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News Archive: 2015

Dec 2015

The Outdoor Partnership has had a busy 2015

Posted on December 15th, 2015

​What a year it’s been!! Our Pathways to Employment programme continues to provide skills development and training for local people, providing exit routes into community volunteering, further learning and training,…

Would you like to volunteer?

Posted on December 15th, 2015

The Outdoor Partnership in conjunction with other organisations (including, Snowdonia National Park, Snowdonia Society, NRW, Keep Wales Tidy, National Trust and Coleg Llandrillo) is keen to develop a new volunteering…

Pwllheli Rowing Club:  2015 Best Small Club Award

Posted on December 9th, 2015

​At the Welsh Sea Rowing Association end of season Presentation Dinner Clwb Rhwyfo Pwllheli Rowing Club was given the Award for the Best Small Sea Rowing Club in Wales. The…

Nov 2015

BEAUMARIS ROWING CLUB

Posted on November 27th, 2015

​The traditional offering to Neptune was made on Sunday 15th November as the Beaumaris Rowing Club's second Celtic Longboat was named "Menai". Councillor Victor Hughes of the Isle of Anglesey…

November Volunteer Award goes to Rommee Heal

Posted on November 27th, 2015

​Rommee has been a great support to The Outdoor Partnership through our Outdoor Activities Festival by bringing his coaching skills, enthusiasm and sharing his love of paddle sports with others,…

IMPORTANT NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Posted on November 15th, 2015

​NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING of the company will be held on Thursday 10th December 2015 at 11.00am at Conway Outdoor Education Centre, Anglesey, for the purpose…

Climbing for disabled children and young people  

Posted on November 13th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership in conjunction with The Beacon Climbing Wall will be offering free six week climbing sessions for disabled children and young people age 5 to 18. The sessions…

Volunteer of the Month: October 2015

Posted on November 8th, 2015

​Congratulations to Lee Oliver for receiving the Outdoor Partnership Volunteer Award for October. Lee has been part of Clwb Antur Dwyfor since its inception and has worked hard to gain…

LOCAL PROJECT TO OPEN DOORS TO THE OUTDOORS FOR UNDER-REPRESNTED GROUPS

Posted on November 4th, 2015

​A three-year project will soon be underway thanks to BIG Lottery People and Places funding. The project will  improve employment opportunities in the outdoor sector for women and girls who…

Young Ambassador Joe Barnwell in 3 Peaks Challenge

Posted on November 2nd, 2015

​The last big race I competed in was the 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race, at the end of September. This is a completely unique race in which 650 competitors ride, run…

Snowdonia Slalom Development Group Six months on…

Posted on November 1st, 2015

​The last six months has seen the training group grow from strength to strength.  With regular paddlers being supported by three Level One slalom coaches, John Willacy and myself. Between…

Skiing for schools at Plas y Brenin

Posted on November 1st, 2015

​Offering exceptional value for anyone of school age.  £50 per hour for a school group of up to 10 pupils. Max of 3 groups. Price includes instruction, all equipment &…

Oct 2015

October Half Term Activities with Surf Lines

Posted on October 15th, 2015

​There is plenty to do this October half term with Surflines. See poster information below for full details

Volunteer Award

Posted on October 15th, 2015

​Is there a hardworking and dedicated volunteer in your club who you think deserves recognition? Nominate them for the Outdoor Partnership Volunteer Award. We are now looking to recognise someone…

Kayaking Final Success for 5x60 participants

Posted on October 15th, 2015

​Following the busy week of kayaking early last week, the winners from each heat were then put through to the final which was held at Llyn Padarn Fri 10th October  in…

Meet the latest Outdoor Partnership’s Young Ambassador - Joe Barnwell

Posted on October 13th, 2015

​We have a new Young Ambassador to have joined the Outdoor Partnership. Read all about his story below  Name: Joe Barnwell Age: 17 School:Ysgol Eirias, Colwyn Bay Sport: Cycling -…

Amlwch Canoe Club member Outdoor Festival review

Posted on October 11th, 2015

​Having been with the club only a relatively short space of time I’ve not managed to do that much kayaking but am developing a knack at free loading. After the…

Busy week of Kayaking

Posted on October 7th, 2015

Kayaking competitions were held for Anglesey and Gwynedd secondary schools earlier last week in partnership with local 5x60 schemes, the Outdoor Partnership  and Canoe Wales. Competitions were held between thirteen secondary schools where around 145 participants took…

Sep 2015

Outdoor Festival 2015 Success!

