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Saturday 13 May 2017 saw the return of the annual Newport Us Girls Rocks event to the Newport Centre and over 700 women and girls attended. Organised by Newport Live’s Sports Development Team. Newport Us Girls Rocks is a mass participation event held once a year as part of a wider Us Girls programme. The aim is to reduce the barriers to female participation, engaging with a variety of semi active or sedentary females from across Newport.

  

Fifteen-year-old Megan Allison from the City of Newport Swimming Club has been selected to represent Wales in the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017. 

Newport teenager Megan, who attends Rougemont School, Newport and trains at the City of Newport Swimming Club has been selected for the Games, which will take place on the 19-23 July 2017, alongside 10 swimmers and only 39 athletes in total across the whole of Wales.

This prestigious opportunity is testament to Megan’s commitment, passion, dedication and hours of hard training. Megan trains sixteen hours a week starting at 6am before school and then trains again after school for a further two hours. James Goodwin, Head Coach of City of Newport Swimming Club said proudly,”I have coached Megan for the last four years, and can quite safely say, not only is Megan one of the toughest swimmers I have ever coached, as you would expect for a 200m Butterfly swimmer, but she is also one of the most determined and motivated.”

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ChARTism on The Hill The Riverfront workshops

Artists, community groups and politicians will gather to launch ChARTism on the Hill; a new ‘democracy trail’ on the route the Chartists walked on 4th November 1839.

Newport Live will be joining the Pickleball Craze, set to sweep the nation…

A lively racquet game for all abilities is about to be launched at the Newport Centre. Pickleball is a fun game that has been designed to be easy to learn and play, whether you are five, eighty-five or anywhere in between! This sport is also low impact on the joints, so is ideal for someone with minor mobility problems. Pickleball will be launched at the Newport Centre on Wednesday 17 May 2017, 10am-12pm with a FREE taster, for people to come along and give it a try!

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ALL THE WOMEN, WHO INDEPENDENT, THROW YOUR HANDS UP AT ME!

Saturday 13 May 2017 will see the return of the annual Newport Us Girls Rocks event to the Newport Centre. Organised by Newport Live’s Sports Development Team, Newport Us Girls Rocks is a mass participation event held once a year as part of a wider Us Girls programme. The aim is to reduce the barriers to female participation, engaging with a variety of semi active or sedentary females from across Newport.

Newport Live was officially two years old on 1st April 2017, and to celebrate, we held two competitions over on our Newport Live and Riverfront Facebook pages. Siri Vranken won a three-month fitness membership for two people, and Vikki Alexander won a family ticket to Ballet Cymru’s upcoming production at The Riverfront, The Light Princess.

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Eggstravaganza

As part of their aim to inspire people to be happier and healthier, Newport Live’s Sports Development Team hosted the annual Sport EGGstravganza on Thursday 13th April, at The Regional Pool and Tennis Centre, Newport International Sports Village.

After many years of innovation delivering 'Sport for Good' programmes and cutting edge sport and youth engagement activities in Newport, and across the Gwent region, Newport Live has achieved UK wide recognition winning the much-coveted Street Games National Award for UK Project of the Year 2017.

Street Games UK is a national charity with a wide-ranging network of partners delivering Doorstep Sport initiatives throughout the country, working together to change sport, change lives, and change communities.

2017 has got off to a flying start for the City of Newport Swimming Club, with another busy few months for many of its swimmers.