Community Leisure UK ezine
October 2021
Para Cycling Teams Train in Newport Ahead of 2020 Games

03 Sep 2021

This August the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales in Newport was proud to have hosted athletes who would be competing in the Paralympic Games.

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, riders from Great Britain Cycling Team’s Para cycling squad completed their final training preparations at the velodrome in Newport.

The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales has formerly been used to host the British team ahead of previous games including Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio in 2016.

The team was announced in July and included Dame Sarah Storey who would be competing in her eighth Paralympic Games in the C5 Individual Pursuit and C5 Time Trial. She was joined by athlete Crystal Lane-Wright, competing in the same events.

In the women’s B events (athletes who are blind or visually impaired), Lora Fachie and pilot Corrine Hall competed in the Individual Pursuit as well as the Kilo in their third games together whilst this was be the first Paralympics for Sophie Unwin and pilot Jenny Holl.

Joining them was be Helen Scott and Aileen McGlynn following the pair winning a silver medal in London 2012.

Also competing was gold medallist Kadeena Cox who will take part in the C4-5 500m Time Trial as well as the C1-5 Mixed Team Sprint, where she was joined by Jaco van Gass and Jody Cudy.

Van Gass competed in the C1-3 Kilo, C3 Individual Pursuit and C3 Time Trial whilst Jody Cundy, for whom it will be his seventh Paralympic Games, was looking to defend his C4-5 Kilo title.

Steve Bate and pilot Adam Duggleby competed in the men’s B events in the Individual Pursuit and Time Trial, whilst riders Neil Fachie and pilot Matt Rotherham plus James Ball and pilot Lewis Stewart competed in the Kilo and Individual Pursuits.

Fin Graham and Ben Watson were both representing ParalympicsGB for the first time in the men’s C3 category, along with Jaco van Gass.

Welshman James Ball said at the time: “The whole team very much enjoyed our training camp in Newport. The facility was perfect for our final preparations, and we head to Tokyo in the best possible shape. A big thanks to everyone at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales for their support and I’m particularly looking forward to doing Wales proud out in Tokyo.”

Newport Live, who are responsible for running the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales, are proud to also have supported other nations competing in this year’s Paralympic Games including the team from Singapore. The men’s tandem pair, Steve Tee and pilot Ang Kee Meng, will be competing in the men’s B Individual Pursuit and the Kilo.

The Singapore team said: “It’s been great working on this track. We really appreciate the facilities in the velodrome and the surrounding sports village, as well as the assistance from Newport Live in planning this camp. We definitely gained a lot from our time here, and especially from track coach Kyleigh Manners. Definitely looking forward to returning!”

Steve Ward, Chief Executive at Newport Live said “We are thrilled to have been able to welcome back the Great Britain Cycling Team’s Para cycling squad to the Geraint Thomas Velodrome.

“After having hosted the training camps for the Great Britain Cycling Team in July and seeing the fantastic results for riders including Laura and Jason Kenny, Katie Archibald, Matt Walls and the rest of the team, we hope that the Para cycling squad will also have great success.

“It has also been a great privilege to be able to support other nations competing in the Paralympic games and hope to welcome these teams back to the velodrome very soon as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.

“We once again wish these athletes every success as they continue to inspire cyclists across Newport and the nation to take up this fantastic sport. If you’re interested in taking up track cycling, get in touch with our team. Who knows, you could be the next Laura or Jason Kenny.”

Photograph: Picture by Will Palmer. Paralympic Track Practice session and holding camp ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Newport, Wales


back
Latest member news
Safeguarding Conference – Creating Safer Cultures
Community Leisure UK are holding a virtual Safeguarding Conference on Creating Safer Cultures on November 10th, in partnership with the Ann Craft Trust and Child Protection in Sport Unit.
read more...


Rossendale: Skiers visit town for race from across the UK
Skiers from all over the UK came to The Hill home of Ski Rossendale for the first Club National official race series to be based there in more than 10 years.
read more...


Redbridge residents mesmerised by Museum of the Moon exhibition
Vision RCL were overwhelmed with the fantastic response to their first Redbridge Outdoor Arts event this season. Featuring touring artwork Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram.
read more...


