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The City of Newport swimmers continue to go from strength to strength, racking up another haul of medals and personal bests at the Torfaen Long Course Meet at Cardiff International Pool on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June.

 

Newport Live member Trudy Smith has lost 9 Stone – and resolved her Diabetes!

Trudy was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in January 2016. Six months later, she made the decision to take back control of her health and lifestyle, and began swimming a few times a week at Newport Live’s Newport Centre. 

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Newport Tennis Centre has won the 'National Community Venue of the Year' in the Aegon British Tennis Awards 2016.

The Newport Tennis Centre won the National Community Venue of the Year Award in the Tennis Wales awards in January and was put through as a finalist to the national awards, and has now subsequently won the Aegon British Tennis Award. As a national winner, Newport Live are now invited to celebrate the achievements at the awards ceremony at The All England Lawn Tennis Club on Tuesday 4 July, during the Wimbledon Championships. The award will be presented by special guests including HRH The Duchess of Gloucester and overseen by Andrew Castle.

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Newport Live is proud to be able to announce a partnership with Active Communities Network (ACN). ACN is an international youth and community development charity operating across the UK, Ireland and South Africa, as well as supporting like-minded charities and NGO’s across the globe. Sport is utilised as the primary method to develop pathways for young people to succeed and transition into adulthood.

As Newport's No. 1 Comedy Venue, The Riverfront is all about celebrating what makes us laugh. Why not take our comedy quiz and find out more about your sense of humour?

 

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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