Let the Games begin
12:01pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A GROUP of Barry youngsters got the authorisation to climb and graffiti spray paint in Cardiff thanks to an anti-poverty initiative.
Barry Communities First team organised a day out for local youngsters, courtesy of Street Games Wales.
The Community Games event drew hundreds of young people to Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, last month, when youngsters aged 12 to 18 gathered from Wales to take part.
Youngsters from Barry tried out activities such as netball, football, hockey, tennis, table tennis, and basketball.
And taster sessions offered included climbing, roller skating, DJ-ing, graffiti spray painting, breakdancing, street and urban dance.
One of the participants, Lucy said: “I had fun crafting my own graffiti board and taking part in as many activities as I could get involved in.”
Communities First PCSO Kate Johnstone, who attended with fellow PCSO Nicola Smith, said: "It was a fantastic day for the group that attended from Barry. They got to take part in a variety of sports, some of which they had never tried before, and make use of the excellent sporting facilities in Cyncoed.
"The whole day was a complete success and, with the sun shining, turned out to be an excellent day for all those that attended."
Barry Communities First is a Welsh Government funded anti-poverty programme aimed at improving the health, prosperity and learning of residents in Gibbonsdown, Court, Castleland, Cadoc and Buttrills.
For details call Barry Communities First on 01446 709432 or email Communitiesfirst@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk