The rain luckily held off for the Wales YFC Sports Day on 19th June this year, where many of our talented members turned up to compete at Brecon Leisure Centre.
Starting at 10am, the morning consisted of the team competitions; Touch Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Ladies “Rush” Hockey and Men’s Dodgeball.
Carmarthenshire came first in the Men’s Dodgeball, where we were fortunate enough to have representatives from Rhondda Dragons Dodgeball Club to volunteer their time, kit and expertise. The competition was a great success, and although competitive, the atmosphere was an extremely fun one! Second place went to Gwent Federation, and third to Brecknock.
On the AstroTurf, the ladies “rush” hockey took place, with Brecknock winning first place with their fast and precise shots. Radnor came a close second, with Gwent following in third place.
The adrenaline-pumping Ultimate Frisbee went down well with our younger members, testing their agility and catching skills in a new and exciting competition. Brecknock reached the top, and Ceredigion achieved second, therefore both teams will be going forward representing Wales at the NFYFC Sports Day in July. Pembrokeshire achieved third place. That wasn’t the last we saw of Brecknock’s achievements, as their touch rugby team also came in first place, Carmarthenshire in Second and Pembrokeshire in third.
Once the team competitions were complete and members and supporters were all re-fuelled with delicious burgers from the Hungry Hut and refreshing ice creams from Llanfaes Dairy, the Athletics portion of the day began. Athletics have never previously been a part of the Sports Day programme, however the standard of talent from our members was clear to see.
We started with the field events, where members took part in shotput, discus, high-jump and long-jump competitions. These were split between male and female, and all ages; under 14s, under 16s, under 21s, and under 28s. For the full results, please visit our website yfc.wales. Following on from the field competitions, it was on to the track for the competitors, with the 100m, 800m and relay competitions, with successes all round. We are very grateful to Brecon Athletics club for volunteering their time and expertise during all the athletics events, and to Brecon Leisure centre for their assistance and fantastic facilities for our members to compete in such a professional setting.
The overall winners of the Sports Day will be announced at the Wales YFC Council on 3rd July at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.