Local charity using sport to positively impact the lives of looked after and cared for children in Aberdeen
Funding has been officially extended to allow for an award-winning initiative to continue to provide opportunities for care experienced and looked after children in the Granite City.
read more...


FTH Theatre receives further £45,000 from emergency Covid-19 funds
Falkirk Community Trust is delighted to announce that Falkirk Town Hall (FTH Theatre), has received further funding of £45,832 in the latest round of emergency Covid-19 funds from the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland.
read more...


Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty MBE visits Workington Leisure Centre for swimming masterclass
Britain’s most decorated swimming Olympian Adam Peaty travelled from his Loughborough base, to inspire the next generation of Olympic hopefuls at Workington Leisure Centre on Tuesday 24th August 2021.
read more...


Highland Youth Parliament pushes ahead with mental health improvements
Members of the Highland Youth Parliament are working on plans to improve mental health support following their annual conference.
read more...


Mytime Active announce the launch of a new weight management programme with a difference
Health and wellness provider Mytime Active, are launching a new accredited weight management programme called “Healthy Habits”.
read more...


Active Tameside welcomes back British Cycling coach after Tour of Britain performance
Fresh from his participation in the star-studded Tour of Britain 2021, Go-Ride Community Cycling Coach Simon Wilson is back inspiring youngsters and two-wheel enthusiasts as part of an Active Tameside / British Cycling partnership.
read more...


Bolton Arena Tennis Academy Inspired by Emma Raducanu’s success at the US Open with BBC Breakfast News
This year Bolton Arena is celebrating 20 years of developing tennis across the area from grass roots through to regional and professional level tennis.
read more...


Royal Borough of Greenwich launches UK’s first ethically sourced ‘Eco’ library cards
Libraries in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have become the first in the country to move across to fully biodegradable library cards that are made in the UK, from ethically sourced materials.
read more...


SLT dive straight into new Swim England partnership
Langley Swimming Centre in Oldbury is the first Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) facility to take up a new training tool as part of an exciting five year partnership with Swim England.
read more...


HLH Libraries shortlisted for national award
High Life Highland’s libraries have been shortlisted for an award by the Scottish Library and Information Council.
read more...


Police Scotland North East Division and Sport Aberdeen working in partnership to positively impact young people
Police Scotland’s North East Division and award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen have teamed up with local organisations to host an event aimed at encouraging more young people to make the most of opportunities available to them throughout the city.
read more...


more Community Leisure UK member news >>
Business partner news
Endsleigh Insurance use their close relationship with the NUS to gain students' thoughts on leisure & cultural trusts
Originally established over 50 years ago to champion affordable insurance designed for students, Endsleigh are still the number one provider for students.
read more...


KK Thompson Legal 500 Recognition for the 2022 Rankings
On 29 September 2021 it was announced that KK Thompson has been recognised again for the fifth consecutive year as a leading law firm in the Legal 500 Rankings.
read more...


Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Sport England launches into digital fitness market with Studio You platform
Sport England has launched its own on-demand fitness platform, with the hope of inspiring teenage girls to get active through digital physical education (PE) lessons.
read more...
07 Oct 2021
Marge Mayne to step down as CEO of Mytime Active
Marg Mayne will stand down as CEO of Mytime Active next year, after more than seven years in the role.
read more...


05 Oct 2021
Pullman Power Fitness and Citroën create self-driving fitness pod concept
French car manufacturer Citroën and hotel brand Pullman Hotels & Resorts have partnered to create an autonomous "urban mobile platform", designed to allow people to explore cities while working out.
read more...


04 Oct 2021
Les Mills+ launches with live workouts – replaces Les Mills on Demand
Les Mills is expanding its digital operations by replacing its existing on-demand services with the launch of a new platform that adds live workouts to the mix.
read more...


30 Sep 2021
Barclays says UK set for £3.5 billion boost from leisure, fitness and spa industries
New research by Barclays Corporate Banking reveals that the leisure, fitness, spa and hospitality industries are bouncing back and look likely to contribute £3.5b (€4bn, US$4.7) more to the nation’s GDP this year than in 2019.
read more...


