During October Half Term the Detached Youth Work Team organised a 5-a-side tournament at Rhondda Sports Centre in Tylorstown where young people from all over RCT took part in a fun packed football day.
There were two age categories, Junior and Senior teams running on two courts. With all teams sorted and raring to go the whistle was blown and the fun begun! The junior teams got off to a great start and were flying ahead of the senior teams with some fantastic football skills. The senior category’s dedication to their individual teams was shown with their continuous support and team spirit for one another as the battle for the winning team commenced.
After some great skills and top goals the final results were revealed. In the Junior section it was Tylorstown V Penywaun and in the Senior, Ystrad V Llanharry. All the other teams watched in anticipation to see who would be crowned the winners. Tylorstown topped the winning award for the Junior category with Ystrad bagging the winning trophy for the Senior category.
All young people involved had a fantastic day and we definitely have some Wayne Rooney’s in RCT.
Detached Youth Work Team are looking to arrange this event again with bigger and better ideas to come.
Llwynypia young girls have had the opportunity to hold their very own girls group in their area with the support of the Detached Youth Worker and the Accreditation Team.
These girls have been taken part in skin and make up care and nail art previously with the detached youth worker but were looking for more information around their needs. Through consultation with the detached youth worker they formed their own group looking at relationships, friendships and sexual health, amongst other topics.
The girls take full running of this group and discuss issues relevant to them when they meet once a week at Llwynypia College. The girls have been enrolled on to the time banking scheme via Communities First and have now banked up a number of credits they want to use on pamper days out and bowling trips, amongst other rewards.
The group started back before Christmas and continues to thrive every week. The girls like their group because they believe it helps them discover themselves and be able to be themselves and openly discuss issues in an all girlie environment.