The Outdoor Partnership will work with clubs, schools, individuals, and specialists to increase opportunities for people in Central South Wales to achieve their potential through outdoor activities, active participation, volunteering, training, and education.

Leila Connolly - Central South Wales Outdoor Activities Development Officer

Leila Connolly is our Central South Wales Outdoor Activities Development Officer. She is based virtually (but can mainly be found surfing or Stand up Paddleboarding!) and she covers Cardiff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Vale of Glamorgan.

You can stay up to date with what is happening in the Central South Wales area, by following The Outdoor Partnership Central South Wales and Leila’s social media accounts:

leila connolly (@connolly_leila) / Twitter

Leila Connolly (@csw_top) • Instagram

Leila Connolly | Facebook

What have we achieved so far? The Outdoor Partnership has been active in the Central South Wales Bay Region since July 2021. Here’s what we have been up to:

Coach Education

Our Coach Education Programme has supported some amazing volunteers in outdoor clubs in Central South Wales.

We have provided funding for volunteers to upskill and achieve NGB qualifications to develop their clubs in the community and improve grass roots participation in outdoor sport.

We have supported clubs apply for grants to access and update equipment and open the club to more club members.

Pathways to Employment

We have provided a number of courses throughout the Central South Wales region.

The programmes gave participants the opportunity to access different outdoor adventure activity training and qualifications.

Grassroots Participation

In addition to our formal programmes, we have provided opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to access adventure activities in the Central South Wales.

Activities have ranged from surfing, mountain biking and rock climbing, through to stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and bushcraft.

Inclusive Adventure

Our Inclusive Adventure programme has provided people with mobility limitations and neurodiversity conditions access to a variety of outdoor adventure activities.

We have provided inclusive paddlesport, climbing and rock climbing activities in the region, with many more opportunities to come!

This Girls' Adventure

We have launched our This Girls’ Adventure Programme in the Central South Wales region!

So far, the programme has given women and girls the opportunity to try a variety of outdoor activities including rock climbing, wild swimming, paddlesport, standup paddleboarding, and mountain biking.

Looking to get involved?

If you’d like to know more or are an outdoor activity club that would like to get involved, please contact Leila on 07872851395 or