Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Morfa Bay Adventure welcomed Ashford U17's RFC & Havant Rugby Academy over the Easter weekend to take part in separate sport's breaks programmes combining both fixtures and adventurous activities.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
As part of their GCSE PE syllabus Sandfields year 11 students took part in a four day climbing/abseiling programme down the Gower Peninsula from Monday 15th March 2010.
Over a period of two days (boys & girls split) students visited the locations of Three Cliffs Bay & Rhossili (Devil's Truck) in order to experience a diverse climbing environment in which they learnt new skills and developed an appreciation for the sport/activity.
Various elements were covered such as bouldering, equipment, safety, fundamentals of climbing, risk assessments, abseiling and much more
The response from all of those involved was fantastic and following an exhausting four action packed days instructors were pleased to remark on how the students of Sandfields were a pleasure to work with and most importantly a credit to their school and accompanying staff.
further photos of the four days can be accessed from the following link; http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=254716808404&ref=mf
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
However, the weekend started on Saturday for many who arrived early at the centre to watch the rugby internationals, have a few drinks and party the night away with music from John Wright, The Two Fat Cyclists and Spam Dagger aka Uncle Lydon and Ginger Gareth from Narberth.
Many of the teams taking part spent the night at the centre along with friends, and family support and a number of the South Wales Transporter Club (VW).
The evening ended fairly respectably at around 12.30 for most although some continued to sing for a short while longer.
Sunday morning dawned and after an early breakfast for all the 7 viking teams took to the challenge.
Events included Axe Throwing, Archery, Welly Wanging, Wall Climb, Sumo Relay, The Quest for the Golden Egg and after lunch the infamous Morfa Bay Naval muddy assault course.
Several highlights in terms of performance included Hassan Redmore from the Liquiorice All Sorts team at the Sumo Relay, Derrick Wyke (Wyke's Warriors) and Ginger Gareth (Volks Vandals) Axe throwing (5 and 4 consecitive 10's respectively),
Laugharne Youth Club (Wall Climbing), Kimberly's Girls team (Muddiest Assault Course traverse ever) and Hagar's Wenches who won the event's 1st inagural Best Endeavour award for the best worse ever performance, coming a respectable 7th out of 7 and screaming louder than anybody at every event undertaken. They are still believed to be out on the assault course at time of writing some 4 hours later.
The Worms Head Warriors Won the overall event and in the words of Team Captain Dave Collins `we weren't over competitive but its all about wining really`
Unfortunatley Wayne Hurley from Wyke Warriors aggravated an old shoulder injury and while trying to fall from the climbing wall gracefully. Wayne refused to let go with his bad arm and popped a shoulder out which staff at Glan Gwili kindly popped back in for him later. Also young Lauren from Laugharne Youth fell from an obstacle on the assault course and injured a knee which required a call to medics who treated a very brave girl and managed to put the knee back but took Lauren off to hospital for a thorough check up.
The day ended with a presentation at the Crows Nest conference facility at Morfa Bay with Joe Cuff from Diabetes UK Cymru recieving a cheque for £3000 from Andy and Phil (The Two Fat Cyclists) from recent fund raising events.
A massive thanks to Staff at Morfa Bay for hosting the event and also of course to all our friends old and new who either took part, raised money and came along to support our event.
See you all in 2011 if not before
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Last weekend saw the arrival of the RCT Youth Forum, a group combined of different youth services and organisations throughtout the Rhondda Cynon Taff. With over a hundred participants on-site the weekend was packed full of both activity and workshop sessions allowing the youth from differents areas to work alongside one another for the first time.
Activities on the programme included the mud assault course and team strategy which were greeted with entusiasm and endeavor by all those involved.
Morfa Bay looks forward to welcoming the RCT youth once again in the near future.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The tour began with collection of players and coaches (Chris Jones & Neil Boobyer) from Shannon Airport on Monday 15th February 2010 which followed a training session in Limerick and settling in to accommodation at Sixmilebridge, County Clare.
The second day involved a morning tour of Munster's impressive Thomond Park stadium and an afternoon fixture against Young Munster RFC which the Rhondda convincingly won 39 points to 3. A visit to the University of Limerick and its fantastic facilities was to follow for some pool thearpy shortly followed by a return journey to The Jamaica Inn for an evening meal and relaxation.
An early start on day three due to a late morning kick off against Thomond RFC meant that the team were on the coach ready to depart by 10:00hrs. Unlike the previous day Rhondda were put to the test from the start and even though the 'Valley Boys' were the eventual winners, the 24 points to 22 scoreline would suggest that there wasn't much in it.
The boys tour finished with an afternoon in Limerick city centre with a visit to the Munster Rugby Store and further shopping.
Special Thanks to;
Noel O'Meara (Munster Development Officer)
Maurice Hartery (Thomond Park Stadium)
Tony Casey (Young Munster RFC)
Young Munster RFC for their welcome and hospitality
Thomond RFC for their welcome and hospitality
Jamaica Inn, Sixmilebridge for the accommodation & fantastic food
Taf Valley Coaches, Whitland (Lionel) for the transport during the tour
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
biker Rowan Sorrell
with 16 years riding
experience, from racing
more recently downhill.
The skill of the designer
has enabled the
circuit to not only be
suited for Primary
children but can
and will even excite top adult mountain bikers.