University proud to be Urdd sponsor

31 May 2012

Aberystwyth University is one of the main sponsors of the Urdd’s National Eisteddfod once again this year which will be held on the Glynllifon Estate, near Caernarfon, from 4-9 June.

For the last 15 years, the University has been the official provider of public access to the web at its Web Café based in the Welcome Centre.

This service enables those visiting the Eisteddfod to get the latest information and send and receive e-mails free of charge.

The Urdd Eisteddfod attracts over 100,000 visitors, 15,000 competitors and almost a million television viewers every year.

As well as the Web Café, Aberystwyth University will also be sponsoring the Urdd’s sports events during the week-long festival.

The University’s support towards the Sports Department of Urdd Gobaith Cymru goes beyond the festival. For many years, the University has been working closely with the department to work on their programme of training courses.

Gary Lewis, Director of the Urdd’s Sports Department, “Over the years, the partnership between Aberystwyth University and the Urdd has gone from strength to strength.

“The collaboration enables the Urdd sports department to create hundreds of new sporting opportunities for children and young people across Wales. The Urdd are very grateful to the ongoing support given by Aberystwyth University.”

The Urdd Eisteddfod, one of the largest cultural youth festivals in Europe, is as an annual Welsh language festival of literature, music and performing arts organised by Urdd Gobaith Cymru - Wales' leading youth organisation.