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The aim of the scheme is to increase long term participation in physical activity and sport by raising awareness of the benefits exercise and healthy lifestyles have to young people and their families.

The scheme targets to make exercise more accessible and affordable to individuals and is open to young people aged 8-16 years with 'low risk' medical, emotional or mental health difficulties. The scheme aims to provide the opportunity for any young person who falls into this category to participate in physical activity and sport if it is believed physical activity will have a positive impact in their life.


Appropriate recommendations

The scheme is open to young people aged 8-16 years with one or more of the following 'low risk' medical conditions and their 'low risk' emotional difficulties:

Referral Partners

Referral Partners work with the young person and their parent / guardian to complete a 'recommendation form' detailing medical history, personal details and a brief reason for the recommendation.

These details are then forwarded to the Activ8-2-16 Coordinator who will then arrange for the relevant action to be taken to ensure the young person is introduced to the Sports and Physical Activities on the Activ8-2-16 Timetable.

What Happens Next?

Recommendation from Referral Partner

Activ8-2-16 Coordinator will contact Referral

Meeting with Activ8-2-16 Coordinator

Referral will participate in session

Timetable of Activities

Day Activity Time Location
Junior Gym (Age 11 Plus) 4.00pm – 5.00pm Gwyn Evans Leisure Centre
Swimming (Beginner/Intermediate) 5.00pm – 6.00pm Clywedog Leisure Centre
Swimming(Beginner/Intermediate) 5.30pm – 6.15pm Plas Madoc Leisure Centre
Tuesday Junior Gym (Age 11 Plus) 4.00pm – 5.00pm Queensway Leisure Centre
Football 4.30pm – 5.15pm Queensway Leisure Centre
Judo 5.00pm – 6.00pm Activ8 Gym Bradley
Junior Gym (Age 11 Plus) 5.00pm – 6.00pm Activ8 Gym Bradley
Swimming Under 8 ’s (Beginner) 5.30pm – 6.15pm Plas Madoc Leisure Centre
Wednesday Dodgeball 5.00pm – 5.45pm Gresford Memorial Hall
Swimming Under 8's (beginner) 4.30pm – 5.00pm Rhosnesni Leisure Centre
Swimming (intermediate) 5.00pm – 5.45pm Rhosnesni Leisure Centre
Swimming (advanced) 5.45pm - 6.30pm Rhosnesni Leisure Centre
Thursday Junior Gym (11+) 4.00pm - 5.00pm Queensway Leisure Centre
Swimming (Beginner/Intermediate) 4.00pm – 5.00pm Waterworld Leisure Centre
Football (Age 11 Plus) 4.15pm – 5.15pm Ysgol Morgan Llwyd
Multi skills 5.15pm – 6.00pm Plas Madoc Leisure Centre
Saturday Tennis 12.00pm - 1.00pm Wrexham Tennis Centre
Sunday Junior Gym (Age 11 Plus) 11.00am – 12.00pm Gwyn Evans Leisure Centre

Cost and duration of the recommendation period

Most activities are provided as part of the scheme free of charge for a 6 week programme. However, where a third party provides those activities a small charge may be applicable.

During the recommendation period the young person will attend a structured session of activity that will last for 6 weeks.

Quality Assurance

All the coaches / instructors involved on the scheme are fully qualified; police checked and have received training in child protection issues.

All participants and parent / guardians will receive information on the programme after meeting with the Activ8-2-16 Coordinator.