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News Archive: 2016

Dec 2016

Community Chest Funding

Posted on December 14th, 2016

Is your club looking to increase its membership or improve its existing equipment? Perhaps you aim to improve standards in your sessions by qualifying more volunteers or developing existing coaches’…

Pathways to Employment update:

Posted on December 14th, 2016

Project: Flexible Support Fund – Anglesey The group from Holyhead and Llangefni are now in their fourth week in the ten week programme. We have been to Carmel Head in…

Plas Heli Looking for Paddlers/Kayakers/Lifesavers!

Posted on December 14th, 2016

If you have qualifications/experience  in paddling/Kayaking/Lifesaving we would be delighted to hear from you by the 10th of January at the latest. We are looking for suitably qualified/experienced Paddlers/Lifesavers to…

This Girl’s Adventure

Posted on December 14th, 2016

Read Lowri’s experience of getting into climbing: Time for me  - Time to reach: A journey to reaching new heights  Getting to grips with managing time can be a fair…

New arrangements for criminal records DBS checks

Posted on December 8th, 2016

Many organisations working with children, young people and adults at risk require their staff and volunteers to undergo criminal records Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks. WCVA has collated a Trusted…

Job Advert: Events and Publicity Co-ordinator - Snowdonia Society

Posted on December 5th, 2016

In 2017 we celebrate our 50th anniversary.  To mark this milestone we will deliver an exciting and varied programme of events and projects.  There will be something for everyone!  Elements…

Nov 2016

Walking Higher – Improving skills to help individuals into employment

Posted on November 21st, 2016

An opportunity for 30 young people (18-24) to enter onto a journey towards training, volunteering and employment in the outdoor sector through walking and climbing. As part of the journey,…

Volunteer of the Month: November 2016

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Volunteer of the Month for November is Llifon Jones of Fynytho, Pen Llyn. Nominated by fellow club member Alaw Ceris she explains why Llifon deserves the award.  ‘Llifon has dedicated…

Gwynedd Accessible Cycling Hub

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Gwynedd Council and The Outdoor Partnership along with other key partners launched the ‘Gwynedd Accessible Cycling Hub’ at the Arfon Tennis Centre on the 10th November 2016.  The aim of…

Club Update: Dyffryn Conwy Surfing Club

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Following a successful launch on October 1st the world’s first surf club based at an inland surf lagoon is going from strength to strength. As soon as details of the…

Oct 2016

Do you have volunteering opportunities available?

Posted on October 31st, 2016

'I wish I had more time' or ' If only I had an extra pair of hands'  Common phrases we hear you say?  The Outdoor Partnership can help connect you…

Give yourself an outdoor adventure challenge!

Posted on October 31st, 2016

10 Week Programme in walking and climbing (starting late November) The programme will support 10 customers, aged 25+ from any benefit, in the county of Anglesey. The programme will run…

Litter pick at Afon Ddu, Dolgarrog

Posted on October 25th, 2016

After a busy summer, the car park for Afon Ddu, Dolgarrog, Dyffryn Cowny is looking like it could do with a bit of TLC, so Snowdonia Active have organised an…

Volunteer of the Month – October 2016: Jason (Jake) Jones – Rhosneigr Surf Lifesaving Club

Posted on October 25th, 2016

Jake is a brilliant leader and has been fully committed to making sure the club members can get in the sea every week through the summer, learning lots, improving their…

New Surfing Club for Dyffryn Conwy

Posted on October 18th, 2016

October 1st 2016 saw Surf Snowdonia, Dolgarrog opening its doors to Clwb Syrffio Dyffryn Conwy Valley Surf Club. Following discussions between the World’s First Inland Surf Lagoon, local residents and…

Get ahead with your volunteering today!

Posted on October 17th, 2016

The Outdoor Partnership in conjunction with WVCA is piloting new exciting new volunteer management system. You can register as a volunteer and search for opportunities available to you in the…

Volunteers give people the opportunity to experience the Outdoor Festival for free!

