Pembrey Junior training weekend
Thursday, 07 May 2009 14:45

Pembrey Training Weekend 2009


Building on last years success S.L.S.A. Wales Coaching weekend took place on the 1st Bank Holiday Weekend of

May and was supported by 17 junior and nipper junior members of Rhoose and other Welsh Clubs and a guest club from Heanor. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Gower Peninsula and overlooking the coastal scenery of Carmarthen Bay, the training weekend was held in the beautiful setting of Pembrey Country Park.


Registering over 70 12yrs –16yrs the weekend offered three days of training to Nipper Junior and junior age groups on both beach and sea events and although individual clubs were represented, all club members trained and played together during the weekend as one unit, making friends and socializing with other team mates without the stresses and expectations of competition and rankings.


Friday all members turned up with trailers, tents and caravans set up their camp and relaxed with tranquil surroundings offered by the parks. S.L.S.A. Wales provided a large marquee, showers and generator and while parents and coaches relaxed the children explored their surroundings


Saturday members met in the Marquee and were given a team briefing and programme for the day this included the morning with beach work, warm up techniques, relays, sprints and flags with the afternoon concentrating on board. Demonstrations and tuition were provided by club coaches and members of the Welsh team senior squad.


Llanelli S.L.S.C, with a BBQ, karaoke and games, provided the evening entertainment.


Sunday followed a similar programme to Saturday with concentration on fitness with the warm up, run and obstacle race, demonstrations with board and ski repairs and practical with craft paddling techniques. Evening entertainment consisted of BBQ, disco, and a quiz.


Monday was a free day and members enjoyed such things as the adventure playground, toboggan run, dry ski slope and horse riding before heading home.


The weekend was a huge success with all involved working to their own abilities gaining new skills which included social mixing, meeting new friends and learning important 'life skills` that are not available during daily routines.


S.L.S.A. Wales would like to thank all the members for supporting the weekend, all the club coaches for helping with the training, the senior members of the Welsh team who turned up to help coach, the I.R.B. crew and members of the Youth Commission and Llanelli S.L.S.C.


A special thanks to the coaches of Rhoose, Simon Perry and Lana Evans for training the children and also Pembrey Country Park for a fantastic venue.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2009 14:48
Rhoose Nippers pre-season training weekend
Thursday, 07 May 2009 14:38

Rhoose Lifeguards:

Pre-season Nipper Training weekend

Due to the success last year, we will be holding another pre-season training weekend for Nippers and their families next weekend of May 16/17/18th at Kennexstone in the Gower.


The Nipper section families will be camping at Kennexstone Farm, near Llangennith for the nights of Friday May 16 and Saturday May 17. Plan is to arrive on Friday evening, pitch tents and have a party. We will spend Saturday on the beach, practicing beach events and sea events. We will have a family BBQ Saturday evening and camp Saturday night. Sunday we will spend the morning on the beach (depending on the weather) and depart after lunch. If you wish, you may want to join us for just the day on Saturday, or just camp for one night it is entirely up to you but last year the ones that stayed the whole weekend had a really good time.


Bookings can be made below but all electric hookups have now gone and it is up to each individual family to book and pay for their pitch. We have provisionally booked pitches under the Rhoose lifeguard name but you need to confirm size of pitch / tent.


Details of the campsite can be found here:


They can be contacted at:
Kennexstone Farm

Tel: 01792 386790

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2009 14:42
Beach Training Cancelled April 30
Thursday, 30 April 2009 15:33
Beach Training is cancelled this Thursday, April 30, due to the weather.
Rhoose Lifeguards win Team of the Year
Saturday, 25 April 2009 12:33


Rhoose Lifeguards won the Team of the Year award at the Vale of Glamorgan Sports Personality 2008. Members of the club were presented with the trophy at a special awards evening at the Barry Memorial Hall. This was in recognition of the superb performances from all sections of the club in 2008 and our continuing community activities.



Congratulations also to Lana Evans and George Connelly for being runners-up in the Junior Ladies and Mens categories respectively.

Miff Connelly was also a runner-up in the Community Coach category for her work coaching rugby with Barry Rugby Club.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2009 12:42
Six Rhoose members qualify as Beach Lifeguards
Friday, 03 April 2009 10:32

Six members of Rhoose Lifeguards recently qualified as Beach Lifeguards by gaining their NaRS award.

They are Mitchell Ball, Lisa Bremner, Eloise Neighbour, Riah Spickett, Perry Sugden and Robbie Thompson.


Congratulations to all of you, and a big thanks to Dave Cooper for his support and training over the past 6 months.




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