30 Sep 2021
Tanni to hand over as chair of ukactive in August 2022
Tanni Grey-Thompson has announced she will hand over her role as ukactive chair in August 2022, after more than six years driving the success of the organisation from the heart of government.
read more...


23 Sep 2021
Global Wellness Institute launches new initiative to bring healthy habits and wellness into the classroom
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has launched a new programme to help educators introduce young school kids to the importance and practice of physical and mental wellness.
read more...


23 Sep 2021
Study: focus on fitness, not weight loss, to cut dangers of obesity
People deemed obese should concentrate on exercise and staying fit – rather than dieting and weight loss – when it comes to cutting the risk of dying early.
read more...


22 Sep 2021
Swim England: 2,000 pools in danger of being lost forever
Swim England has warned that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever unless the government and local authorities "act immediately" and invest in replacing or refurbishing ageing facilities.
read more...


22 Sep 2021
National Fitness Day to get millions of people physically active
Sports Minister, Nigel Huddleston, has joined gym-goers this morning to kick-off the annual National Fitness Day, with thousands of free activities taking place across the UK.
read more...


21 Sep 2021
Until to launch high-end workspaces for fitness professionals
A new high-end workspace, designed for the use of personal trainers, coaches and other health and wellness professionals, will open in central London in November.
read more...


more industry news >>
Events
All weekly HR and finance meetings have been ceased. For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Job vacancies
Sports Club Manager
Salary: c£30,000 - £32,000+ pa
Location: Southall, UK
Company: Middlesex Badminton Dome
Read more and apply
Sports Development Officer
Salary: £29,615 - £34,304 pa
Location: Liverpool, UK
Company: University of Liverpool
Read more and apply
Operations Co-ordinator
Salary: £22,183 - £25,991pa
Location: Ammanford, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Business Co-ordinator - Dryside
Salary: £22,183* - £25,991* (*pro rata)
Location: Ammanford, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Leisure Operations Manager
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000pa
Location: Bideford, UK
Company: Torridge District Council
Read more and apply
Chief Executive Officer
Salary:
Location: Havant, UK
Company: Horizon Leisure Centres
Read more and apply
Assistant Manager (Facilities)
Salary: £28,672 - £32,910pa
Location: Newcastle Emlyn, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Customer Service Co-ordinator
Salary: £28,672 - £32,910pa
Location: Carmarthen, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Casual Swimming Teacher
Salary: £19,312* Fixed Point (*Pro-rata)
Location: Carmarthenshire, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Sales and Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover)
Salary: £25,481 - £29,577pa
Location: Carmarthen, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Customer Service Officer
Salary: £19,312 - £20,092pa
Location: Carmarthen, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Senior Swimming Teachers
Salary: £20,092* - £23,080* *Pro-rata)
Location: Llanelli, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Customer Service Assistant
Salary: £18,198* - £18,562* (*Pro rata)
Location: Ammanford, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Fitness Instructor
Salary: £19,312* - £20,092* (*pro rata)
Location: Llandovery, UK
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Read more and apply
Sport Operations Manager
Salary: £35,326 to £40,927
Location: Lancaster, UK
Company: Lancaster University
Read more and apply
more job vacancies >>
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Spatex 2022
Coventry, United Kingdom
more
07-10 Apr 2022
FIBO Global Fitness
Cologne, Germany
more
15-16 Jun 2022
Elevate
London, United Kingdom
more
01-07 Dec 2022
World Leisure Congress 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand
more
more diary dates >>
Business partners
Contact Community Leisure UK


Kirsty Cumming, Chief Executive

Tel: 020 7250 8263
[email protected]
Submit news


The Community Leisure UK ezine is published in association with leisureopportunities.co.uk

Please email news and images for consideration to [email protected]
Your subscription


To add a colleague to this mailing list click here

This e-zine is produced and distributed on behalf of Community Leisure UK by Leisure Media, publisher of Leisure Opportunities, HCM and Sports Management