th, 2012

​Get your diaries ready...the provisional date for the fourth Outdoor Festival 2013 is set. Its the 21st September 2013.This years festival was a great success. The Festival saw 150 local…

Bala Kayak Regatta

Posted on November 12th, 2012

​As part of Gwynedd County Council’s continuingcommitment to Paddle Sports, Bala Leisure Centre will be holding a Children’s Kayak Regatta this December.  In conjunction with the Outdoor partnership, all Leisure centres in…

Outdoor Tourism; Inspiring Communities

Posted on November 7th, 2012

​UK Disability Inclusion Training  NOVEMBER 17, 2012 Theory 9:30 – 12:30 Practical 13:00 – 16:00 Feedback 16:00 – 16:30 at CREUDDYN LEISURE CENTRE Full poster details available here

Oct 2012

Relaunch of Outdoor Wales onLine

Posted on October 26th, 2012

​Outdoor Wales onLine provides information on a wide range of outdoor activities from walking and cycling, to climbing, mountain biking, paddling and sailing. Is also includes various places to visit…

Volunteer Award Winner - Jamie Holding

Posted on October 26th, 2012

​Jamie Holding established the Anglesey Adventure Club in 2006 with a small group of teenagers from the Llanfairpwll area.  None of them had climbed before, but with Jamie’s enthusiastic support…

Volunteer Award Winner - Rommee Heal

Posted on October 11th, 2012

​Rommee Heal has a very impressive résumé for volunteering and it would be very hard to find anyone to compare too. Here is an insight into his volunteering. When Clwb…

Volunteer Award Winners - David Cutts and Kathy Webb

Posted on October 11th, 2012

​Congratulations to David Cutts and Kathy Webb on receiving their award for their constant enthusiasm for the 1st Conwy Scouts Club. Their enthusiasm for the club and outdoor activities shows…

Meet the winners of the 2012 Volunteer Award

Posted on October 11th, 2012

​During the Outdoor Festival a presentation was held to award individuals for their commitments to volunteering. The awards recognised the efforts of local volunteers who have made a substantial contribution…

Festival success third year running

Posted on October 11th, 2012

​In September, the Outdoor Partnership hosted an outdoor festival at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountaineering Centre. The Festival saw 150 local people take part in a range of outdoor…

The Outdoor Partnership up for Sports Wales Award

Posted on October 9th, 2012

​The Outdoor Partnership’s consistent commitment to providing opportunities for people in North Wales to achieve their potential in outdoor activities has been rewarded.  The Partnership is one of three finalists…

Sep 2012

Partnership gets fresh look

Posted on September 13th, 2012

The Outdoor Partnership has had a revamp to its website. Due to be launched next week, the website has a fresh new look, that has a more contemporary feel. The…

NEW Volunteer Award to be launched in the outdoor festival

Posted on September 13th, 2012

​22 September 2012 – Plas y Brenin It is only with the time given by volunteers that the Outdoor Activity clubs of North West Wales are able to exist and…

Local Scout Leaders light Paralympic flame

Posted on September 13th, 2012

​1st Conwy Scouts leaders Kathy and David were asked to be two of the mountain leaders to take the group of Dinarth Explorer Scouts up Snowdon as there are only a…

Is your club interested in delivering the DofE Award?

Posted on September 13th, 2012

The Outdoor Partnership and the Duke deliver the award in North West Wales.  The DofE Award is looking for of young people who aim to achieve an Award (bronze, silver…

Mountain Bike Guide: North Wales

Posted on September 13th, 2012

​This book covers 27 of the best mountain biking routes in north Wales, to get you out on your bike at whatever level you choose. ‘Tales from the trail’, to…

From Nowhere To The Middle of Nowhere ( paragliding across Western Nepal

Posted on September 13th, 2012

​At the Outdoor Partnership’s festival next week Paraglider Alun Hughes will be showing his new DVD From Nowhere To The Middle of Nowhere. This starting on a hill top near…

CCW Vaccancies

Posted on September 13th, 2012

​Come Outside! is a £1.1 million 3 year Programme managed by CCW and funded by Big Lottery Fund, CCW, Forestry Commission Wales and Welsh Government. The Programme will enable communities…

Autumns Walks 2012

Posted on September 7th, 2012

​Please see the link below for the Autumns Walks 2012 programme put together by Conwy Countryside Service and many Walk Leader Volunteers as part of the Community Walking Project For…

Aug 2012

Outdoor Tourism Activity Programme

Posted on August 14th, 2012

​The Outdoor Tourism Project is offering an action packed activity week to give you an opportunity to try something different! Are you over 18? Living in the County of Conwy?…

