01639 648000

Notice board

NPTC Group Notice board

  Welsh Colleges’ Trial Football Tournament (09.10.13)

Silver Brain Sports Competition

During the last week of term, all groups at the Llandarcy Academy of Sports took part in the ‘SILVER BRAIN’ Sports challenge. The silver brain is our annual sports inter-class competition where students participate in many different activities such as tug of war, sports skills, assault courses, etc. The winners of the Xmas 2013 competition were BTEC Level 3, Group1B.

Welsh Colleges Golf Tournament 7-11-2013

1st Place Fauve Birch
2nd Place Hannah Bowen
3rd Place Mollie Lewis

Coleg Sir Gâr 1sts 2 v NPTC Group 1sts 0
25th September 2013
NPTC Group took on Coleg Sir Gâr at the excellent Stebonheath Park in Llanelli in the first game of the new ECFA Category Two Football League on Wednesday the 25th of September. With 5 first team squad members pulling out on the eve of the game and first team player Josh Maccarinelli pulling out in the warm-up, resources were stretched thin.
NPTC Group started well and the new first years quickly got to grips with the standard of football at this level. NPTC Group enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but lacked that bit of quality in the final third to create and take the chances their fine build-up play deserved. With so many new players, this will surely come. There were two well taken goals; the first was a fine combination play, and the second was a superb finish by the always dangerous Sir Gâr number 10 that gave Coleg Sir Gâr a 2-0 win.

NPTC Neath 1 v Gower College 0
6th November 2013
A rainswept Llandarcy saw NPTC Neath take on a very well coached and organised Gower College Swansea in the ECFA Category 2 Welsh League. Gower College were the better team in the first twenty minutes, NPTC showing a lack of quality and desire in atrocious conditions. The first half saw a lack of clear- cut goal mouth opportunities with defences on top. It was a far better second half, full of strong performances that enabled an excellent move down the left hand side, through great work by Liam Thomas and Rylan Morgan. Lloyd Jones deftly chipped the keeper to take the points home. Gower College tried to come back on the counter attack but NPTC Neath, who had chances to make the game more comfortable, held out for a 1-0 win.


2013 Report

The County Championship in April was played at Pontardawe Golf Club. The winner was Joe Phillips (Pontarddulais) who shot 76 with Max Davies (Gower College) second on 79. In the girls’ competition, Hannah Bowen (Llangatwg) became the champion scoring a gross 87.

The following were selected for the Welsh Schools Championship at Pontardawe:

  • Rowan Warren Bishopston Comp
  • Luke Nedza Ystalyfera
  • Joe Phillips Pontarddulais
  • Jordan Golley Olchfa
  • Max Davies Gower College Swansea
  • Hari Pachu Bishopston Comp
  • Hannah Bowen Llangatwg
  • Fauve Birch Cwmtawe School

September Competitions
Thirty-six students took part in the competition at Langland Bay in windy conditions with the following results:

Under 19 Team

1. Neath College A (F. Birch, H. Bowen, L. Colwill) 67pts
2. Ystalyfera (R. Nedza, L. Nedza, I Griffiths) 61pts

Under 19 Individual

1. L. Nedza (Ystalyfera) 36 pts
2. L. Colwill (NPTC Group) 34 pts
3. F. Birch (NPTC Group) 33 pts (countback)

Under 16 Team

1. Bishopston A (C. Morgans, N. Bowen, H. Pachu) 64 pts
2. Dŵr-y-Felin B (T. Peet, J.Humphries, R. Rees) 63 pts

Under 16 Individual

1. J. Godbeer (Gowerton) 34 pts
2. C. Morgans (Bishopston) 33 pts (countback)
3. T. Peet (Dŵr y Felin) 33 pts

The 2014 County Championship will take place in April at Swansea Bay Golf Club. Competitors will be contacted in the new year with full details.

SOTM - October 2013 - Keira Bevan PTA Group


Welsh Colleges’ Trial Football Tournament (09.10.13)
The 7-a-side tournament was off to a promising start when Neath took an early lead against Merthyr with goals from Katy Hosford and Courtney Sawyers but a late push from Merthyr resulted in a 3-2 loss for the Neath girls. The following game was a hard battle and the girls managed to come away with a 1-1 draw against Coleg Gwent thanks to a goal from Captain Sophia Ramalla-Rees. The top two from each pool met in the final and so unfortunately a 1-0 defeat against tournament winners Cardiff meant the girls did not qualify for the semis. The day was excellent preparation for the 5-a-side tournament to be held in November and many of the girls who played for Neath are being considered for the Welsh Colleges’ Team selection. Well done girls!