Posted on October 17th, 2016

The Outdoor Partnership held their annual Outdoor Festival again this year and it was very well received by members of the affiliated clubs that came along to try out the…

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Disability Skiing Wales

Posted on October 14th, 2016

Disability Skiing Wales is looking for volunteers to help support children and adults to experience skiing .  Come and see what we do [ and the fun we all have]…

Free Guided Walks this October*

Posted on October 13th, 2016

Come and have a leisure walk around Holyhead or LlangefniThese Walks are open to individuals who are currently accessing Job Seekers allowance and over 25 See poster below for full…

Try an Adventure this autumn

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

As part of our This Girl’s Adventure project we have had a very busy summer here at the Outdoor Partnership, and we will not slow down this autumn Why not…

Sep 2016

Surfing and Stand Up Paddle Sessions

Posted on September 15th, 2016

Taster sessions for women and girls starting September 28th for 4 weeks. See poster for details

Women’s mountain bike hub launched at Coed Y Brenin

Posted on September 14th, 2016

A new Women’s Only Mountain Bike Hub has been established at Coed Y Brenin, Gwynedd, in conjunction with Breeze, Beics Brenin, The Outdoor Partnership and National Resources Wales. Eight local…

Volunteer of the Month: September 2016

Posted on September 14th, 2016

The Outdoor Partnership Volunteer of the month for September is Owen Lovelock. Read below his story of what he gets up to with Llangollen Canoe Club 'I joined Llangollen Canoe…

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Posted on September 9th, 2016

THE OUTDOOR PARTNERSHIP Notice is hereby given that the 2016 annual general meeting of the company will be held at PLAS Y BRENIN on the 24th SEPTEMBER at 5.00pm for…

Outdoor Festival 2016 - Have you booked?

Posted on September 5th, 2016

With just over weeks to go, the final countdown has begun to our annual Outdoor Festival.  If you are a member of an Outdoor Partnership affiliated club you can be…

Aug 2016

Junior Learn to Row sessions

Posted on August 17th, 2016

Are you inspired by the Rio Olympics to try rowing?  ​Junior Learn to Row sessions available on Llyn Padarn this September. Contact Welsh Rowing to book your space now. Laura.kentfiels@welshrowing.comJunior Learn to…

YNYS MÔN ISLAND GAMES ASSOCIATION OPEN DAY

Posted on August 16th, 2016

THIS SUNDAY 21st August Holyhead Breakwater ParkSee poster for details

Mountaineering Festival, Bethesda

Posted on August 16th, 2016

A brand new mountaineering festival is to be held at Neuadd Ogwen. The day will begin with a mountain themed coffee morning, allowing the chance to interact with outdoor retailers…

Sailing Course for Beginners

Posted on August 15th, 2016

Try something new..give sailing a go this September! See poster below for details

Club News: Amlwch Canoe Club

Posted on August 15th, 2016

Holyhead Harbour Disabilities evening 19th July We had been trying since the spring to put something like this on but with one thing and another it never seemed to happen. I…

Volunteer of the Month: August 2016

Posted on August 15th, 2016

Callum Wylie – North Wales Snowsports Club(Nominated by Jayne Wainwright) He has completed a Level One Ski Instructor Training and also assists at other sessions as part of his required…

Jul 2016

Appeal to swimmers in Llyn Tegid.

Posted on July 28th, 2016

With the emphasis on adventure during National Park Week, Snowdonia National Park Authority officers are encouraging swimmers in Llyn Tegid to use and keep within new marked boundaries whilst swimming…

Summer Activities 2016

Posted on July 15th, 2016

Wondering what to do to fill up your summer days? If you live in North Wales, The Outdoor Partnership has a wide selection of outdoor activities on offer to keep…

Learn to Row!

