Nantgarw campus crowned Cymoedd’s Five a Side Champions
A group of learners studying at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw campus recently held a successful Inter Campus Five a Side Tournament.
The second year Football Academy learners organised the annual competition as part of their course, which includes a variety of topics such as training and fitness, assessing risk, sports coaching, sports development and practical team sports; plus specialist areas including sports injuries, rules/regulations and officiating, exercise, psychology for sports performance and instructing physical activity and exercise.
Over 70 learners from the Aberdare, Nantgarw, Rhondda and Ystrad Mynach campuses signed up to the tournament; eager to show off their ‘soccer skills’.
Even the wet start could not dampen their enthusiasm as they travelled to the venue at the University of South Wales playing fields.
Following some serious team talks on tactics the event kicked off, with learners displaying some excellent ball skills and superb sportsmanship.
After three hours of competition, the Manchester United Team of Nantgarw campus pipped the Liverpool Team of Aberdare campus to the trophy, which was presented by Phil Thomas, Head of Men’s Football at Coleg y Cymoedd.
Congratulating the learners Phil said” The event was a huge success and a credit to everyone involved with the planning of the tournament. The learners enjoyed the opportunity to represent their campuses and some competitive football took place. The nomination for Player of the Tournament was a hard call as so many learners played to a very high standard, however the award went to Kane Wall, Plumbing learner at the Nantgarw campus”.