Coleg Sir Gar 2nds 0 v NPTC 2nds 5

NPTC Group’s second team put in a fantastic performance against Coleg Sir Gar winning 5-0 at Pwll recently. Goals came from William ‘’Wishy’’ Davies (his first ever goal), Liam Pudsley, Captain Lee Harris, Jake Weights and Bradley Crooks.

Coaches Lee and Craig were very impressed with the attitude and application of all 14 players. We started with a high tempo and never really let Coleg Sir Gar into the game; dominating from start to finish and playing some excellent football. There are certainly a few players in this team looking to push the first team boys all the way this season for places.

NPTC Ladies Football 4 - Coleg Sir Gar 3
The first football League game of 2013 saw NPTC Ladies travelling to arch rivals Coleg Sir Gar. With a mix of new and old students, it was definitely a strong start to the season.
New captain Sophia Ramallo-Rees set the standard with her outstanding team play and encouraged the new-comers to get stuck in! A Level student Katy Hosgood outsmarted the defence and earned the 1st goal for the NPTC side, but Sir Gar soon replied with 2 goals. Kirsty O’ Donnell had the 2nd goal for the visitors but Sir Gar again went ahead, leading 3-2 into the second half. NPTC’s Alicia Demery made some outstanding saves in goal with Courtney Sawyers and Keira Bevan making multiple efforts from at Sir Gar’s goal keeper.
Katy Hosgood again outwitted the Sir Gar defence to secure the final goal for the visitors in an emphatic 4-3 victory!



NPTC Student Kirsty O’Donnell helped Wales Women to a perfect record at a Uefa tournament in Lithuania.




Women’s 7s’ Rugby
Urdd National Women’s 7s Rugby Tournament
The Neath Port Talbot women’s rugby team have gone from strength to strength as proved in this year’s Urdd competition. The competition consisted of two pools with a straight final and so winning was essential. The girls played with courage and energy as they progressed through the games gaining each time in confidence and experience. After an upsetting loss against Coleg Sir Gâr, 29-12, the tries started flowing with victories over Strade 19-5, Cymer 27-10 and Maes Yr Arfa 36-5. The early loss to Coleg Sir Gâr meant the girls were knocked out of the final despite finishing second in the pool with a convincing points difference. Coleg Sir Gâr later lost in the final against a very strong Amman Valley team.
Rosslyn Park 7s
The cold and muddy conditions on Wimbledon Common did not deter the girls from giving their all in this tournament. They played convincingly as a team creating exciting attacking plays throughout the overall competition, despite the hailstones and high winds threatening to slow down play. The girls were off to an explosive start by beating Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr 27-0. Tries came from Elli Norkett (3) and Lowri Norkett (2) with Alicia Demery successfully kicking a conversion to add another 2 points. They continued to play with this fiery energy when faced with Yeovil College which proved to be too much for the opposition. After a convincing start with Alicia scoring and converting a try to provide a 7-0 lead, Yeovil decided to concede the game after their final sub went down injured. The next challenge saw Ysgol Gyfun Bryntawe give their all but this was not enough against the Neath Port Talbot girls as Elli scored 4 tries and Alicia scored and converted 2 tries to beat them 34-0. To round off the pool stages, 4 tries from Elli and 1 each for Emily Macduff, Lowri and Alicia provided a 37-0 win against Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg; placing Neath Port Talbot safely at the top of the pool and through to the semi-finals with 4 straight wins and not conceding a point! The girls were drawn against Amman Valley School in the semi-final and after a hard fought battle in difficult conditions, Amman Valley School managed to take a lead and the end result of 31-5 meant the girls were knocked out. The girls finished the tournament in third place with 103 points for and only 31 points against. Well done girls, an excellent result for such a novice team!!

