SPORT WALES LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE SERIES ‘WELSH SPORT INSIDER’ TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF SPORT IN WALES – TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

Sport Wales today launches a the first episode of brand new online show,Welsh Sport Insider,designed to showcase and celebrate the huge range of sport that goes on across the country.

Welsh Sport Insideris a new format for Sport Wales, and tells the stories of the amazing grassroots sport clubs that thousands of people go to across Wales.

The first episode features Tiger Bay Boxing Club, a community club based in the heart of Butetown, which - thanks to a National Lottery grant from Sport Wales - has grown from just four boys attending to becoming a major force in the area, attracting up to 150 boxers a week from a huge range of different backgrounds in this diverse community.

There is also a profile of Clwb Beicio Hiraethog, a cycling club with a difference in Conwy, which uses e-bikes to give a bit of help to people who would normally struggle to cycle up the challenging hills in the area.  Presenter Dan Jardine tries out the bikes for himself and finds out how getting out on a bike in the fresh air has made a life-changing difference to club member Noreen, who had been previously unable to exercise due to knee problems.

Finally, Mica Moore takes a look at what it takes to become an elite bowls player, by talking to Welsh international Sara Nicholls about the difference that National Lottery funding has meant to her, and how the support that it funds through Sport Wales has enabled her and her fellow Welsh bowlers to compete against the best in the world in their sport.

The second episode will be launched on Monday 25th November.

Sport Wales' Chief Executive, Sarah Powell, commented: "Welsh Sport Insideris something brand new from Sport Wales, and I'm delighted that we're able to showcase a side of Welsh sport that doesn't normally get a high profile.  The stories that it tells are compelling, and it shows how partnership working and National Lottery funding is helping sport to thrive across Wales.  I'm looking forward to seeing the next episode!"

The first episode of Welsh Sport Insider can be viewed here.