Posted on July 12th, 2016

Welsh Rowing are running a learn to row course throughout August and September in order to develop a brand new club starting in your area! See Poster below for details

Volunteering Open Day, 6th August

Posted on July 12th, 2016

​​Are you interested in Volunteering with Outdoor Activity clubs in North Wales? Join the Outdoor Partnership for a day of Outdoor Activities on the 6th August.  The day is aimed…

Free introductory walks for people currently accessing Jobseekers Allowance’

Posted on July 8th, 2016

The taster sessions are an opportunity to learn more about your area, the outdoor sector and the qualifications available. Walking is a good way of keeping fit mentally and physically.…

Pete Rainford - Volunteer of the Month – July

Posted on July 7th, 2016

Nominated by Phil Edwards – Chairman Amlwch Canoe Club He’s a founder member of the Club, took over looking after the Club equipment early on. He regularly inspects the containers…

#WomenOutdoors Week at Plas y Brenin

Posted on July 6th, 2016

Be inspired and get involved with activities and events at Plas y Brenin from 5th -15th August as part of #womenoutdoors week. Our aim is to encourage more women and…

Jun 2016

Paddlesport mentoring

Posted on June 27th, 2016

Some new dates available for July. ​1st July - FSRT Llanberis8th July - Group and incident management of mixed fleets on green flow rivers - venue River Dee, meet either Sandy Lane Park…

Disability Kayaking with Cymell Ltd

Posted on June 15th, 2016

The Cymell Disability Day Centre in Holyhead is participating in kayaking development sessions over a series of six weeks. The sessions are funded by the Morrisons Foundation, set up to…

Volunteer of the Month – June 2016

Posted on June 13th, 2016

​Mike Tong: Welsh Cycling and Clwb Beicio Mynydd Dyffryn Conwy. Mike has been a long time volunteer of the Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Bike Club since it’s inception , making mountain…

Competition Time: #thisgirlsadventure

Posted on June 13th, 2016

​To launch The Outdoor Partnership’s new initiative to get more women and girls active in the outdoors we’re giving you a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes - …

Volunteer Open Day: 23rd July 2016

Posted on June 13th, 2016

​Are you interested in Volunteering with Outdoor Activity clubs in North Wales? Join the Outdoor Partnership for a day of Outdoor Activities on the 23rd  July.  The day is aimed…

Get your diaries out! Our Annual Outdoor Festival will soon be here!

Posted on June 13th, 2016

​Save the date - 24th September 2016 at Plas y Brenin. The Festival is open to Outdoor Activity club members and volunteer leaders. For further information please contact your Outdoor…

New information website for sports clubs

Posted on June 8th, 2016

Launched this week,  Club Solutions is a brand new website with information and guidance to support clubs and volunteers in Wales. http://www.clubsolutions.wales/

Job Advert: Friends of Plas Heli Project Co-ordinator & Marketing Officer

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

​Are you organised?  Do you enjoy the outdoors and meeting new people?  Would you like to share your enthusiasm for outdoor activities with others in the community? We have a…

10th anniversary of Snowdon Rocks on June 18th

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

Charity event for Blue Sky to raise much needed funds to support people living with cancer in North Wales.”

Financial Pot for Anglesey Sports Clubs - Closing Date 10th June

Posted on June 1st, 2016

There is an opportunity for clubs to apply for up to £1,500 to establish a new club,offer new activities in your club or send your volunteers on Coach Education Courses. …

May 2016

​Anglesey Outdoor Club’s Forum Meeting

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 7pm, Conwy Centre, Llanfairpwll. This will be an opportunity for, Ceri Jones introduce herself as Anglesey Outdoor Activities Development Officer, and for Clubs to work closer…

North Wales Inter-Club Championships: 9th and 10th July

Posted on May 20th, 2016

This is an opportunity for the North Wales Canoe Clubs to meet up and compete against one  another in Marathon,Sprint and Slalom.  All events will be run at entry level…

Volunteer Open Days: 4th June 2016

Posted on May 16th, 2016

​Are you interested in Volunteering with Outdoor Activity clubs in North Wales?Join the Outdoor Partnership for a day of Outdoor Activities on the 4th June.  The day is aimed at…

Volunteers of the Month April and May 2016: Dylan Parry and David Cutts – Snowdonia Slalom Eryri.