Posted on September 29th, 2015

The Outdoor Partnership welcomed Baroness Grey-Thompson and Deputy Minister for Culture Sport and Tourism to this year’s Outdoor Festival The Outdoor Partnership saw over 150 local residents take part in its…

Outdoor Partnership Newsletter - September 2015

Posted on September 16th, 2015

​Our September newsletter is out now!  here» Have you subscribed to our monthly newsletter? Sign up   here»

New Club Booklet has arrived!

Posted on September 14th, 2015

​The 2015/2016 edition of our club booklet is now ready. View or download your copy today You can view it online here or download below Hard copies are available. If you…

Austrian Alpine Club – Sektion Britannia

Posted on September 13th, 2015

​Ten young people from north Wales were chosen for an Alpine experience in the Stubai Alps. Three of these were female and the others male. All were aspiring instructors, looking…

RYA Cymru Wales: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted on September 11th, 2015

An exciting opportunity to provide executive direction to one of Wales’s leading sports governing bodies with a diverse range of boating activities.RYA Cymru Wales is seeking a dynamic individual to…

DO YOU DARE TO ENTER THE DRAGON’S LAIR?

Posted on September 8th, 2015

​Enter the Dragon is a challenge not a race! It is the ultimate obstacle course, providing a mixture of high quality obstacles with a variety of body weight exercises. The…

Volunteer of the Month:August 2015

Posted on September 1st, 2015

Congratulations to Neil Williams from Pwllheli Sea Cadets who received the Outdoor Partnership Volunteer Award this month. Neil is a key volunteer for the Pwllheli Sea Cadets and has been…

Aug 2015

JOB ADVERTISEMENT – TRUSTEE (NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)

Posted on August 20th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership, established in 2004, is a successful,effective and well-respected community partnership charitable company inspiring local people to become involved in outdoor activities through participation, education, volunteering, and employment. …

JOB ADVERTISEMENT – CHAIRPERSON (NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)

Posted on August 20th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership, established in 2004, is a successful,effective and well-respected community partnership charitable company inspiring local people to become involved in outdoor activities through participation,education, volunteering, and employment. The Charity…

Notice of Annual General Meeting - The Outdoor Partnership

Posted on August 13th, 2015

Notice is hereby given that the 2015 annual general meeting of the company will be held at PLAS Y BRENIN on the 19th SEPTEMBER at 5.00pm for the following purposes:…

Outdoor Festival 2015

Posted on August 12th, 2015

​Come and celebrate 10 years of The Outdoor Partnership at our annual Outdoor Festival on Saturday, 19th September 2015

Volunteer Award - Eifion

Posted on August 11th, 2015

​Congratulations to Eifion Lloyd Jones from Clwb Mynydda Môn who received the Outdoor Partnership Volunteer Award. Eifion has been one of the key volunteers for Clwb Mynydda Môn since it started 3…

Jul 2015

Job Vacancy: Activities Development Officer

Posted on July 30th, 2015

​This vacancy is for a suitably experienced and qualified person to work within the Antur ‘Stiniog team. The role is for a new officer to develop and manage our outdoor…

Public Notice: Kayaking Club for local people

Posted on July 27th, 2015

​There will be a public meeting at The Glaslyn Leisure Centre to discuss the development a local ‘voluntary’ kayaking club in the community. The club would be for adults and juniors, and will…

