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E-Newsletter March 2010 (Sports)

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Maternity and family friendly issues (1/2 day)
25th March 2010
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Delivering high performance teams
26th March 2010
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28th March 2010
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Networking for business
29th March 2010
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Solving problems and decision making
30th March 2010
Neath Port Talbot College

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1st April 2010
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Managing change: people & process
13th April 2010
Centre for Business, Newport

Excel intermediate (1/2 day)
13th April 2010
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Time management
16th April 2010
Centre for Business, Newport

Negotiating for business success
23rd April 2010
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Train the trainers
30th April 2010
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Introduction to equality and diversity
7th May 2010

Minute taking
11th May 2010
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Business planning
12th May 2010
Centre for Business, Newport

Risk management and quality assurance
25th May 2010

An introduction to sustainable development
26 May 2010

An introduction to sustainable development
26th May 2010
WCVA Cardiff

Risk management and quality assurance
23rd June 2010
WCVA Cardiff

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Welcome to the March 2010 issue of the WSA e-newsletter. In this issue we will be turning the spotlight on some of the recent achievements within Welsh sport.

Malcolm looks towards future after big competitions

Sprint ace Christian Malcolm may be looking towards a future in sport once he has hung up his spikes but the Olympic 200 metres star has plenty left to do before then. Malcolm has a golden focus with both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games as key targets... more

Teenage Thomas flying the Welsh flag

Kelly Morgan and Richard Vaughan flew the Welsh flag across the badminton world during their heydays on the global circuit. Morgan landed Commonwealth Games gold when beating India's Apama Popat in the 1998 Kuala Lumpur competition and also took to the court in three Olympic Games... more

Wales is jumping through hoops

Basketball may not be a national obsession here as it is in the USA or around Europe. But look around the gardens of houses and playgrounds across the Principality and it is surprising how many hoops are fixed firmly onto walls... more

Stick by the rules and have a great time in Delhi, says Wales Chief Jenkins

Delhi will host the 2010 Commonwealth Games no matter as Wales' Chef d'Mission expects athletes to have a magnificent time in the Indian city. Worries over security prompted ideas last year that the Games would be switched to another venue, with the 2006 hosts Melbourne and Manchester, which held the 2002 Commonwealths, the most likely alternatives... more

A big year for rising star Rowe

Nicole Cooke and Geraint Thomas have been flag-bearers for Welsh cycling around the world, and especially on the major European circuit. But a lot of work is being done by many people - administrators and riders - to secure the next crop of talent to follow in the wheel-tracks of these two greats... more

Breeze aims to be back in golden form

Michaela Breeze became a hero four years ago when she won gold at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. But many people across the UK and around the globe remember the weightlifter for powering through adversity at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games... more

James starts his quest for London 2012

Beijing gold medallist Tom James launched his campaign for London 2012 at a freezing cold Eton Olympic regatta lake. The Cardiff-born 25-year-old returned to competition 18 months after racing to golden glory in the GB four in China, following a year off... more

How the Scorpions want to deliver in a rugby union heartland

If anyone had, 20 years ago, told a member of the Neath RFC that competitive, semi-professional rugby league would be played on their hallowed Gnoll ground some day, they would probably have laughed. That was back when Neath were the golden club in Welsh rugby union, Ron Waldron, their coach, took charge of the national side and great Welsh All Blacks included Kevin Phillips, Paul Thorburn and Jonathan Davies... more

Table Tennis hits the road

People sometimes say they would have a go at a sport if they knew where to go. So Welsh table tennis supremo Ryan Jenkins has decided to help the public out and, instead of them looking around, he is bringing the game to them. National coach Jenkins is loading a table, bats, balls and a net into a vehicle and touring Wales to give people the chance to try it out... more

Welsh swimming stars are coming into their own

Those within the British swimming community have long known about the promise arising from Wales in recent years. But when a big meet arrived in the Principality for the first time in years last month, a lot of other people outside the sport stood up and took notice... more

Things are really happening up in the north

Wrexham FC has long been a flag-bearer for sport in North Wales but now a wave of other disciplines are beginning to take root in the area. Over the past 12 months or so, North Wales has seen an influx of venues, teams and events springing up which are all to the benefit of people hoping to participate... more

Wales' new white knuckle ride opens next month

White knuckle rides do not come any better than an Olympic slalom canoeing course. So, when the water pumps are turned on in April at the brand-new £13.3m Cardiff International White Water centre, be prepared for action... more

All Change as Welsh Hockey faces a big year

It is a time of change in the hockey world around Wales at the moment. The Welsh Hockey Union have been packing away their equipment into boxes and transferring it across Cardiff from Ely to the Welsh Institute of Sport at Sophia Gardens where they are now based... more

The Bike-riding Welsh Captain of Michael Johnson's old university team

For a Welsh athlete to win a sports scholarship to a top American university is the stuff of fantasy. But middle distance ace Chris Gowell's American dream has not just been achieved but is building even further than he dared expect by becoming captain of the university, whose past students include legend Michael Johnson... more

Swim Ace Johnson Keeps Her Feet On The Floor

Most athletes fly out to warm climates abroad to gain the advantages of altitude training. But Welsh Paralympic champion Liz Johnson has a new, novel way of reaching thousands of feet into the sky - without actually leaving the ground... more

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