Les Menuires Les 3 Vallées
Students from across the Sport and Public Services’ courses could not get enough of the skiing last year and so when presented with the opportunity to visit the world’s largest ski resort they jumped at the chance! Add in that they would be staying at a “ski in/ski out” hotel in the resort of Les Menuires (which gives you direct access to the biggest linked ski area in the world), it became a dream trip!
Les Menuires is part of the 3 Vallées with 600km of pistes and 172 ski lifts, linking Les Menuires/Saint Martin to Val Thorens, Orelle, Méribel, Courchevel, La Tania and Brides-les-Bains. Les Menuires/Saint Martin de Belleville has 160km of pistes and 34 ski lifts and is situated at an altitude of 1,850m.
Many of the ski group this year were returners from the previous trip proving that memories and friendships made really did last. The range in ability provided an ideal opportunity to develop morals and skills such as teamwork, support and organisation and, for a lucky few, the Alps provided the backdrop for their A Level PE moderation - not a bad way to get marked! Our experienced skiers guided the novices through the Alps helping them to progress at a much quicker rate and a group trip to the ski park at the end of the week was a perfect way to round off the trip.
Les Menuires slogan states “ski, enjoy, respect” and that is exactly the behaviour our learners embraced on this trip. The year 2013 proved to be an outstanding ski trip for Neath Port Talbot College and left students eagerly awaiting the announcement of next year’s trip!
 Wales Air Ambulance Charity Event Uniformed Public Services

On 20/12/2012, the Level 2 & Level 3 1st year BTEC students all contributed to the charity event to raise money on behalf of the Wales Air Ambulance service.

We went to Morrison's supermarket in Baglan and asked members of the public at the tills whether they wanted their shopping packed. In return, they kindly donated change to our cause and put money into our charity buckets. All the money from each student was then added together and given to the Wales Air Ambulance service to buy equipment they need for the rescue service they provide. The total raised was Ł475!!

A few weeks after the event, the students took it to the Wales Air Ambulance base at Fairwood Common, Swansea.

At the base, we had a tour and a discussion with Ross Griffin about the day-to-day tasks they had to perform. As members of the Public Services, we all felt that the Wales Air Ambulance service was a worthy cause for us to be involved in and thoroughly enjoyed raising money for them.

By Jordan West: Level 2 Public Services




29/01/2013 BTEC L3 Sport Organiser Training with NPTCBC AYP Officers
First year students, Caitlin Jewel & Ella Sherlock, explain their sports’ activities to Crymlyn Primary School children.

Thirty L3 Sport students took part in their organiser training at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. Students learned how to organise their coaching activities, deliver innovative sessions and motivate young learners. It proved to be a great course, with students displaying some good coaching skills in the afternoon with Crymlyn Primary School children. Students are currently preparing to complete their ten hours of voluntary coaching in their local primary schools.


Global Enterprise Challenge - Llandarcy Academy of Sport

Women’s Rugby 7s’
The newly formed women’s rugby team were Plate winners from a recent WRU 7s’ tournament held at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. The competition standard was high, with many teams displaying their experience; in particular, tournament winners Coleg Sir-Gâr. The NPTC team, consisting predominantly of novice players, displayed determination, teamwork, winning most of their games and finishing second in the group stages. For the team, which consisted of all first year students, this in itself was a superb achievement in what would be for most of the girls their first ever rugby game! After the group stages, the team progressed to the Cup Semi-Finals, but unfortunately lost 5-2 to Newport; a much more experienced team. The team then went onto be victorious with a 5-4 win over Cwm Rhymni, winning the Plate final. The girls played well throughout the tournament improving with each game, scoring plenty of tries and importantly enjoyed the atmosphere! The girls are now preparing for two further tournaments; the Urdd 7s’ & the Rosslyn Park 7s’ in London. Well done Girls!

