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6 September 2012
This Summer to celebrate the Olympics the LC Swansea set up the LC Summer Sport School wherby each week we had a course in a different Olympic Sport.
Last week we dedicated the whole week to Gymnastics. Over the five mornings all of the children developed their skills with our UK Coaching Certificate Level Two Gymnastic coaches. Sasha Griffiths-Jones, one of the coaches, said ‘It was great to see all the children enjoying themselves and watching their skills improve’.
Well done to all of those children involved- we hope to see you as many of you as possible at the LC Gymnastics club, every Tuesday night from 4 o’clock.
Check out the other kids courses that we offer in our brand NEW We've Got It Covered programme!
16 August 2012
The second week of the LC Summer Sports School was again a brilliant success!
Hannah Phillips, LC Coach said:
"For the duration of the week myself and Hayley carried out activities that would help players improve on their shooting, defending and attacking skills. For the last 30 minutes of each session the girls would split into teams for a match against each other, where they could put all they had learnt so far into the game, which was done excellently, well done girls!
Each player was unique in their own way, they all done fantastic as individuals and also as a team, considering the girls had not played together before. It was a pleasure to coach these girls and we look forward to seeing you all taking part in our new Netball course which will be starting in September!"
9 August 2012
On Saturday 4th August a 2 hour Zumbathon was held at the LC Swansea to raise money for leading Welsh mental health charity, Gofal. A brilliant turnout on the day with over 40 people taking part all helping to raise awareness of mental ill health in Wales and a fantastic amount of just over £500 was raised for the charity.
Gofal supports thousands of people throughout Wales providing a range of services to support individuals’ independence, enhance their mental health & wellbeing and promote recovery. The money raised during this event will be directly used to enhance the support they provide to those experiencing mental ill health.
Gofal would like to thank everyone who took part in the Zumbathon and for the fantastic effort they put in to raise money to improve the lives of people throughout Wales. For information on the support services Gofal provide please visit their website www.gofal.org.uk or you can find them on Twitter and Facebook.
9 August 2012
The first week of The LC’s Summer Sports School kicked off with Athletics and was a fantastic week for all involved!
Tom Hazelden, LC Athletics Coach said:
"Over the five days all of the children developed their skills in line with Swansea Harrier’s ‘Run, Jump and Throw’ athletics scheme. It was great to see the children’s confidence and skills improve in events such as sprints, hurdles, long jump, javelin and discus in such a short space of time. The week finished with an Olympic themed competition where the children were able to demonstrate their new skills and talents. Well done to all the children who took part, we hope you had as much fun as we did, and we hope to see you all as soon at the LC Swansea Harriers club which take place every Wednesday at 5pm!"
18 May 2012
Peak Team Leader and Harriers Coach, Rhys Williams tells us about the LC Harriers Athletics Club
"Swansea harriers have partnered up with the LC to set up a satellite club targeting 7-10 Year olds, the satellite club is an amazing opportunity for youngsters to come and have fun while developing new skills and meeting new people. With the Olympics in London this year there is a big focus on the athletics with Dai Green flying the flag for wales and Swansea harriers, the satellite club can help young athletes develop there hidden talents but it also gives them the opportunity to experience different events. I think it is important that we try to push a sport which sometimes gets overlooked by rugby and football and even schools put athletics in the background. Athletics is and individual sport which shows true talent. Since we have started the satellite club hear at the LC we have had great support and a lot of young athletes showing good potential for the future, the sessions are every Wednesday between 5-6.15pm. We focus on basic but essential technique to help young athletes progress, but we also allow them to have fun at the same time playing games for warm up and cool down and also have small competitions putting them in a competitive environment. During the summer holidays we will not be stopping the sessions, I think with Olympic fever it is important to carry that on through the grass roots. So come along and try out new skills and most important come and have fun."
5 March 2012
After having such a great time at last year’s LC’s birthday event, Bobadeg are thrilled to be coming back to celebrate another birthday for the LC.
At this year’s event, Bobadeg's fun-packed, personalised books and learning activities will be brought to life again through lots of fun interactive activities.
Our giant ‘fuzzy felt’ scene, that was such a great hit with the children last year, will be back again. The felt characters were cuddled, thrown and turned upside down to create some funny, fabulous and fuddled scenes. We know that the children will have even more fun with them this year.
Our colouring in and picture-making zone will be there again. We are sure that the children’s concentration and creative flair will easily be matched this year. We are looking forward to handing out lots of stickers for the fabulous artwork that will be created and adding photos of these creations to our website gallery.
As well as repeating these very popular activities from last years event we will also be carrying out a couple of new activities – these remain top secret but we know that the children will love them!
For those of you who are feeling lucky we will be running a prize draw again to win a Bobadeg personalised book, which will feature your child’s photo and name throughout the story. Last year’s winner, Mrs R. Bond from Cwmdu was thrilled to have won, commenting "thank you so much, Nessa loved playing and colouring with you and was so excited to see her picture!'
We are really looking forward to seeing you at the LC on Saturday the 10th of March and hope the children are feeling very creative, full of energ