Inclusive Adventure sessions this summer

Posted on July 17th, 2015

​Open to residents of Anglesey aged between 8 and 25. See poser below for details

Give adventure a go

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Give adventure a go this July with the Outdoor Partnership. See poster for more details

New Young Ambassador: Emily Davies

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Meet the newest edition to our team of Young Ambassadors who is inspiring others to give Slalom a go Follow the link here to her profile 

Summer Camps with Surflines

Posted on July 15th, 2015

​Give your kids the best summer ever with our summer fun camp and paddlepower camp! Take part in activities including canoeing, kayaking, cooking on open fires, climbing, orienteering and much…

Outdoor Partnership and Canoe Wales Coach Update scheme

Posted on July 15th, 2015

The Outdoor Partnership wants to help keep volunteer’s coaching qualifications up to date to ensure clubs are providing safe sessions. We hope by working closely with Canoe Wales we will…

WCVA funding success

Posted on July 15th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership has received funding from the WCVA Volunteering in Wales Fund to help us Open doors to the outdoors for underrepresented groups. The underrepresented groups that we will…

Mountain Bike Competition Final 2015

Posted on July 15th, 2015

It has been busy few months where a number of  regional mountain bike competitions where held across Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy in partnership with 5 x 60 and the Outdoor…

Jun 2015

Houseparent wanted

Posted on June 29th, 2015

​Plas Menai has availability for a second houseparent over the summer. The houseparent supervises children in the evenings who are on our weekly activity courses during the day. The paid…

Gwerin Y Coed:Open Day!

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Sunday, 21st June 11am-4pmSee poster for more details.

Date for the Foundation Paddle-Ability Module announced

Posted on June 18th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership have organised a BCU Foundation Paddle-Ability Module workshop to raise awareness and impart knowledge of disability kayaking and canoeing to those volunteering and working in the outdoors…

Volunteering star on her travels

Posted on June 15th, 2015

After almost two year of dedication to our volunteering programme, our very own Christine is heading off for new challenges. Christine started with us back in 2013 and has since…

Paddle sport Coach Education and Mentoring Calendar

Posted on June 15th, 2015

​For club volunteers who are working towards their coaching awards and for volunteers to expand their coaching awards. View or download calender below

Foundation Paddle-Ability Module

Posted on June 15th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership are planning to run a BCU Foundation Paddle-Ability Module workshop to raise awareness and impart knowledge of disability kayaking and canoeing to those volunteering and working in…

Llyn Padarn sprint Kayak training and Competition evening Friday 10th July 2015

Posted on June 15th, 2015

​Canoe Wales now have five sprint K1 Kayaks at Llyn Padarn these boats are avalibale to use by any school group or canoe club who wish to give sprint canoeing…

Trainee Scheme -  Gwersyll yr Urdd Glan-llyn

Posted on June 15th, 2015

​This post is for young people to develop skills and receive training towards winning recognised qualifications for the outdoor sectorActivities can include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, lifesaving, mountain leaders and first…

New Climbing Sessions

Posted on June 15th, 2015

​Climbing for women every Tuesday evening. Starting June 30th at Plas y Brenin 5.30 to 7pm First two sessions are free 16+  An opportunity to have a go at climbing,…

Anglesey On Yer Bike 2015

Posted on June 10th, 2015

The Rotary Clubs of Anglesey have for a number of years arranged “On Yer Bike”, “Ar Dy Feic”, a Cycling fun day intended to get people of all ages to…

Job Advert: Centre Manager and Office Administrator

Posted on June 10th, 2015

​Antur Stiniog are looking to recruit for two positions. These vacancies are for suitably experienced and qualified persons to work within the Antur ‘Stiniog team.  The role is for a new manager…

May 2015

New world record attempt

Posted on May 29th, 2015

​The Project ENDURO team will be attempting to set a new world record for the greatest number of vertical meters descended in 24hrs, on 4 wheel mountain bikes.Four riders will…

