Eleven athletes. Ten sports. One thing in common: the support of
a coach who's helped them succeed.
From goggles to putters, bows to oars, bikes to spikes, this is
a unique insight into the relationships that have helped eleven
Welsh sports' stars to shine.
You'll see why their coaches do it. Yes, a love for the sport.
But also to develop talent and a desire to win. Learn new skills.
Increase knowledge. Get fit. Become part of a team and have
Coaching and volunteering is vital in sports. Through interviews
with elite athletes and images by Cool Cymru's
photographer Terry Morris plus a touring exhibition around Wales,
we want to celebrate that role. Because at this very moment there
are volunteers coaching their local five-a-side team, training
netballers on attack drills, slicing oranges for halftime, setting
up the nets, driving the minibus, demonstrating the Up and Under
and planning the next practice session.
These volunteers really make a difference. But there's no doubt
we need more. What you do and how much time you give is up to you,
and there are plenty of opportunities to choose from.
If you feel inspired by what you read then why not sign up today
and contribute towards developing our next sport stars.
This is your chance to meet our eleven coaches and athletes and
read their views and experiences of coaching and volunteering in
Wales. From Joe Ledley and Dave Jones, to Pippa Britton and Tim
Hazell, it's a unique glimpse into some amazing relationships.
You can view the photographs and watch exclusive interviews with
the coaches and athletes. So which one are you going to look at
Jaz Carlin and Bud McAllister
Jamie Roberts and Dai
Dai Greene and Darrell
Hannah Mills and Ollie Green
Pippa Britton and Tim Hazell
Rhys Davies and David
Tom James and Neville Orme
Helen Jenkins and Chris
Joe Ledley and Dave Jones (Football)
Liz Johnson and Billy Pye
Venus Romaeo and
Tracey Skirton-Davies (Gymnastics)
After we opened the exhibition back in Cardiff in May, we have
Thank you to everyone who came to see us.
As part of the Behind Every Star campaign, we are urging the
public to volunteer and coach in their communities.
To raise the profile of our campaign, our TV advertising
campaign - starring Wales and British Lions rugby star Jamie
Roberts - is running on TV screens during September and October
However, if you haven't had chance to see the TV advert yet then
why not watch it
You can sign up to get involved in coachng or volunteering here.
Click here to
sign up to Behind Every Star
Once you submit your form, your information will be sent
directly to the sport of your choice and you will be contacted by a
representative from your chosen sport.
They will assist you with everything you need to get involved in
your sport of choice.
And if you don't have a preferred sport but just want to get
involved in volunteering, your details will be sent to the sports
development department of your local authority who will be in touch
about how you can get involved in volunteering in your local
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