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Sports clubs thriving at Narberth school

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Captain Cymru: With pupils at Narberth CP School enjoying being fit and healthy

Captain Cymru: With pupils at Narberth CP School enjoying being fit and healthy

LUNCHTIME sports clubs at Narberth CP School have attracted more than 100 children this year term alone – but they’re not just enjoyed by the pupils, they’re also organised by them!

The school’s Bronze Young Ambassadors have been enthusiastically planning and delivering rugby, football and multiskills sessions, much to the delight of other pupils.

“The clubs have been very popular and the ambassadors have been extremely busy,” said Rhian Williams, deputy headteacher at the school. “They’ve been an inspiration to their peers.”

The 10 ambassadors from years 5 and 6 (aged nine to eleven) have also been responsible for helping the school to raise £1,600 for thyroid cancer support as part of the ‘November Challenge’.

They were inspired to take up the Challenge after attending a Sport Pembrokeshire conference at Haverfordwest, which introduced them to their new roles as Bronze Young Ambassadors and included an inspirational workshop from November Challenge organiser Matthew Evans.

Matthew – aka Captain Cymru – and his team from Activity Wales asked participants to walk, cycle or run one mile a day for the whole of November to raise money for thyroid cancer support.

The ambassadors at Narberth immediately signed up their school to the challenge which resulted in more than 120 pupils between the age of five and 11 walking, scooting, running, swimming and cycling a mile every day and recording their mileage.

The ambassadors helped to facilitate the event by organising letters, measuring the mile track, encouraging pupils to complete their challenge and setting themselves as role models.

Wyndham Williams, Active Young People officer for Sport Pembrokeshire said: “It is so pleasing to see these inspirational Bronze Young Ambassadors making such an impact on the health and well-being of their fellow school pupils.

“The variety of lunchtime clubs run and organised on a weekly basis at Narberth School is making big steps towards Sport Pembrokeshire’s target for getting every child hooked on sport.”

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Signed Wales shirts gifted to RNLI go up for auction

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FOLLOWING a winning start to the Six Nations Tournament, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have scored a winning try for the RNLI, gifting six signed rugby shirts to help save lives at sea.

Each rugby shirt has been signed by the full WRU squad and are accompanied by a certificate of authentication – a winning prize for any Welsh rugby fan.

To avoid a ruck for the WRU shirts the charity has placed all six signed shirts on an online auction, ensuring a fair game for all who wish to win the golden prize. The auction will be live until Wednesday, March 31, which allows plenty of time for supporters to bid for the team in red.

Each signed shirt includes Wales Captain, Mumbles RNLI supporter and the most capped international player of all time Alun Wyn Jones; as well as Louis Rees-Zammit, the Man of the Match in the nail-biting Scotland v Wales game.

Nick Evans, RNLI Fundraising and Partnership Lead said: ‘On behalf of the charity I would like to say a big thank you to the Welsh Rugby Union for donating these fantastic prizes to the RNLI. RNLI volunteers are on call 24-7 and are often called away from important events such as family celebrations – or international rugby tournaments – to respond to the pager if someone is in trouble at sea.

‘Like all charities, 2020 was a challenging year for the RNLI when all traditional fundraising had to stop – all our shops were closed, there were no collections and all events had to be cancelled. This is why we at the RNLI are so grateful to all the team at WRU for their ongoing support. The auction is now live and we would like to encourage all Wales rugby supporters to throw the RNLI a lifeline and place their bid for the winning prize.’

To place a bid or find out more about the charity auction please visit https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/rnliwru.

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Five subs to be allowed for JD Cymru Premier clubs

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THE FAW’s National Leagues Board has confirmed that JD Cymru Premier clubs will be permitted to make five substitutions in matches, in accordance with the Laws of the Game, until the end of the 2020-21 top-flight season.

FIFA extended the use of the rule, which was first introduced following the COVID-19 outbreak, citing “player welfare” as part of the reason for the temporary amendment to Law 3 of the Laws of the Game.

FIFA stated that “Some competitions which resumed in 2020 may have a shorter-than-usual recovery/preparation period before the start of their next season.”

“For many competitions, the 2020/21 season will involve matches being played in a condensed period due to a delayed start and the inability to end later than usual because of major international tournaments.”

With the JD Cymru Premier set to restart on March 2, the National Leagues Board has approved the use of the rule in the JD Cymru Premier until the end of the current campaign.

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Haverfordwest County’s remaining phase 1 fixtures released

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HAVERFORDWEST County will return to action on Saturday, March 6, with a home game against Cardiff Met University.

The JD Cymru Premier has been granted elite status by the National Sports Group once again and the FAW has announced the rescheduled fixtures.

The first fixture upon the return will see Newtown AFC host Penybont on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 live on Facebook via Sgorio’s platforms.

Bala Town travel to The New Saints on Sgorio on March 6, 2021 with a 5pm kick off.

This will be followed by a full host of fixtures on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The new calendar sees clubs play their final six matches of Phase One, which is now due to be completed on April 4, 2021.

Haverfordwest County’s remaining fixtures for phase 1 are listed below.

March 6 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v Cardiff Met University FC

March 9 – 19:45

Aberystwyth Town FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 13 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v The New Saints FC

March 20 – 14:30

Connah’s Quay Nomads FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 27 – 14:30

Newtown AFC v Haverfordwest County FC

April 2 – 17:00

Penybont FC v Haverfordwest County FC

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