The volunteers behind the White Hut in Hollybush want your vote to help them win £6,000 for a new stage. This popular community hall is part of the NatWest CommunityForce project. The more votes they get the bigger chance they have of getting the cash to buy a new stage.
It takes two minutes to register and then vote. Click on this link http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/2293
We are desperate for a new stage in our local Community Hall! We believe, it hasn’t been replaced in the 39 years the hall has been running. Our volunteers and user groups have noticed that it’s dipping in areas and we fear that we’ll have to stop people from using it for their own safety before long.
The 16 year-old is addicted to free running, also known as parkour. If your are not sure what that is press play on this clip below and prepare to be amazed. You will recognise a few Cwmbran landmarks.
I met Will tonight and recorded an audioboo with him. Click here to listen to him talk about free running (4min 35 secs).
He said: “With free running you have to be able to empty your mind of everything before you do anything. If you get distracted by anything it won’t go right. It is times like that when you start getting injured.
If you don’t assess the danger of anything first then you know you won’t do it right and will hurt yourself.
In the last three years he has broken three metatarsals, sprained his ankles and wrists, needed six stitches in his leg and suffered cuts on his knees.
Here is a photo gallery of Will in action and includes a pic of one of his injuries.
This is how Wikiedia describes free running
Free running or freerunning is a form of urban acrobatics in which participants, known as free runners (or practitioners, though this is a generic term used for freerunning and parkour), use the city and rural landscape to perform movements through its structures.