A group of fifty Cymoedd learners recently supported Caerphillyâ€™s own Football World Cup for Primary schools; which took place at the Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach.
The Level 3 Sport Learners â€“ Years 1 & 2 who are studying at the Ystrad Mynach campus assisted with the event which was organised by Sport Caerphilly and sponsored by the FAW Trust.
Over 500 pupils from across the 46 primary schools across the County Borough attended the event which was planned to coincide with the FIFA World Cup which will be held in Russia this summer; each school representing a different country.
The college learners played an instrumental part of the event, officiating the matches between the enthusiastic Year 5 & 6 pupils. Their involvement was recognised by Cllr. David Poole, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council who thanked them for their involvement with the event.
Lisa Reynolds â€“ BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Co-ordinator commentedâ€ What a brilliant event, the learners were able to see what is involved when running a large scale tournament. As the learners work closely with Caerphilly Sports Development, they knew what was expected of themâ€.
Caitlin Morris studying on the BTEC course saidâ€ The children were really excited about playing and we enjoyed the coaching and refereeing. The event was the biggest that we have been involved with, especially we got to coach a range of abilitiesâ€.
Spectators at the event were joined by representatives from the FAW Trust, Welsh Government and Sport Wales who are keen to see more young players encouraged to engage with local football community clubs.
Rhondda Cynon Taff