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Swans Stars back Premier League 4 Sport project

Swans players Scott Tancock and Dai Cornell were in Pontardawe this month to challenge children to table tennis as part of a Premier League 4 Sport programme at Cwmtawe School.

The project is backed by Swans Community Trust and run in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Physical Activity and Sport Service (PASS), aiming to give young people in the local area aged 12-19 more opportunity to try new sports.

Over a hundred children across South West Wales regularly take part in the weekly after school activities run under the guidance of Swans Community Trust coaches.

Tom Williams, Premier League 4 Sport Coordinator from Swansea City Community Trust said:

“The Premier League 4 Sport project aims to get as many children as possible involved in sport under the brand of Swansea City and the Premier League.

“We have three target sports – tennis, hockey and table tennis – and run various sessions throughout Swansea, Carmarthen and Neath - offering free fun taster sessions.

“Uptake so far has been fantastic, the children have really embraced the project.

“It offers them the chance to try a new sport in a relaxed environment with the opportunity go on to represent the Swans in the three sports against other Premier League teams taking part in the project.

Swans players Scott Tancock and Dai Cornell came to see the Premier League 4 Sport project in action after hearing about it.

Scott said: “It’s a great opportunity for kids to experience a new sport, you can see there is some talent here.

“I really enjoy table tennis and play with my mates now and again, I took it back up whilst on loan at Newport recently.

Dai Cornell added: “It’s great to see this project in action, you can see the enjoyment these young girls and boys are getting from it.

“The standard is good from every table and it’s great to see a different kind of sport being played in schools.”

The Swans pair had the chance to go head-to-head against each other with Dai running out the narrow winner before the duo played children from the project.

The Premier League 4 Sport project has engaged with around 320 young people since the start of the season. If you would like to find out how you could get involved please contact the project co-ordinator Thomas Williams:

Email: thomas@scfcommunitytrust.co.uk  

Tel: 07848 655 128 

Twitter: @SwanseaCityPL4S

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