Volunteering opportunity this summer

Posted on May 28th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership are looking for volunteers to help with our north Wales schools mountain bike competitions. If you are available to help out on the dates below, please contactchristine.peake@outdoorpartnership.co.uk

Volunteer of the Month - May 2015

Posted on May 28th, 2015

​Congratulations to Club Secretary Graham Wood from LlanrwstCanoe Club who won our Volunteer of the Month award for May! Graham works very hard behind the scenes of the club on…

Taking to the waves at Aberdaron

Posted on May 21st, 2015

​National Trust has teamed up with Llŷn Adventures to offer great new kayaking sessions between Whitsun and September in Aberdaron.The National Trust’s Neptune Coastline Campaign has contributed to setting up…

Snowdonia Slalom Development Group’

Posted on May 15th, 2015

​Last Wednesday the 6th May saw the first training session of the Snowdonia Slalom Development Group’ These sessions are run on Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, meeting at 5.30pm by the new…

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course

Posted on May 14th, 2015

​Members of local surfing clubs have the opportunity to attend a subsidised Surf Instructor course at the end of May Running on the 26th and 27th of May the subsidised course…

Mountain Leader Training Opportunity through the medium of Welsh

Posted on May 14th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership is pleased to be able to bring you the rare opportunity of attending a Mountain Leader Training course delivered through the medium of Welsh. Plas y Brenin…

Increasing Disability Climbing Opportunities In North Wales

Posted on May 14th, 2015

​On Saturday 25th April the Outdoor Partnership organised a Climbing for all disability awareness in rock climbing workshop to raise awareness and impart knowledge of disability climbing to those volunteering and working in…

NORTH WALES TASTER SKI RACES

Posted on May 13th, 2015

​North Wales Snowsports Club are holding a series of 4 ski races at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig.If you want to have a go or practice your racing, these races…

Youth Paddling Symposium 11-13 September 2015

Posted on May 12th, 2015

​For the first time this year, Gwersyll yr Urdd Glan-llyn’s OutdoorActivity Service are hosting a Youth Paddling Symposium. During the weekend a number of water activity workshops will be held,…

Trainee Instructor Scheme Blue Peris Mountain Centre

Posted on May 12th, 2015

​Blue Peris is recruiting people to join our trainee instructor scheme at the centre. This is an exciting  opportunity to be involved in a highly motivated and professional environment and…

Coaching Opportunities with Antur Stiniog

Posted on May 11th, 2015

Canolfan Antur Stiniog, Trawsfynydd, is looking for casual coaches that have experience and qualifications in any of the following: Canoeing, Kayaking and building rafts Climbing (Single Pitch) Mountain Walking Bush…

Two Day Mountain Skill Course

Posted on May 7th, 2015

Enjoy two days of great mountain walking in Snowdonia with a qualified mountain instructorRoute planningWalking skillsClothing and equipmentMountain weatherMap readingHazards and emergency proceduresNext Courses: 9th and 10 May 27 and 28…

CLEAN COAST WEEK 2015!

Posted on May 5th, 2015

​CLEAN COAST WEEK 2015: 8-17 MAY   Keep WalesTidy is searching for volunteers across Wales to help get our beaches and coastline looking spick and span!   The third annual Clean Coast Week,…

Apr 2015

Wynne Construction Community Fund

Posted on April 26th, 2015

Details of a Community Fund established by Wynne Construction, the main contractor for the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre at Pwllheli. The contact details for further information are included…

MANTELL GWYNEDD SURVEY

Posted on April 26th, 2015

​Mantell Gwynedd is preparing a bid to develop a new Timebanking project that’s focused on helping individuals and communities in the Health and wellbeing sector. There’s been a lot of…

Vacancy:The Outward Bound Trust

Posted on April 14th, 2015

Outward Bound at Aberdyfi are looking to recruit 2 Assistant Instructors. You will be expected to work as part of the Centre’s support team whilst gaining experience in outdoor work. A non–paid training contract will…

