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  • Writer's picturePhil Packer

Sport Wales continue their support to BRIT and the annual BRIT Challenge

We are delighted that Sport Wales are continuing to supporting BRIT and championing the annual BRIT Challenge.

Our aspiration is that every university and college in Wales embraces the BRIT Challenge, enters teams and encourages their students and staff to take part.

We are sincerely grateful to Brian Davies, Acting Chief Executive of Sport Wales, for endorsing our annual BRIT Challenge and to Bob Phillips, Corporate Communications Officer at Sport Wales, for all his help and support.

BRIT continue to deliver their annual feelgood February fundraiser, the next being an inclusive team 2,022 mile challenge, with three aims;

· Support student mental health, fitness & wellbeing and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness

· Deliver inspiration to young adults, and destigmatise mental health, with the support of BRIT Ambassadors

· Raise vital funds for local, regional and national charities

Registration is open for the BRIT Challenge, taking place between 1st February and 3rd March 2022 (University Mental Health Day). Every UK university, college, specialist college and Students’ Union are invited to enter teams and encourage their students and staff to participate.

The BRIT Challenge is inclusive and enables students and staff of all abilities to take part and work as a team to cover the 2,022 mile distance by either hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing or paddling (canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding).

“Sport Wales is delighted to endorse The British Inspiration Trust’s annual BRIT Challenge which offers the opportunity for Welsh university and college teams to raise funds for local, regional or national charities, alongside BRIT.

Unfortunately, for many young adults, the pandemic has triggered mental health conditions or exacerbated existing ones. We know that sport and physical activity can be very effective in helping to maintain or improve mental health, so we’re pleased to support this positive initiative for students to get involved in. Not only will they benefit personally from taking part, but they’ll also help raise funds for a whole range of charities who deliver vital support.

Good luck to all of the Welsh university and college teams taking on the BRIT Challenge this year.”

Brian Davies

Acting Chief Executive

Sport Wales

Brian Davies - Acting Chief Executive of Sport Wales

Sport Wales want Wales to be a more active, healthier nation.

They are the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.

Sport Wales is the main adviser to Welsh Government on sport and supports the delivery of its strategic priorities through the Vision for Sport in Wales and the Sport Wales Strategy.

They also distribute National Lottery grants to enable sport in Wales to thrive, investing in grassroots sport through their community grant schemes.

Sport Wales are committed to providing their most promising sportsmen and women with the support required to compete successfully on the highest stage possible.

Sport Wales are enabling sport to thrive in Wales. To find out more, please visit the Sport Wales website.


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