My main role within County in the Community consists of overseeing all aspects of our delivery within primary schools across Gwent. This work includes;
As well as delivering these lessons in our partner schools, a main role as the School Sport Coordinator is to develop and maintain positive relationships with the organisations we work closely with, such as – The Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF), The EFL Trust, Ferrero/Kinder and local sport development units. Over the past 2 years our work within primary schools has seen us engage more than 5,000 youngsters from Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Islwyn.
In addition to the main role of School Sport Coordinator, I also oversee the Newport County Ladies AFC team. The side operate in the South Wales Womens’ & Girls League Division 1 and are open to females aged sixteen years of age and older. We are based at Llanwern High School, where the team both train on Tuesday evenings and play matches on a Sunday afternoon.
Another of my responsibilities is to oversee the running of our Newport County AFC Soccer Camps. These 3 day camps are enrolled during every school holiday and cater to 50+ boys/girls on each day. The first two days of the camps are centred solely around football, developing skills as well as providing a safe and structured competition for everyone attending. The final day then consists of various sports, giving youngsters the opportunity to try their hand at activities they may not have had access to previously. Our camps are linked in to the work we do with the EFL Trust and Kinder to emphasis healthy eating, as well as offering a set number of free places to pupils in our partner schools for each of the 3 days.
If you'd like more information on how County in the Community is making a difference in your local area or if you'd like to speak to one of our team, then please contact us!