Sports and Leisure Facilities
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Visitors to Llandrindod Wells are spoilt for choice if looking for sports and leisure facilities, and the following are included to whet the appetite. If you cannot find anything to suit your choice, a visit to the Tourist Office in the Memorial Gardens may be of benefit.
Llandrindod Wells AFC was founded in 1883 and plays its games at the Broadway ground on the Thomas Lant Field. In 1994 it was promoted the Cymru Alliance League, having played for many years in the Central Wales and Mid Wales Leagues. The league is rated as Division 2 of Wales under the pyramid system and ambitious plans have seen the club improve their facilities and provide floodlights. As well as the first team, there are reserves and youth teams, plus under 15, under 14 and under 11 teams.
Llandrindod Wells Cricket Club was formed in 1964, and originally named the Nomads, as all games were played away. During their first season the club was granted the facilities of the High School cricket ground, which they still use. However, plans for their own square are now at an advanced stage.
Until 1981, all games were friendlies. In 1988 a second team was formed and joined the same league. The club also runs under 15 and under 13 teams in the local Brecon CCC junior leagues. In 1995 both the senior elevens were admitted to the Marches league.
Llandrindod Wells Rugby Club runs two senior teams in the Mid Wales League as well as youth and junior teams. The ground is floodlit and situated on the Thomas Lant playing fields and a clubhouse with full facilities was designed and built by Rugby Club members.
This 18 hole golf course, set 1,000 ft above sea level, overlooks the town of Llandrindod Wells and offers outstanding views over the surrounding area. The course was designed by Harry Vardon and opened in 1905. It is 5,759 yards long and the pars are 69 for men and 72 for women. The clubhouse has been recently rebuilt and has its own golf shop. The club extends a warm welcome to visiting golfers.
There are indoor and outdoor facilities to cater for all visitors of every standard.
The three outdoor flat greens are situated in the Rock Park and there are three thriving leagues which make full use of the facilities most evenings of the week during the season, which runs from Mid-April until September.
However, the greens are open to the public every day during this period, subject to weather conditions, and overshoes and bowls are available for use by the casual visitor.
The greens are of the highest quality and, as well as the Open Tournament which is held in August each year, the club has hosted the Welsh Bowling Association's Men's National Championship for the past few years, the Ladies' Home Internationals in 1994 and 1997, and was the venue for the Atlantic Rim Tournament in 1997, which attracted ladies from all over the world. It also staged the 1998 UK Women's Bowls Championship.
The Indoor Bowling Centre, situated next to the Pavilion Conference Centre just off Spa Road, is open throughout the year for visitors and advanced booking is not essential as six rinks are normally available. It is open from 10am to 10pm during the winter (October to April), and between 10am and 4pm in the summer. Refreshments are normally available. Several indoor leagues use these excellent facilities throughout the winter months and beginners and experienced bowlers are made welcome.
For further information contact the Llandrindod Tourist information Centre or telephone +44 1597 825014.
Llandrindod Wells Sport Centre
Situated at Llandrindod High School, Dyffryn Road; excellent facilities are available all year round.
The 20 metres x 7 metres indoor heated swimming pool has disabled facilities, mother and toddler sessions and aqua aerobics. Tuition is also available.
There is an outdoor floodlit pitch, four tennis courts and rugby, cricket and football pitches.
Indoors, there are four badminton courts, five cricket nets, netball and basketball facilities, roller skating, aerobics, martial arts and a bouncy castle for children.
The local tennis club boasts two full size floodlit all- weather courts and one full size all-weather single court, all situated next to the indoor bowling centre. They are open to visitors throughout the year with tickets obtainable from the indoor bowling centre during the day and from the tennis club at evenings and weekends.
There are four further courts at Llandrindod Wells High School in Dyffryn Road, which can be hired through the Sports Centre.
Putting and Crazy Golf
An 18-hole putting course, together with a newly- refurbished crazy golf facility, are located in Princes Avenue near Llandrindod Lake. These seasonal facilities are open every day throughout the summer (weather permitting).
Llandrindod Premier Play Park
The premier play park close to Llandrindod Lake offers something for children of all ages. Comprising a toddlers' play area, junior play area and adventure playground for the older children it is designed to give hours of pleasure and fun.
Coarse fishing is available on Llandrindod Lake and game fishing on the River Ithon. Separate licences are required for each and are available from the Main Post Office and the sub post offices at the Ridgebourne and Tremont Road.
Other sports catered for include archery, table tennis, badminton, squash, karate and judo, but if your particular interest is not included please contact the information centre.
Reproduced with kind permission
from the booklet 'Llandrindod Wells Town Guide'
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