New course exercises the brain as well as the body! 

SPORTING Chance, a free eight-week course, has begun at the Canton Community Centre, in collaboration with Taff Housing Association’s Back to Basics project.

Run by expert staff from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) the course is a great introduction to sport, health and fitness for adults of all ages.

No experience or qualifications are needed and over the eight weeks participants will learn about the way in which exercise can benefit the human body and what is the best way to achieve your peak physical condition. Participants will also find out more about possible careers in the leisure or sports industries.

All the sessions are fun and interactive and participants will have the chance to use specialised high-tech equipment, which tests their fitness levels, heart rate and general fitness.

Kay Howells, Widening Access Manager at UWIC, said: “UWIC are thrilled to be offering Sporting Chance with Taff Housing as this is a great opportunity for adults in Canton to develop skills linked to sport and leisure and could even lead to further qualifications in the future.

“Even though the course is free of charge it is still of a really high quality and ideal for anyone thinking about a career or further study in sport, health or leisure, even if they have been out of education for some time.”

For further information on this or any of the short courses that UWIC offers contact Kay Howells tel: 029 2041 6288, email:

For further information contact Kelly Harper, Communications Assistant:

Tel: 029 2041 6041