Mawddach Paddlesports Festival 2015 – Barmouth

Posted on April 13th, 2015

A great family weekend of paddling at Mawddach Paddlesport Festival will be on June 6th and 7th.  The Mawddach Paddlesport Festival is now in it’s 5th year and getting better…

Celebrating Pathways to Employment success

Posted on April 10th, 2015

​On Friday 17th April 2015 the Outdoor Partnership will be celebrating the success of the Pathways to Employment Project. 180 individuals were engaged on the project over a period of three…

Current Vacancy: GROUNDWORK NORTH WALES

Posted on April 10th, 2015

​Groundwork supports communities in need, working with partners to help improve the quality of people’s lives, their prospects and potential and the places where they live, work and play.  Our…

Youth, Community and Wildlife Officer

Posted on April 10th, 2015

​Gwerin y Coed, the Woodcraft Folk in Wales want to appoint an Youth, Community and Wildlife Officer for a new project located at Gwaith Powdwr Penrhyndeudraeth. The main aim of…

Mar 2015

New Young Ambassador: MAISIE POTTER

Posted on March 31st, 2015

Maisie Potter​Name: Maisie Potter Age: 17 (18 in May 2015) School: Ysgol Friars Sport: Snowboarding Club: British Snowboard Cross Team and Junior Freestyle Squad.  Place of birth: Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor…

Young People’s Kayak Development Weekend

Posted on March 30th, 2015

The successful candidates with two of the young Welsh slalom team members.The Outdoor Partnership has been lucky enough to be awarded a grant from The Thomas Howell’s Education Fund for…

APPRENTICESHIPS AT ANTUR WAUNFAWR

Posted on March 30th, 2015

​APPRENTICESHIPS AT ANTUR WAUNFAWRThere are currently 2 apprenticeships available within our new project, ANTUR BEICS MENAI! Based on the Quay in Caernarfon, your working hours will be 37.5 hours per…

Go Race MTB, North Wales Series, 2015

Posted on March 26th, 2015

​Go Race MTB, North Wales Series, 2015 The series will consist of 8 mountain bike cross country races Race 1: 19/04/15. Coed y Brenin, LL40 2HR (Hosted by CyB Dragons)…

The FABIAN4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge 2015

Posted on March 23rd, 2015

​A combination of kayaking, fell running and mountain biking make up a sensational triathlon challenge this September.Now in its 3rd year, the event is organised by Map17Events  - full details…

Volunteer of the Month March 2015: David Round Snowdonia Canoe Club

Posted on March 13th, 2015

​The award for the volunteer of the month for March was presented to coach and committee member David Round from Snowdonia Canoe Club in a surprise awards ceremony in Plas…

Climbing excellence at North Wales Competition

Posted on March 13th, 2015

​Some of North Wales’s best young climbers were able to showcase their skills in the final of the North Wales Schools Bouldering Competition on Anglesey on March 11th 2015 Organised by the Outdoor…

North Wales Taster Ski Races

Posted on March 13th, 2015

North Wales Snowsports Club are holding a series of 4 ski races at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig. If you want to have a go or practice your racing, these…

Outdoor Employment and Training Opportunities near you!

Posted on March 5th, 2015

​There are some new opportunities  in your area if your are interested in working in the outdoorsTwo new opportunities are available to view on the Institute for Outdoor Learning website  Trainee Instructor -…

Come and celebrate the success of the Pathways to Employment Programme.