Posted on May 15th, 2016

Dylan and David both started coaching slalom 12 months ago and have both shown commitment and enthusiasm into supporting regional club paddlers in developing their skills in Slalom. From having…

Volunteers needed for 5x60 competitions!

Posted on May 15th, 2016

5x60 Mountain Bike competitions are looking for Volunteers. No experience needed. The dates are: Ynys Mon 8th of June,  Conwy 14th June,  North Gwynedd 15th June,  South Gwynedd 16th June  and…

New Anglesey Outdoor Activities Development Officer

Posted on May 13th, 2016

Ceri Jones has recently taken up the role as the Outdoor Partnership Development Officer for Ynys Môn, working with the Sports Development team at Isle of Anglesey County Council. Ceri…

This girls adventure

Posted on May 13th, 2016

The Outdoor Partnership’s Women & Girls project is underway with many opportunities already taking place and many more to take place over the next three years.  The new three year…

RYA Push the Boat Out

Posted on May 11th, 2016

​Looking to try sailing or windsurfing?Want to get back out on the water? Fancy trying something new with the family? Come and join us!   RYA Push the Boat Out…

Job Opportunity: Snowdon Partnership Officer

Posted on May 9th, 2016

Building on an existing, successful and stable partnership, you'll develop the Snowdon Partnership, working closely with all partners including SNPA, CESS, Farming Unions, the local outdoor sector and other stakeholders.…

Apr 2016

Anglesey Outdoor Clubs encouraged to apply for funding!

Posted on April 19th, 2016

The new financial year will provide new opportunities for Community Chest funding in 2016-17. There will be 6 opportunities to apply this year for up to £1,500 to establish a…

A Shared Vision for the Outdoor Sector in Wales

Posted on April 14th, 2016

A new ground-breaking partnership is developing, led by The Outdoor  Partnership and Wales Activity Tourism Organisation (WATO) to explore opportunities to share good practice on a National Scale.  On Tuesday…

Love, Swim, Run

Posted on April 14th, 2016

We are organising a new SwimRun event in Llyn Padarn, North Wales on 25th June and require some experienced kayakers as safety cover on the lake during the swim sections…

Snowboard Instructor Course

Posted on April 14th, 2016

Snowsport Cymru Wales have set up a level 1 snowboard instructor course at PYB 7/8th May 2016. The cost of the course is £140 per person, Members of North Wales…

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC1) Create a Positive Sports Experience for Young People

Posted on April 11th, 2016

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport.  This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse and poor practice, and give you the tools you need to deal…

OP is on Instagram!

Posted on April 6th, 2016

​ The Outdoor Partnership now has an Instagram profile.  Feel free to snap your experiences and follow us using the @partneriaethaa_opartnership 

Volunteer of the month: March 2016 - Colwyn Canoe Club

Posted on April 4th, 2016

Andy joined the club about 4 years ago with his children when they were interested in learning to paddle . He has gone on to develop as a paddler in…

Mar 2016

Job Opportunity: Outdoor Activity Development Officer (CONWY)

Posted on March 31st, 2016

A vacancy has arisen for an energetic, highly motivated individual to work in delivering a comprehensive programme of outdoor activity to meet the targets of the Outdoor Partnership Strategy and…

Changing lives through outdoor activities!

Posted on March 15th, 2016

Our new strategy for 2016 - 2020 is now available to view online.  Have a look to see what the Outdoor Partnership has planned. ​ Follow the link to the document…

Inclusive Paddlesport sessions this Easter

Posted on March 14th, 2016

​The Outdoor Partnership is offering subsidised inclusive paddlesport sessions this Easter at Surf-Lines. Book your space for only £10

Have a go at windsurfing and sailing

Posted on March 14th, 2016

​Women and Girls! Why not try something new this April. Windsurfing & Sailing for only £5 at Colwyn Bay Watersports.

