Following the rousing success of our third FE Multisport event in Pembrey earlier this year, Welsh Triathlon in partnership with ColegauCymru hosted its first ever North Wales event which took place in Rhyl. The event was managed as part of the ColegauCymru Active Wellbeing Project and connects with Sport Wales and Welsh government funding for Active Wellbeing in FE in Wales.
Over 100 learners from three North Wales college campuses took part in the Tri Active Cymru Try a Try event, the majority of which were experiencing a Multisport format for the very first time. The event supported a fully inclusive approach where learners and staff participated alongside each other at whatever level suited them whilst incorporating some challenge.
20% of the learners participating had additional learning needs but all equipment provided. We worked with Cycle Power and Disability Sport Wales to ensure that we had adaptive cycles available for participants who may not have been confident riding a bicycle, and to make sure that activity was as inclusive as possible.
Cara Baker from Rhyl College said “Thanks for a great event. The public services students and staff at Rhyl had a great day. They wore their medals with pride all afternoon!”
It is hoped that this is the first of many to come and the partners are already looking at opportunities to further enhance provision of this nature throughout Wales. Rhyl, and we look forward to returning.
We would also like to thank the following organisations who helped in the lead up and on the day of the event: Welsh Cycling, Disability Sport Wales, The Outdoor Partnership, Coleg Cambria, Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Actif North Wales and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.