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May 21

Do you want to start running? Do you live in the Rhondda? Check out Ferndale and Maerdy Fast Daps and Treorchy Fast Daps! Walk to Run sessions perfect for beginners. 

ferndale and maerdy fast daps Treorchy Fast Daps flyer


May 20

This week is Walk to School week. Are you and your children taking part? Here are 20 reasons why walking more is beneficial.



May 17

AFC Llwycoed girls section are recruiting players. See the flyer for details.

afc llwydcoed GIRLS SECTION web


May 13

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Did you know that physical activity has great benefits for your mental health? Here are 10 great reasons to be active and our 5 top tips for getting started. Contact us if you would like any support or advice.



May 12

Does your sports club need new volunteers?
Would you like us to advertise your roles to our Sport RCT volunteers?
Complete our volunteer recruitment form here:


May 9

Did you know that Cwm Cycling in Aberdare offer bike hire in a safe cycling environment. Take a look at the flyer for more info!



May 8

Our new Walking Football session starts tonight in Abercynon. Come along and have a go! See the flyer for full details.



May 3

It is time to announce our April Volunteer of the Month...
Congratulations Ellie Jones!
Ellie is the coach of Rhondda Rockets tiny team. Two years ago the Cheerleading club wanted to start a new team for 3-6 year olds and they needed a coach! Ellie volunteered and she has been coaching the children ever since. All of the children love her and she has developed in to an amazing coach!  She is always busy, juggling coaching sessions, competing in Cheerleading herself and working her full time job. Well done Ellie!


May 1

Last night our Sport Wales Community Chest panel awarded £15,660 to 13 sports clubs from Rhondda Cynon Taf. Congratulations to all of the successful applicants!


April 29

We are recruiting new sports coaches! If you would like to join our team please submit your CV to us via


April 27

The Easter Holidays are coming to an end. If your child has completed our Easter Bingo Card don’t forget to enter our prize draw. Email us a photo or upload it to social media and tag us @ sportrct.


April 24

FREE Coaching Workshop - Delivering Tots Sport & Delivering Junior Sport
Perfect for anyone that delivers sports activities to children under the age of 11.
Get some new ideas and learn some fun games.
May 1st 6.00-9.00pm at Glyncoch Community Centre
Email to book a place

April 23

NEW Wicketz sessions starting in Abercynon on May 1st.
Fun cricket sessions for 11-16 year olds.
Read the flyer for full details 

Wicketz A5 Flyer April 2019 (002)

April 19

Pontyclun Athletic Men and Ladies Bowls Open Day
Sunday April 28th
See the flyer for full details

Pontyclun bowls POSTER 2019

April 10

Five players from Rhondda Junior Indoor Bowls Club played in the frantic five tournament run by the Welsh Indoors Bowls Association. The tournament was played in Port Talbot with 5 teams taking part. The winners were Dylan Hawkins, Tegan Rees, Lauren Gowen, Estee Parry and Emily Lawrence. Congratulations! 

April 9

It is time to announce our March Volunteer of the Month... Congratulations Barrie Rees – the Founder and Chief Sensei of Wattstown Shotokan Karate! Barrie has always been involved in Karate and in 2011 he decided to set up his own club. There are now over 50 members with some as young as 4. The club travel to European and World Championships each year and recently returned from Malta with 2 European Golds. Barrie juggles working 6 days a week and a busy family life but stays committed and passionate about his club and sport. He is an inspiration to his students and he thoroughly deserves this recognition. Well done Barrie!

April 8

Just Play Football sessions for Under 7’s
Starting soon in Aberdare and Abercynon
Full details below

Just Play Football ENGLISH

April 3

Sport and Physical activity has many benefits. Tonteg Community Centre asked us to help them combat social isolation in their area. We helped them to start a new Indoor Bowls session. Take a look at this film to find out more!

April 1

April is Stress Awareness month. Did you know that physical activity has great benefits for your mental health? Here are 10 great reasons to be active and our 5 top tips for getting started. Contact us if you would like any support or advice. 


March 31

Happy Mother's Day! Thank you to all of the mums that make sport happen by supporting their children and volunteering their time. Tag a mum that makes sport happen in RCT.


