Newport Badminton have announced that the next Welsh Silver Senior tournament is to be held at Newport Centre on Sunday 13 May. The previous tournament in Newport was one of the largest in recent years held in Wales, attracting seven nationalities, a top-ten England player and even world medal-winning para-badminton entrants.

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The British Lionhearts has named the five-man team that will take on the France Fighting Roosters in its final home match of the season in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) at the Newport Centre in Newport on Saturday 14 April 2018.

The mouthwatering showdown will decide which team wins the European Group of WSB and is a chance for the Lionhearts to avenge their narrow 3-2 defeat from when the team’s met in the opening match of the season.

Tickets for the match, priced 16.50 (including booking fee) or on sale at

The line-up is:

Weight class


Flyweight (52kg)

-          Will Cawley (GB)

Lightweight (60kg)

-          Dzmitry Asanau (BELARUS)

Welterweight (69kg)

-          Carl Fail (GB)

Light-heavyweight (81kg)

-          Joe Ward (IRE)

Super-heavyweight (91kg+)

-          Soloman Dacres (GB)

15-year-old Megan Allison from the City of Newport Swimming club, in partnership with Newport Live and Rougemont School, broke the Welsh Junior record in the 50m Freestyle at the Welsh Long Course Championships, a four-day event over the Easter weekend. Megan lowered the previous record that has stood since 2009 at 00:26.90 to 00:26.77, and went on to win multiple medals in other events across the weekend.

Fit and Fed Newport Live

After winning the much coveted ‘UK Project of the Year’ award last year at the Street Games Awards Evening, the team behind Newport’s ‘Fit and Fed’ project didn’t expect another award this time around in Northampton on Tuesday 20th March.

A group of up-and-coming Welsh boxers will have the chance to experience competing in a big fight atmosphere when the British Lionhearts take on the France Fighting Roosters in the World Series of Boxing at the Newport Centre on Saturday 14 April 2018.

As part of the show, the Lionhearts have agreed to stage an undercard of amateur boxing featuring Wales versus England.

The undercard contests will take place under amateur boxing rules (3x3 minute rounds) before the five-bout WSB match (5x3 minute rounds) between the Lionhearts and the Roosters.

There will be fun for all the family and include an Easter Egg Hunt and lots of sports and physical activities, including Tots Fun, Soft Play, Inflatables, Stalls and lots more sports...

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This event will cost £3 per child or £5 for 2 children. Adults go FREE!

To find out more call 01633 656757 or follow us on Facebook/NewportLiveUK or Twitter @NewportLiveUk for the latest updates. 

She Rallies - Creating more opportunities for women and girls in Tennis!

Friday 20th April, 12-3pm at Newport Tennis Centre.

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This is a 3-hour free course which makes starter tennis simple and fun. No tennis experience is necessary - just enthusiasm!

The Lawn Tennis Association has launched ‘She Rallies’, championed by Judy Murray, in a Bid to Get More Girls Playing and More Women Coaching Tennis. 
She Rallies has been created to strengthen and grow the female workforce with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining more women and girls in tennis.

From 30 March until 15 April Newport Live has a host of fun activities for all the family during the Easter Holidays...


Newport Live leisure centres offer a range of activities during the school holidays, from free swimming to Sport & Art Camps. There are also a range of activities and family cinema screenings available at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre.

The day long Sport & Art Camp and week long swimming classes will return in the Easter Holidays along with a numer of workshops, classes and a family theatre show. Newport Live offers plenty of activities for all the family. Just some of the highlights are listed below at each of our venues and you can download the full diary here... 

  • ACTIVE LIVING CENTRE will be offering week long swimming lessons, Rugby Fun and a Family Pool Party.
  • NEWPORT CENTRE will be offering Tiny Tots, Snorkelling sessions and a Pickleball Junior Camp.
  • REGIONAL POOL & TENNIS CENTRE will be offering Tennis Tots, Waterpolo and swimming lessons. 
  • WALES NATIONAL VELODROMEwill offer fun cycling classes and races, indoors and outdoors. 
  • THE RIVERFRONT has a Minecraft Club, Music and Crafts Tots sessions, family theatre show Captain Flinn and family film screenings; Coco (PG) and Early Man (PG), all of which can be booked online.  


To find out more or book these activities drop into one of our venues, call 01633 656757 or book online. 

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Sunday 18 March 2018, 2pm-4pm

A FREE fun afternoon of tennis games, inflatables, rallies and activities on Sunday 18th March at Newport Tennis Centre. 

Age guide 4-10 years, but all welcome!


This Thursday 8th March marks International Women’s Day (IWD). Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.