Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust are proud to work with a number of partners in the local and regional community. The majority of our community partnerships are non-financial and involve creating opportunities to stage joint events and activities which will benefit the local community. If you are interested in becoming a community partner with Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust please contact us for details.
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.
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).
Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust has agreed a partnership with Capitol Volkswagen that will support its community engagement ambitions for 2017. Capitol Volkswagen will be providing the Trust with a large 7-seater MPV, which is set to provide a lifeline to people at risk of loneliness and isolation.
This partnership is a great example of local business engaging with its community and will enable the Trust to safely transport people who may be isolated because of ill health, vulnerability or access difficulties, to and from activities, groups and social activities taking place within its venues.
Head of Cultural Services at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust, Jane Sellwood, said: “We recognise that often the greatest barrier to people participating in activities and events within their local community is a lack of accessible transport.
“We have a huge range of activities and events going on across the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust throughout the year and the generous support of Capitol Volkswagen Merthyr Tydfil in donating this brand new vehicle means that participating becomes a possibility for many people again.
Thanks to Colin Laver Heating- new partners with Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust- who have generously sponsored Joseph Parry's Ironworkers' Cottage (part of the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust Museum Service) enabling us to relaunch the Museum this May.
Colin Laver Heating, based in Pontypridd, has backed plans to re-establish the popular local attraction, which is now managed by the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust. The company has funded restoration work, new information boards, brochures and leaflets at the Museum in an effort to attract more tourists to visit the famous composer’s place of birth.