This social enterprise, supported by the Rank Foundation, encourages local people to donate unwanted sports kit in several Rhondda locations (e.g. Rhondda Sports Centres at Tylorstown and Ystrad) for recycling and selling at a fraction of the new cost to those wishing to get into sport. Ynyshir karate black belt, Steffan Rees, came up with the idea when he realised just how much young people and families had to fork out for new sports kit to join his club. As Play it Again Sport collects more sporting gear, it will be seeking to help local sports groups with kit and small grants to facilitate growth.
From August 2017 Play It Again Sport has been based in Too Good To Waste, a household goods recycling social enterprise in Ynyshir and a founding member of Stronger Rhondda Gryfach. The store is open seven days a week and has had amazing support from a wide range of individuals and organisations donating sports kit.
Mark Hutton – 07929 504525