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Snowsports boosted by artificial slope upgrades


Wales is becoming a better place for snowsports thanks to £100,000 grant funding from Sport Wales to upgrade artificial slopes in both the north and south of the country. In the north, the Llandudno Snowsport Centre reopened last week with a newly resurfaced main slope. Skiiers and snowboarders are already enjoying putting the modern ski tech bristle matting through its paces ahead of the venue hosting a full programme of events this year. Snowsport fans in the south can look forward to exciting improvements being made to the Cardiff Ski Centre, which is now in its 50th year of business. By the end of March, the artificial slopes will have a new misting system which will greatly improve conditions, particularly in dry weather. Both upgrades have been made possible aſter Snowsport Cymru Wales was awarded Place for Sport funding from Sport Wales. A grant of £75,000 went


WALES YFC TO RELEASE MUSIC SINGLE


WALES YFC are releasing a single which will be a cover of the song ‘Bydd Wych’ by Rhys Gwynfor in recognition of Welsh Language Music Day while also drawing attention to a Welsh language mental health charity. Te song will include signers from all twelve federations across Wales while co-working with the signer and television presenter Lisa Angharad and BBC Radio Cymru. Te project is funded by the Welsh Language department of the Welsh Government. Te single will give a soloist from each county an opportunity to showcase their talent as well as the Wales YFC choir which will include members from all of Wales and Wales YFC officers and staff. Te recording will


take place in


towards the Llandudno resurfacing, and £25,000 for the Cardiff improvements. Te funding formed part of a £5m allocation from Welsh Government at the start of last year to help upgrade sports facilities up and down


the country. To find out more about the Llandudno Ski Centre, please visit www. jnllandudno.co.uk, or go to www.skicardiff.co.uk for everything you need to know about the Cardiff Ski Centre.


the Galeri, Caernarfon as well as Bont Pavilion, Pontrhydfendigaid, during January with the single being launched on Dydd Miwsig Cymru itself, the 7th of February. As well as being recorded professionally, all recording sessions will be filmed to create a video to coincide with the single. Te journey from the recording to the launch will be followed by Ifan Evans’ radio programme on BBC Radio Cymru. From the 3rd-7th of February this single will be the


track of the week on BBC Radio Cymru. Ifan Evans will be following the whole journey while speaking to contributors of the single. Wales YFC will be donating a percentage of the money downloads


of the single


from to


a


Welsh Language mental health charity here in Wales, meddwl. org. Te ‘meddwl’ charity is based on a website where support can be found; whether that’s reading about other experiences,


learning more


about mental health or information on where to get help. Dydd Miwsig Cymru is a Welsh Language Music Day aiming to celebrate all kinds of Welsh music. We thank the organisers of Dydd Miwsig Cymru from the Welsh department of the Welsh Government for funding this project. Te single will be available for download on Spotify from the 7th of February with a launch event being held during the evening in Pontrhydfendigaid Pavilion. If members wish to join the choir, the recording will take place in Pontrhydfendigaid Pavilion this Sunday the 12th of January. Contact to show your interest by emailing ffion.pennant@yfc-wales.org.uk or contacting the office on 01982 553502.


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