MERTHYR LEISURE CENTRE CHILDRENS SOCCER CAMPS MAKE EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT WITH PJSS ELITE ACADEMY
Young footballers attending Merthyr Leisure Centre’s school holiday soccer camps could now find themselves scouted by top clubs thanks to a brand new partnership.
Merthyr Leisure Centre, represented by Community Sports Development Officer Lisa Jones, is honoured to announce a new partnership with PJSS Elite Academy, a soccer sporting academy for children and young people headed by former Cardiff City and Welsh International footballer Paul Parry and Bristol City and Newport County player Darren Jones.
With almost 35 years’ experience in professional football between them, Paul and Darren, along with PJSS Head of Talent Identification Simon Grist, provide a link with Bristol City for new and emerging young talent as well as running the Academy from their base in Newport. The partnership will see PJSS Elite now bring their unique style of coaching to the Merthyr Centre to support half term Soccer Camp classes for 5-14 year olds with additional support offered for term time Soccer Skill sessions (Mondays and Tuesdays).
Paul said: “When Darren and I had learnt of a possible affiliation with Merthyr Leisure Centre, we jumped at the opportunity with both hands. There is so much talent here, and to be able to offer those young players a pathway into elite football is fantastic.
“Our Development Centre at Newport, just a short journey away is a great environment to come into, for young aspiring players to learn and develop, from the high standard of coaching we provide. With our association to Bristol City, those showing a high level of talent can move onto bigger stages through the PJSS pathway.
Lisa says the partnership will create excellent opportunities for the growing number of young people who attend sessions and show considerable promise.
“Over the past few years our Soccer Camps have been enjoyed by hundreds of children and young people, many of whom have gone onto have trials and opportunities at clubs across Wales and the wider UK”, said Lisa.
“This new link with PJSS Elite Academy provides a huge boost for our sports camps and we are excited to see the opportunities working together will open up for young people in Merthyr Tydfil.”
Booking for the February Half Term Soccer Camps opens next week(Monday February 5th ).
Please contact Merthyr Leisure Centre on 01685 727476 for details.
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!!
LOCAL BUSINESSMAN SPONSORS FREE BREAKFASTS FOR NEW KIDS SPORTS CAMPS
A local businessman is backing our brand new children’s sports camps at Merthyr Leisure Centre, sponsoring free breakfasts for all children who attend.
Dad of two and dedicated sports fan James Wheatcroft, owner of local company Mogsy Belle, is making his pledge as we excitedly announce our new five-day camps which will kick off just in time for February half term.
Offering a fun daily schedule of multi sports, team games and quizzes; and now running from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday throughout half term, the activity camps are priced at just £10 per day with the option to pre book four days and get the fifth day completely FREE.
Children will also now start their day at 8.30am with a breakfast of juice, toast and cereal, all of which has been funded by Mr Wheatcroft.
Mr Wheatcroft with son Morgan and Merthyr Leisure Officer Lisa
“Merthyr is renowned for its great sporting achievements and we have lots of talent to celebrate and shout about”, said James, of Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil
“As a local business, and as the dad of a six year old who loves football, I am delighted to be able to support the new sessions with Lisa and the Merthyr Leisure team. It is great to see so much sport on offer for children in Merthyr and I hope the sponsorship will give kids a great start for what I am sure will be a fun-filled week.”
Lisa Jones, Community Sport Development Officer at Merthyr Leisure, added: “We want to say a huge thanks to James for his generosity in supporting us. By expanding the sessions and providing breakfast we hope we have made it possible for more children to take part and enjoy. We look forward to some great sessions in February!”
Booking for the February Half Term Children’s Sports Camps is open. For details please call us on 01685 727452.
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Mermaid and Sharks at Merthyr Leisure Centre
Brand new to Merthyr Leisure Centre, Mermaid and Shark Swim Sessions for children aged 4 and over. Taking place every Wednesday 6pm and 6.30pm we are pleased to offer a block of five sessions at the introductory price of £25.
Each session features lots of fun swimming activities for children to enjoy (Participants must meet criteria listed below). Booking is essential, please contact the Swimming Team for details on 01685 727476 or 01685 727363. Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Sky Ultimate Package comes to Merthyr Leisure Centre Fitness Suite.
We are delighted to announce that gym customers at Merthyr Leisure Centre can now view a range of premier sporting events thanks to our brand new Sky Ultimate package.
This is available on screens and a range of fitness machines in our Merthyr Leisure Centre gym. Sky music channels are also available to help motivate you as you work out.
Speak to staff for details!