March 27

Congratulations to Scarlett from Pontypridd Kyokushin Karate Club who recently won a Bronze Medal in the Disability Karate Kata category of the WKGB Welsh Championships.  Scarlett is following in the footsteps of fellow clubmate Darlene who has won a Sliver Medal in World & European Disability Karate Championships.  Darlene is travelling next week to Spain for this year's European Championships. Good luck Darlene!!


March 27

20 sports clubs attended our Club Development drop in today. Our team provide support to any clubs and organisations that are looking to develop - if your club would like support please get in contact or book a place to attend our next Club Development drop in session in May!


March 21

FREE Coaching Workshops - Delivering Tots Sport & Delivering Junior Sport
Perfect for anyone that delivers sports activities to children under the age of 11.
Get some new ideas and learn some fun games.
April 2nd and April 9th 6.00-9.00pm at Abercynon Community School
Visit to book


March 18

Is your sports club looking for help? We can provide support with governance, funding, coaches and volunteers, community links and promotion. Interested? Attend one of our Club Development drop-in sessions on March 27th between 1pm and 8pm in Sobell Leisure Centre, Hawthorn Leisure Centre or the Play Yard. Book yourself a place at

March 15

The final weekend... Wales take on Ireland!
The Under 20's play tonight at 7.05pm.
The Senior Men play tomorrow at 2.45pm.
And the Women play Sunday at 1.30pm.
We are extremely proud of all the players from RCT.

March 13

Last summer we caught up with Llantrisant Tennis. Here is a video showcasing their Tennis for Kids and Cardio Tennis sessions. The club have lots going on with sessions for all ages and abilities. For more information follow them on social media or visit 

March 11

Sport Wales offer a Community Chest grant of up to £1500 to community sports clubs and organisations looking to increase participation and/or improve standards. The following infographic shows the Community Chest investment across Rhondda Cynon Taf over the last year.

Sport-RCT-Community-Chest-Infographic-201819 ENG

March 8

Today we are celebrating International Womens Day. Take a look at this case study film to learn all about Llantwit Fardre Walking Netball club. They believe that you should never be afraid to try something new whatever age you are. Their story is a perfect example of how sport can help you physically and mentally.

March 8

Round four - Scotland
The Under 20's play tonight at 7.30pm.
The Women play tonight at 7.35pm.
And the Senior men kick off tomorrow at 2.15pm.
Show your support for all three teams and all of the players from RCT.

March 6

It is time to announce our February Volunteer of the Month...
Congratulations Glyn Harries!
Glyn has been a coach with Rhondda Swimming Club since the establishment of the club back in 1975, when he was one of the founding members. Glyn is now 83 years old and loves helping children to improve their swimming. He is poolside every Friday night for training and despite being a taskmaster, all the children love his sessions and respect his knowledge and experience. Glyn also coaches with Rhondda Polar bears disabled swimming club and never misses a gala. After over 40 years of volunteering and giving so much of his time to the club and to his community we believe that he is a very deserving of recognition. Well done Glyn. 


March 5

Come and celebrate International Womens Day with us this weekend. Take part in Yoga, Walking Netball, Walking Hockey, Pickleball and Walking.

 International Womens Day


March 1

Happy St David's Day. We are feeling very patriotic and have been talking about our favourite welsh sporting moments. Which sporting moments have made you burst with Welsh pride?

February 24

Our community facilities map includes leisure centres, community centres, parks and play areas. These are perfect places for you and the family to get active. Visit our website to take a look! 


February 22

Round three - England
The Under 20's play tonight at 7.05pm.
The Senior men play tomorrow at 4.45pm.
And the Women kick off at 12.30pm on Sunday.
Good Luck to all teams - and all players from RCT.
#CymruAmByth #WALvENG

February 18

This week is Student Volunteering Week. We have great partnerships with University of South Wales, Coleg Y Cymoedd and MPCT Sports Academy. Thank you to the many students that volunteer for us throughout the year assisting with projects and events. 


February 17

Looking for a Sports First Aid course? We are running one soon - and here are the details:
Wednesday 6th March 6.00-9.00pm at Abercynon Sport Centre
Price: £25 per person
Visit to book a place 


February 11

Looking for a challenge?
What about the RCT Aquathlon?
This GO TRI is perfect for beginners..
See the flyer for further details. 

