Entries by Paul

Wales Sport Awards 2017 Inspirational Finalists Revealed.

Sport Wales and BBC Wales have today (30 October) announced the final fifteen nominees who will compete for the community awards at this year’s prestigious Wales Sport Awards. The finalists were short-listed from a record number of nominations across five different categories. The five awards celebrate the hard work and impact that Wales’ volunteers, coaches, […]

BBC WALES AND SPORT WALES START SEARCH FOR BEST OF WELSH SPORT IN 2017

The search is on for inspiring individuals and organisations involved in sport as nominations open for the Wales Sport Awards 2017. BBC Wales and Sport Wales are today (11 September 2017) looking for the community coaches and volunteers in Wales who are rousing more people to take part in sport and exercise. As well as […]

CHRIS COLEMAN TO RECEIVE SPECIAL HONOUR AT WALES SPORT AWARDS 2016

The man who guided Wales to the semi-finals of the European football championships will be honoured this evening (Monday 5 December) with a Special Recognition Award at the Wales Sport Awards 2016. Wales manager Chris Coleman will receive the award for his outstanding achievements in charge of the national team, at the glittering ceremony at […]

PEMBROKESHIRE CRICKET STALWART TO PICK UP LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD

After more than 40 years as a driving force of Welsh cricket, Nick Evans will receive the community lifetime achievement award at Wales Sport Awards 2016. The 76 year-old from Narberth in Pembrokeshire has been credited as a pioneer of community coaching and for the development of the women’s game. He will be recognised for […]

Cwmbran coach Vicki Randall is BBC Wales Sport’s Unsung Hero 2016

A volunteer netball and football coach from Cwmbran, who has encouraged more than 200 girls to play sport every week, has today been named as BBC Wales Sport’s Unsung Hero for 2016. PE teacher Vicki Randall, 29, set up Cwmbran Youth netball club in 2009 with just five girls. It now has 14 teams. Three […]

Young Volunteer of the Year Finalist – Megan Curling

She may only be 16 but Megan Curling is on a mission: to change the lives of girls in Bridgend for the better. A tall order indeed but already this impressive teenager, a Gold Young Ambassador for Bridgend, is making a difference: “In my school, girls have become more confident. We put on activities such […]

Volunteer of the Year Finalist – Delyth Jones

It seems Delyth Jones lives and breathes to be at the pool: “Well, yes. A lot of people do say I live at the place,” she laughs. Her time commitment rivals that of her full-time job in the NHS. She is poolside every day apart from Saturday and when she is actually at home, she […]

Coach to Disabled People of the Year Finalist – Emily Griffiths

She claims swimming is “the most unsociable sport ever” but Emily Griffiths cannot imagine a life where she isn’t coaching poolside. She is the Head Coach of the South Wales Titans – a Paralympic swim academy straddling Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend; cultivating talent from pools in each of the three areas: “Our […]

Young Coach of the Year Finalist – Daniel Johnsey

Daniel Johnsey says he is alive today because of swimming. He was 11 and waiting for a school bus when he was knocked down by a car travelling at speed. He suffered a severe head injury, a broken pelvis and arm while his left foot was almost severed. In a coma for 10 days and […]