ColegauCymru Sport Update


As we move into the second half of the spring term there is plenty of sporting activity to report on from the FE sector in Wales. ColegauCymru continues to develop opportunities for learners supported by our FE colleges, their staff and learners, promoting activity for young women and girls and learners with additional learning needs remains a priority for everyone involved. 

Ability Counts Football 9 February 2024 

Congratulations to Cardiff and Vale College on winning the Ability Counts Football Tournament in Cardiff, who won a closely fought final against a competitive Coleg Meirion Dwyfor team and will now go on to represent Wales at the AoC Sport National Championships in April. Thanks also to the teams from Coleg Gwent (Torfaen Learning Zone), Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) and Coleg Menai with a special mention to the L2 learners from Cardiff and Vale College who worked on the event as match officials and organisers. 


Our Netball representative team began their 2024 campaign on 17 February against Wales U17 at Cardiff’s House of Sport. The squad is coached by Emma Meredith (Coleg Gwent) and Sarah Lewis (Gower College Swansea) and is supported by staff from other colleges. A series of fixtures will take place between February and May 2024. These will include games against the Dragons U19s and an AoC Sport (England) representative team. Thanks to our sponsors Cardiff Metropolitan University for supporting the squad. 


Imogen Harris, Ava Featon, Evelyn Bray, Lila Heminghay, Alice Waygood, Amy Beynon, Megan Gwyther and Hannah Forkuoch (Gower Colleg Swansea); Caitlyn Reid Gordon, Maddison Perry, Olivia Llewellyn and Ruby Shorney (Coleg y Cymoedd); Megan Cotrell, Maddy Harford, Carys Higgs, Tyla Ambroi and Jocelyn Higgs (Coleg Gwent); Eloise Grover (Cardiff and Vale College); Bronwen Donovan (NPTC Group of Colleges); Nia Bullen and Gabby Chaplin (Coleg Sir Gâr). 

Women’s Football 

The Women’s Football squad have recently returned from Rome, competing in the Roma Caput Mundi International Tournament. Led by manager Sean Regan (Coleg Cambria) and head coach Claire O’Sullivan (Coleg y Cymoedd). The team faced a busy schedule of 3 fixtures in 4 days alongside some cultural visits. Congratulations to all involved and thanks to our sponsors University of South Wales Sport.  

Welsh Squad Selection: 

Charlotte Smith and Efa Preece-Jones (Coleg Gwent); Molly France, Sienna Strapp, Sophie Pemberton and Seren Cashen (Coleg Cambria); Maddie Williams, Ruby Day, Quianna Wheeler, Lauren Payne, Yasmin Wilcox, Ruby Medcraft, and Caitlin Watkins (Coleg y Cymoedd); Brooke Arthur, Erin Haris and Maddison Coles (Cardiff and Vale College); Menna Evans and Phoebe Ellis (Gr┼Áp Llandrillo Menai); Grace Philips (Bridgend College); Kelsey Thomas (Coleg Sir Gâr). 

Further Information 

Rob Baynham, Sport and Active Wellbeing Project Manager 

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