Children from around the county were handed a ‘moment to shine’ when encouraged to take part in various sporting activities.
Keen to make the most of the euphoria and enthusiasm ignited by the Olympic Torch Relay, a variety of ‘come and try’ sports sessions were held at Sir Thomas Picton School and Fishguard Leisure Centre to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic torch on Sunday, May 27th.
The sessions were organised by Sport Pembrokeshire, along with Pembrokeshire Leisure —the leisure services team at the County Council — and local voluntary sector clubs.
The events, which received sponsorship from ‘Valero’s ‘Leading Partners in Sport’ programme, attracted over 300 children to take part .
Big crowds and uninterrupted sunshine added to the possible once in a lifetime occasion Councillor Elwyn Morse, Cabinet spokesperson for Culture, Sport and Leisure said: “We are hoping that by introducing children to a range of sports on this momentous day, that they will join one of the clubs and continue their sports participation.”
The clubs that contributed to the success of the day were: Haverfordwest Hockey Club, Haverfordwest Judo Club, Neyland Judo Club, Tenby Tennis Club, Pembroke Men’s Hockey Club, Pembrokeshire Harriers, Crymych Boccia Club, Haverfordwest Hurricanes Wheelchair Basketball Club, The Fort Archers, Fishguard Flyers Swimming Club, Fishguard Gymnastics Club and Fishguard Hockey Club.
Councillor Morse added: “It was a perfect way to round off the torch relay in Pembrokeshire and even more children will now hopefully be inspired to take part in sport during this very special Olympic year.”