To deliver netball using Welsh and to engage with refugees in Lampeter.
Llewod Llambed – otherwise known as Lampeter Lionesses – may be a small club but it has big ambitions.
The club’s commitment to offering netball using the Welsh language really stood out to Sport Wales in their application to the Be Active Wales Fund. With their funding, the Lionesses are training up their Welsh speaking members to become coaches and umpires. Fantastic!
And now, they are on a mission to reach out to Syrian, Afghan and Ukrainian families who have resettled in the area. Already in talks with Ceredigion’s Refugee Resettlement Officer, the club is keen to welcome families who fancy meeting new people and playing netball.
“We want those who are resettled in the area to feel part of our community and have the same opportunities to participate in sport as everyone else. Sport can overcome the barriers of language and culture, and its impact can rebuild, heal, empower and create change,” says Llewod Llambed’s club coach, Alex Fox.
The club received a Sport Wales grant of more than £1800 to invest in equipment, venue hire as well as umpiring and coaching courses. We can’t wait to see how they get on.
You can find out more about the club on its Facebook page.
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