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Double awards boost for Wales Golf

Wales Golf has been shortlisted in two categories at the WSA Sport Industry Awards, with former footballer Gareth Bale playing a central part in one of the projects.

The Golf is Good pilot health campaign, spearheaded by Bale and developed by The R&A in conjunction with Wales Golf and MATTA, has been shortlisted for the Most Influential Campaign (Communications, PR or Advocacy) award, sponsored by Loosemoores solicitors

While Wales Golf has also been shortlisted in the Best Sustainability Initiative award, sponsored by Spindogs, at the celebration evening in June run by the Welsh Sports Association and sponsored by Complete Background Screening.

Actif Sport & Leisure, Carmarthenshire County Council, along with Swim Wales, have also been shortlisted in the Influential Campaign category.

Canoe Wales and Newport Live are the other sporting bodies shortlisted in the sustainability initiative category.

The awards will recognise and promote the initiatives and successes of WSA members, while also communicating best-practice models and strategies that are helping the Welsh sport and leisure sector to develop.

Wales Golf, the Football Association of Wales and The Outdoor Partnership are the only sporting bodies nominated in more than one category, with each being shortlisted twice.

“We are delighted that some of the work we do has been recognised by the Welsh Sports Association Industry Awards,” said Wales Golf Chief Executive Hannah McAllister.

“These are two projects that we are very proud of. It was a pleasure to work with The R&A and Gareth Bale for the Golf is Good campaign.

“We were delighted they chose us to start this campaign to encourage more people to take up golf.

“We are also very conscious that golf can lead the way in sustainability, there are plenty of good projects that have been carried out by Welsh golf clubs and many more planned for the future.

“We have also put sustainability at the heart of everything we do at Wales Golf, a key part of our new 2023 Five Year Strategy.”