REMINDER: Outdoor Partnership Membership 2016/2017

Posted on March 14th, 2016

Its' now time renew your membership with us.  Refer to our information sheet below for details of our membership packages.  Note our only changes this year is our mentioning fees…

North Wales Talent Pathway

Posted on March 14th, 2016

​Back in September I started fulltime employment with Canoe Wales and my plan was for every young recreational paddler to be able to have the opportunity to try either  Slalom,…

Volunteer of the month – February 2016

Posted on March 11th, 2016

​The volunteer of the month for February goes to Fraser Ball who is a regular face at many of the climbing clubs and schemes in North Wales including the North…

Volunteering for Young People

Posted on March 10th, 2016

​I’ve currently been visiting some of the Outdoor Partnership affiliated clubs and have been surprised to see the number of young people volunteering their time.  I’ve seen young people sorting…

Women and Girls Easter Adventure

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

Conwy’ s Leisure Development Team are giving Women and Girls an opportunity to get outdoors, and try new, exciting activities. We are calling on mums, daughters, and your friends to…

Feb 2016

Volunteer of the Month – January 2016

Posted on February 15th, 2016

​Jane Edwards – Amlwch Canoe Club Jane started Coaching in the early 90’s with Crewe and Nantwich Canoe Club and the Scouts, she has paddled glacier melt rivers in France and…

Gwynedd Community Chest grant for Sports Clubs

Posted on February 12th, 2016

​The new financial year will provide new opportunities for Community Chest funding in 2016-17. The grant has been underspent in recent years and we encourage you to apply to take…

Funding boost for disabled climbers

Posted on February 12th, 2016

​The Outdoor Partnership has received £2196.00 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding boost from People’s Postcode Trust will enable The Outdoor Partnership to purchase specialised climbing equipment…

​Conwy Outdoor Club Forums

Posted on February 12th, 2016

Open to committee and members of all Conwy county based outdoor clubs.  The forum is an opportunity for clubs to get together and meet other clubs in the county, share…

Jan 2016

‘Ar y Dibyn’

Posted on January 19th, 2016

​Do you want the adventure of a lifetime? Do you have what it takes to compete? This year the winner will have the chance to go on a life changing…

Volunteering Spirit Wales

Posted on January 18th, 2016

​Working with six key partners, the project will be looking at ways to improve volunteer management at events, using the Investing in Volunteers Standard as a starting point. The project partners are: Disability Sport Wales,…

Club Profile: Clwb Antur Dyffryn Peris

Posted on January 18th, 2016

Clwb Antur Dyffryn Peris has had a very busy and successful 2015. The Celtic Longboat rowing side has started from new, with members taking part in various Welsh Sea Rowing…

Year of Adventure 2016

Posted on January 15th, 2016

Welsh Government recently announced a series of thematic years, aimed at providing a focus for product development and the promotion of Wales to 2018. The new approach launches with a…

New Volunteer Officer for Outdoor Partnership

Posted on January 15th, 2016

​Simon Lancaster-Jones has recently taken up the role as the Outdoor Partnerships new Volunteer officer based at Carnedd cottage in Capel Curig. Simon spent six years working as the Outdoor…

Women and Girls - Indoor Climbing Sessions

Posted on January 15th, 2016

​New sessions starting next week. See poster for full information

Volunteering Opportunities: Bouldering Competition 2015

Posted on January 15th, 2016

​Get involved with helping the Outdoor  Partnership with the North Wales Bouldering competitions this Spring ! 10 February - North Gwynedd - Beacon Climbing Centre 11 February- South Gwynedd - Harlech Climbing…

RYA Cymru Wales: Big Weekend 12th and 13th March 2016

Posted on January 11th, 2016

​A one stop shop for everything in Sailing, Windsurfing and Power-boating in Wales! The RYA Cymru·Wales Big Weekend offers a packed program of workshops to benefit Individuals, Instructors, Coaches,  Race…

Harlech Duathlon and Triathlons 3rd April 2016

Posted on January 8th, 2016

​A number of running events for everyone. See poster images for information

Volunteer of the Month: December

Posted on January 8th, 2016

​We are pleased to announce that Helen Howard-Jones is the winner of the December volunteer award. Helen Howard-Jones is a volunteer for the active Gwynedd Sub Aqua club who dive…

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