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

​The period of funding from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has come to an end and we want to share our experience with you.   Event date: 17/04/2015 Location: Plas y…

Feb 2015

Austria Trip 2015

Posted on February 25th, 2015

The sucessful candidates​The 10 successful candidates for the Austria Trip 2015 have been chosen! The group will spend 6 days in the Stubai Alps, Austria. Beginning at the Dresdner Hut,…

Disability workshops coming up this spring

Posted on February 20th, 2015

​Millennium Stadium Trust

Volunteer of the Month Award:February 2015

Posted on February 18th, 2015

Phil Edwards​Dedicated volunteer receives awardThis month sees Phil Edwards of Amlwch Canoe Club receive our volunteer award for February. Phil is an experienced paddler, and a qualified level 3 kayak coach…

Invitation to Tender

Posted on February 16th, 2015

​Organisations / individuals are invited to submit proposals for the delivery of a Paddlesports Development Programme for young people aged 14-18 years old in North West Wales. Please emailchristine.peake@outdoorpartnership.co.uk in order to…

Kayak Development Weekend 2015

Posted on February 16th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership is offering young people (14 -18yr old) from the outdoor activity clubs of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd the opportunity to attend a kayak development weekend at…

Llanberis Mountain Film Festival returns!

Posted on February 16th, 2015

The Llanberis Mountain Film Festival was born in the mountains of Snowdonia - home to some of the leading climbers, mountaineers, paddlers, mountain bikers and ground breaking adventurers in the…

Video: Amlwch Canoe Club

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Take a look at ​Amlwch Canoe Club’s rolling session 9/2/2015.

Volunteer Opportunity

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Are you free to volunteer with the North Wales Schools Bouldering competitions?March 4thMarch 11th  Both are at the Indy Climbing wall in Llanfairpwll. Email christine.peake@outdoorpartnership.co.uk, Thanks.

CASH FOR YOUTH FUNDING- CONWY!

Posted on February 13th, 2015

​If there is a youth group you are working with or if you know of a group who have an idea for a project they would like to start, but need some…

Pwllheli Sailing club looking for volunteers

Posted on February 13th, 2015

​We are looking for volunteers to help out at a major international sailing regatta being held in Pwllheli, July 2015. This is a brilliant opportunity to  gain some invaluable customer…

Gallery: GPS Mentoring with Paul Poole 10/2/2015

Posted on February 13th, 2015

A selection of photos from Paul Pools mentoring session earlier this week

Climbing for All - Disability Awareness in Rock Climbing

Posted on February 13th, 2015

​The Outdoor Partnership have organised a ‘Climbing for All Disability Awareness in Rock Climbing’ Workshop to raise awareness and impart knowledge of disability climbing to those volunteering and working in…

Sport climbing courses for young people at rock-bottom prices

Posted on February 9th, 2015

​The BMC has recently launched a series of subsidised outdoor sport climbing courses aimed at young people who already lead climb indoors. These courses are designed to teach the skills…

A ydych eisiau cyfranu at wneud amgylchedd Blaenau Ffestiniog a bywyd ei thrigolion yn well?

Posted on February 9th, 2015

​This is an advertisement for 3 Full time and one part time people to work on the Blaenau Ffestiniog Green Town Environmental Project for which the ability to communicate in…

Walking award mentoring programme

Posted on February 6th, 2015

Mountain Leader Award, Hill & Moorland Award, Lowland Leader Award We have a series of progressive mentoring sessions to get you ready for the Mountain Training walking awards, which includes the Mountain Leader…

Climbing Wall Award mentoring programme

Posted on February 4th, 2015

​We have a series of progressive mentoring sessions to get you ready for your Climbing Wall Award (CWA) assessment. Over the next few months there will be 5 sessions covering different…

Jan 2015

Amlwch Canoe Club new ‘Try It’ sessions

Posted on January 21st, 2015

​Every other Monday at Amwlch Leisure Centre. See poster below for full details

Partnership Opportunity with the National Trust

Posted on January 16th, 2015

Invitation for Expressions of Interest relating to a potential partnership arrangement with The National Trust at Bwthyn Ogwen Cottage are being invited The National Trust is seeking an established outdoor…

New Opportunity with Surf Snowdonia!

Posted on January 16th, 2015

​Surf Snowdonia is an exciting new surfing and water sports park to be built in the village of Dolgarrog, in the beautiful Conwy Valley of North Wales. Set in the foothills of…

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