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Rhyl celebrate national success

08 June 2018

Rhyl Football Club are celebrating National recognition for its community work in the Inspire! 2018 Awards held in Cardiff this week.

Club Chairman Paul Higginson and Director Of Sport and Education David Norman were on hand at the event in Cardiff to witness the recognition of the work by the Club , and in particular the work of the course tutor Ashley Jones, in delivering a community project which reaches out to learners who require that second chance to progress.

In considering the merits of the project it was noted by Adult Learning Wales that “the venue has been a key factor in the success of the project with its community spirit, excellent facilities and access to ICT equipment. The tutor has also been key in encouraging learners to attend through his enthusiasm and ability to put the learners at ease. Feedback from learners has been that although initially sceptical about attending a course, they have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feel they have gained skills which are worthwhile and will help them to move forward in life and work.”

“One particular learner, stands out as having benefitted from the project. Having been out of work for 6 months, and suffering from anxiety and depression, this learner was introduced to Rhyl FiTC. He was encouraged to attend courses to improve job search skills, CV writing and interview techniques. With a new and improved CV, this learner found himself receiving responses from job applications and was invited to interviews. This has now resulted in the learner securing permanent employment.”

“This learner commented 'I doubt I would be where I am now if I hadn't been directed to Rhyl FiTC...I am very grateful to everyone involved at Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales and also to Rhyl FiTC for helping me get back into the working world' - a true testament to the positive impact that community learning can have on an individual's life.”


Rhyl’s Director of Sport and Education, David Norman commented on the award that “Ashley Jones has done a remarkable job with the engagement of the adult learners and with limited resources. This award is a recognition of the excellent work he has done as the heartbeat of the adult learning initiative at the Club.”

The Club will be developing further its Football in the Community work in partnership with Educate Resourcing which will enable the good work undertaken to date to be expanded upon.