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Community Trust hosts multi-sports event

Swansea City Community Trust recently hosted teams from Plymouth Argyle, Southampton and Portsmouth football clubs in a multi-sport event held at Brackla Sports Centre.

Held in conjunction with the Swans Community Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport, Premier League Girls Football and Premier League Kicks projects, the event saw participants from across the country take part and compete in basketball, tennis, table-tennis and football tournaments throughout the day.

The event was very successful for the teams who travelled from Swansea who were crowned the overall winners of the day, as well as winners of the individual basketball, tennis, table-tennis and girls football tournaments.

“It was really good to see everyone enjoying themselves, having fun and putting the skills they have learnt through our Community Trust projects into practice in games against other Premier League and EFL Clubs,” said Craig, our PL4Sport Project co-ordinator.

“I’d like to thank all coaches, volunteers and players for making it a great day for all,” finished Craig.

“It was a great day, showing what sport can do and bringing young people from all backgrounds together – this is what the Premier League 4 Sport programme is all about!” added Ollie Morton, PL4Sport and PL Women and Girls Project Officer for the Saints Foundation. “I am extremely proud of the 11 students that we took up to Swansea, representing the Saints Foundation,” he continued.

The event also proved to be enjoyable for all participants involved, “I had a good time today playing the sports that I enjoy, and it’s really good to see people having a great time,” said Tony, a Saints Foundation participant.

Najma, another Saints Foundation participant added, “I really enjoyed my time here in Swansea trying different sports!”

Ryan Hooper, social inclusion officer for Plymouth Argyle Community Trust noted the benefits of bringing participants from across the country together.

“It was great to be able to get together as a region and facilitate the young people in these different sports. With the geographical spread of the South West clubs it is not always easy to give these young people a chance to compete, so this competition was the perfect opportunity to be able to do so.

“A great day was had by all and each sport was very well represented, with the participants giving 100% from start to finish,” said Ryan.

Ryan also hopes that more multi-sport events like this between the clubs will take place in the future, “It was a great advert for our respective PL4Sport projects and will hopefully be the first of many in the coming years.”

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