Job Route for over 100 into £300M North Wales Outdoor Activity sector

Posted on August 14th, 2012

​Over 100 people will be primed for a career in the booming outdoor activity sector in North Wales and nearly one thousand more volunteering opportunities will be created to teach…

New Pathways to Employment Officer

Posted on August 14th, 2012

​Owain Williams has been successful in becoming the new Pathways to Employment Officer for the Outdoor Partnership. The Pathways to Employment Officer’s role is to work with over 180 individuals…

New Volunteer Co-ordinator

Posted on August 14th, 2012

​The Outdoor Partnership has recently employed Marian Lloyd Roberts as the new Volunteer Co-ordinator through the support of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The Outdoor Partnership will be looking…

Outdoor Partnership Volunteer awards

Posted on August 11th, 2012

​The awards has been designed to recognise the efforts and commitments of the volunteers in the outdoor clubs of North West Wales. To nominate please complete the Volunteer award form…

Youth Adventure Courses at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountaineering Centre

Posted on August 10th, 2012

​30 young people (14-24 years of age) from across North West Wales enjoyed a week of activities in July at Plas y Brenin.  Over the last two years the Outdoor…

Introductory workshops for aspiring instructors

Posted on August 10th, 2012

Llandudno Leisure CentreClimbing28/08/201212p.m. - 3p.m.Llanrwst Leisure Centre Climbing and Kayaking29/08/201212 - 23 - 5pm Pwllheli Leisure Centre Climbing30/08/20123p.m. - 5:30p.m Plas Menai Paddling05/09/20121.30 - 4.30 Clwb Padlo Blaenau PaddlingEvery Tuesday/Wednesday6…

Rhosneigr Surf Lifesaving club gains new leaders

Posted on August 10th, 2012

​After an intensive week of training at Treaddur Bay and Rhosneigr, the club is pleased to announce it now has 10 volunteers trained as either Beach lifeguards or Surf Coach…

Jul 2012

Job Vacancy - VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

Posted on July 12th, 2012

JOB ​SPECIFICATION JOB TITLE:  Volunteer Co-ordinator REPORTS TO:  Chief Executive Officer SALARY:  £20,000.00 (Fixed point / pro rata) 3 days per week Job Purpose: To assess the Outdoor Partnership’s volunteering needs and meeting…

Chairman’s Annual Report

Posted on July 10th, 2012

​Chairman’s notes for the Outdoor Partnership AGM 21st June 2012 Once again this has been a very busy and very successful year. Following the direction of the AGM in May…

Trearddur Bay Watersports Cabin

Posted on July 6th, 2012

​Trearddur Bay Watersports Cabin is promoting participation in water sports. Facilities on site includes the provision of an education / training classroom, changing rooms, showers and improved car and trailer…

Jun 2012

Pathways to Employment Programme

Posted on June 25th, 2012

​The Outdoor Partnership is seeking to recruit a Coach Education and Volunteer Co-ordinator, a Pathways to Employment Officer and a Project Support Officer to work on a new Pathways to…

Outdoor Festival Update - June 2012

Posted on June 13th, 2012

​Coming soon …final list of activities to be held at the festival. If you are a club member part of the Outdoor Partnership, keep an eye out for booking forms…

Conwy Walking Week 2012

Posted on June 12th, 2012

A Full programme of walks is available from the Conwy Conty Council Webaite http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=2427&doc=2283&Language=1 Or contact the Countryside Service office on 01492 576012 or email at cg.cs@conwy.gov.uk

Outdoor Partnership AGM – Open Invitation

Posted on June 1st, 2012

​The Annual General Meeting(AGM) this year for the Outdoor Partnership is inviting club members to come along to the meeting for an update on the Outdoor Partnership’s development and progress.…

Coming soon… Outdoor Apprenticeship Opportunities

Posted on June 1st, 2012

​As part of the Outdoor Tourism project, work has started on the new Welsh-Irish Outdoor Apprenticeship. We are liaising with employers, colleges, Skills Active and other bodies to develop a…

May 2012

GIVING LOCAL GROUPS A SPORTED CHANCE

Posted on May 14th, 2012

​Sported, the UK’s leading sport for development charity, has announced the opening of its Small Grants Scheme for Sported Members in Wales. This follows the opening of membership across Wales…

Tender Invitation

Posted on May 13th, 2012

​Tenderers with experience of developing and delivering large scale post 16 further education programmes are sought for the creation of a new Welsh-Irish Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship for the period June…

Community Club Recognition Award for Amlwch Canoe Club

Posted on May 9th, 2012

​The club has continued to grow in numbers and experience over the last year our Autumn/Winter pool sessions were full with new paddlers getting to the stage where they can…