RCT Aquathlon ENG flyer


February 8

Round two - Italy
The senior men play tomorrow at 4.45pm.
The women play tomorrow night at 7.00pm.
And the Under 20’s kick off at 2.00pm on Sunday.
Are any of the players from your community? Comment below to wish them luck!

February 6

It is time to announce our January Volunteer of the Month...
Congratulations Ruth Cochran!
Ruth gives up her time every Saturday morning to support Pontypridd parkrun. She has volunteered for over 200 events. Ruth arrives early to check the course and help with set up, then she has the role of tailwalker. Those who walk parkrun are often a little self-conscious but Ruth puts them at ease and encourages them. Many return week after week, lose weight, feel better and some go on to run the full 5K. 

February 1

The Six Nations is back!
Wales’ first opponent is France.
And we have an action packed weekend.
The senior men play tonight at 8.00pm.
The women play tomorrow night at 8.00pm.
And the Under 20’s kick off at 2.00pm on Sunday.
We are extremely proud to say that a number of players selected hail from RCT.


January 30

Are you considering volunteering in sport? Here are 20 reasons to get involved! Sign up with us and we will provide you with a volunteering opportunity as well as the support and training you need. Sign up at


January 29

Tonight we have our final 2018-19 Community Chest panel. The next deadline for applications will be in April. If your sports club could benefit from a £1500 grant to support growth and development visit to read more.


January 23

Have you attended our Play Your Part courses or workshops? Would you like to attend in future? We are developing our new calendar and we need your help!! Complete this online survey and tell us what you want and how/where/when you want it! Complete the survey by midday on February 10th and you will be entered into a prize draw!


January 19

Well done to Rhondda Triathlon club on an amazing 2018! Ironman have declared them the second best club in the UK and the 28th best club in the WORLD based on their Ironman points. Points are awarded to a club each time a member enters an Ironman event and further points are awarded based on finishing positions. This is a fantastic achievement and we are really proud of them.


January 18

We are recruiting Sport RCT Volunteers to support a number of running based projects. Do you have a Run Leader qualification? Or are you passionate about running and you're keen to get involved? If so - sign up online: 


January 16

We have some beautiful walking and cycling trails in Rhondda Cynon Taf. If your family want to get out in the fresh air this weekend visit our website to search for your local trails -


January 14

It is time to announce our December Volunteer of the Month...  Congratulations Christine Protheroe of Rhondda Rockets Cheerleading!Christine has been a volunteer coach with Rhondda Rockets for over 16 years. She trains the girls 3 times a week as well as working full time. She goes above and beyond to support the girls, supporting them to travel around the country doing competitions. Chris provides a nurturing environment which allows the girls to grow in confidence and ability whilst developing new friendships. Well done Christine!


January 11

Have you seen all of our club case studies? We have  over twenty case study films showcasing clubs from across RCT. Take a look by visiting our Facebook Video library or our website.


January 9

Our new Couch to 5k started tonight in Pontypridd, in partnership with hapi and Newydd Housing. The session went really well with over 180 people attending. If you missed tonight but you're keen to get involved - come along to the park next Wednesday at 6.00pm!


January 7

Sports sessions at USW Sport

3-6 year olds
NETBALL TOTS: Tuesdays 4.00pm – 5.00pm
RUGBY TOTS: Thursdays 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Sport RCT USW Community Sport Sessions Oct 2018 - TOTS ENGLISH


January 5

Is your Sports club looking to apply for a Sport Wales Community Chest grant? The next deadline for applications is January 15th. We have a drop-in support session on January 8th 1.00-7.00pm at Abercynon Sport Centre. Email to book an hour slot


January 3

Have you joined in with any walks as part of the Ramblers Cymru Festival of Winter Walks? There have been some beautiful walks over Christmas - and its not too late to get involved. The festival runs until January 6th! For further details visit


January 1

Happy New Year from Sport RCT! Here's to a 2019 full of sport and physical activity!! What are your New Years Resolutions? Would you like to do more sport or physical activity?