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Fair Play for Local Primary Schools

Sport students from NPTC Group of Colleges have picked up their whistles to help primary school children showcase their sporting talents.

Five primary schools from Neath Port Talbot battled it out to be crowned Tata Steel Wizards League Champions in rugby and netball. All league games have been played at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, with the College’s sports students officiating the matches.

Tywyn, Rhosafan, Coed Hirwaun, Cwmafan, and Ysgol Bae Baglan all competed in the rugby and netball finals, with Tywyn Primary School’s netball and rugby teams both taking the title of Tata Steel Wizards League champions.

Chris Davies, Commercial and Marketing Manager at Aberavon Rugby Club, said:

"We are extremely grateful to the staff and students at NPTC Group of Colleges for organising and officiating these matches. The students have been amazing and I hope that they have gained valuable experience from this partnership."

Helen Jones, NPTC Group of Colleges’ Sport Lecturer and Netball Academy Coach, added:

“The College is thrilled to be part of this fantastic partnership with Aberavon Community and TATA Steel.

“More than 20 of the College’s sports students from the Rugby and Netball Academies have been involved in this initiative as referees and umpires. These students have dedicated themselves to gaining industry recognised Coaching Award qualifications – in addition to their full-time studies – in order to allow them to oversee these matches.

“We are very excited to be involved with Aberavon RFC and Tata Steel, and proud to be able to offer the facilities at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. We are sure this relationship will continue long into the future, and this is something we are totally dedicated to supporting.”

Nia Singleton, Community Liaison Manager for Tata Steel Wales, said:

“The commitment from the children is commendable, and the benefits of sport, beyond fitness, include team-working skills, communication and fairness, and that’s what this partnership is all about."