Apr 2012

Outdoor Tourism Launch at Plas y Brenin

Posted on April 12th, 2012

​Boost for Outdoor TourismBusinesses and organisations joined forces this week to launch an exciting new tourism project. The Outdoor Tourism (OT) Project aims to stimulate the local economy by working…

Blaenau Pool Kayak Regatta

Posted on April 12th, 2012

​On Sunday 1st April 2012 Blaenau Ffestiniog Swimming Pool held their first Pool Kayak Regatta. Paul Williams, the pool Manager, decided to organise the Regatta for Gwynedd’s eight pools following…

Partnership receives local funding

Posted on April 12th, 2012

​The Outdoor Partnership has recently been given a financial boost thanks to the Magnox Socio-Economic scheme. Supported by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the Outdoor Partnership will use the funding…

Fast Track Participants finish 6 week programme

Posted on April 11th, 2012

​Engagement Gateway 6 Week Fast Track Scheme The Outdoor Partnership offered a 6-week residential ‘Fast-Track’ Scheme to 18 people in mountaineering (hill-walking, climbing) at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountaineering…

Mar 2012

Gwynedd’s first ever kayaking regatta held

Posted on March 14th, 2012

​A Special competition was held at Gwynedd Council’s Glaslyn Leisure Centre in Porthmadog last month, with over 20 children from leisure centres all over Gwynedd taking part in Gwynedd’s first…

New App for mountain safety launched

Posted on March 13th, 2012

​Mountain rescuers have launched a safety campaign to cut the number of avoidable call-outs from people getting into trouble on Snowdon.  Walkers and climbers can now access vital information on…

Case Study: Lizzie Short - Local Climbing enthusiast

Posted on March 13th, 2012

​In the summer of 2011 Lizzie Short from Anglesey attended the 'Rock Improvers for Young People' Course at Plas y Brenin. Each summer the Outdoor Partnership provides spaces for North…

Case Study: Sonia Wilkinson

Posted on March 13th, 2012

​Sonia Wilkinson, 30, from Llanllyfni, Gwynedd, former pupil of Dyffryn Nantlle, is a single mother and was long term unemployed. Sonia has been one of the most experienced participants we have…

Bouldering Competition Results - Anglesey

Posted on March 12th, 2012

​The first Anglesey schools bouldering competition was held at the Indi climbing wall in Llanfairpwll on the 7th March 2012. All five secondary schools were represented by teams from years…

Feb 2012

Club Profile: Clwb Padlo Blaenau

Posted on February 8th, 2012

​Clwb Padlo Blaenau has excelled over recent years with the help of the Outdoor Partnership and its volunteers. Their success has been led by one volunteer in particular, John Jones. John…

Jan 2012

Job Vacancy: OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES APPRENTICESHIP OFFICER

Posted on January 27th, 2012

​The current salary for this post is £25,000.00.This is an exciting opportunity to develop and implement a cross-border accredited Modern Apprenticeship for Outdoor Instructors as part of a 3 year…

Beginners Guide to Climbers

Posted on January 25th, 2012

​A new book aimed at young climbers learning the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS). It features cartoon illustrations giving step-by-step instructions on the basic skills required for Levels 1…

Surf Lifesaving Rhosneigr

Posted on January 24th, 2012

​The Outdoor Partnership has recently been helping the local community in Rhosneigr develop surf life saving activities.Surf lifesaving is a multifaceted activity that comprises key aspects of voluntary lifeguard services…

Outdoor Activity benefits from cash injection

Posted on January 11th, 2012

​Six partners across North Wales and Ireland have received €1.8 million to develop an Outdoor project to maximize their outdoor tourism potential.  The project partnership is composed of six organisations…

New project MYNED to increase access to the outdoors

Posted on January 11th, 2012

​Would your group or society like to go on a healthy walk or bike ride?Visit a beach or nature reserve, or go birdwatching? Why not try your hand at practical…

Symposium 2012 - Anglesey Sea Kayakers

Posted on January 10th, 2012

​For almost three decades the annual Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium has taken place over the first bank holiday weekend in May and for 2012 we’ll be back again. The main…

Local Business helps develop new outdoor learning recourses

Posted on January 10th, 2012

​The Environmental Learning Cards have been developed by the Outdoor Education AdvisoryPanel to provide ideas for teachers and outdoor instructors wishing to use the outdoors as amedium for learning. The…

Twitter service launched for Snowdonia walkers

Posted on January 9th, 2012

​Snowdonia National Park is using Twitter to give people weather information and walking advice with the aim of keeping walkers safe in Snowdonia.The national park is using the social media…

CASE STUDY: Chelsey Towell

Posted on January 8th, 2012

​Chelsey is from Bangor, Gwynedd, former pupil of Ysgol Tryfan and left school at 16 years of age and is a single mother. She is now 20 years of age…

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