Level 2 Diploma Public services foodbank collection
Neath Port Talbot College (NPTC) Students from Level 2 Diploma Public Services have been collecting food for Neath’s foodbank recently. 
The Trussell Trust's UK foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and communities to open foodbanks nationwide and to date the Neath Port Talbot foodbank has fed over 1200 adults and children. 
Students have been collecting food as part of their Community Participation unit in their Welsh Baccalaureate Course. On Tuesday 22 January, the group took the 1st of many food parcels to the centre, and also helped out for two hours.
The students helped sort out the various donations into food type and date order. They also helped to generally tidy the area, take products into the shop and to the storage areas. 
Yvonne Davies is one of the many volunteers running the foodbank. She explained how the foodbank works, showed us where food is dropped off, where it is stored and how it is distributed. She also spoke about how difficult it is for people to come in and get the help available, and the variety of people that do need help. Yvonne explained that nobody is turned away, that the volunteers are trained to help with problems and refer people onto outside agencies. 
The group will be offering their services every month and would be grateful if staff and students could make a monthly donation. 
If you can bring anything in, please leave it in the box under Sally MacLean’s desk. 
All donations will be gratefully received and urgently needed! 
Milk (UHT or powdered) 
Sugar (500g) 
Fruit juice (carton) 
Pasta sauces 
Sponge pudding (tinned) 
Tomatoes (tinned) 
Rice pudding (tinned) 
Tea Bags/instant coffee 
Instant mash potato 
Tinned meat/fish 
Tinned fruit 
Biscuits or snack bar. 

Well done to Laura Rowles - Student of the Month (Sports and Public Services) - AS PE Afan


NPTC 30 – Hartpury 35 Wednesday 19th December Llandarcy Academy of Sport

NPTC Netball Academy produced some of their finest netballing skills in a nail biting finale to their 4th round British Cup Knockout Competition.
The team ,consisting of players from the 6th Form Academy, BTEC National Sport L3, and BTEC Heath and Social Care L3 combined in an epic clash to a nail biting last quarter where it looked as though NPTC, the underdogs, might have caused a monumental upset! The College boasts being the last remaining Welsh College in a league dominated by English colleges strewn with English International and Regional talent. New Vice Principal, Catherine Lewis, made her debut as one of our match umpires.
The opening five minutes saw spectacular interceptions from Emily Dacey (C) preventing an early lead by the visitors, a feat she managed to maintain consistently throughout the match. The determination of the defence was mirrored by the exceptional agility of Aimee Moran in goal (GK) and the unyielding power and strength of Elli Norkett (WD) providing our ball carriers with extra waves of attack.
Outstanding performances throughout the game by ball carriers Lowri Norkett (V.C) in the Centre position and Lauren Jones (WA) fortified the attack; Lowri providing excellent decision making skills particularly on centre passes and circle feed , and Lauren winning all contested ball on the centre pass and circle edge dominating their space with inspired movement and positioning.
Shooters Jesci Hare (GS) and Bethan Mason (GA) were up against the height of the Hartpury circle defence but fought valiantly for every ball with dogged determination. As a result they were victorious for the majority of the game.
Substitutions by Sophia Romallo-Rees and Caitlin Jewel provided much needed fresh legs and both players provided the same degree of skill and determination showed by their team mates to keep the College in with a chance of winning.
First and second quarters showed NPTC still within a hairs breath of the title, but unfortunately a tactical team change in the third quarter by the visitors, provided them with an 11 goal lead.
All was not lost and NPTC came fighting back with the spirit of the Dragon winning the final quarter, but unfortunately not enough to win the game. The spectators were a force behind the team all the way and added to the atmosphere of the occasion! We hope to see as many of you supporting us in the future as you are all more than welcome.
Congratulations ladies on a most memorable performance which goes down as one of the best netball games ever played at the College showing the grit, determination and sprit of the team. (Judith Thomas, Helen Jones and Amanda Cooper - Very proud coaching team of Neath Port Talbot College Netball Academy.)


Neath Port Talbot College (NPTC) took seven students to compete in the Welsh Schools Indoor Rowing Competition on (03/11/12) at the Channel View Centre in Cardiff.
In the boys under 17’s Lloyd Thomas Wheeler, Adam Beard and Oliver Thompson competed. In the girls Under 17’s Kirsty ‘O Donnell, Alicia Demery and Bethan Summerfield. In the boys under 18’s Liam Andrews was boldly holding the flag.
All competitors performed brilliantly, setting personal best times. Lloyd Thomas Wheeler took bronze in the Under 17 boys with a time of 6 Minutes 49 secs. Adam Beard was close behind in 4th with 6 Mins 53 secs. In the girls section Kirsty O’ Donnel was narrowly beaten into 4th place by 1 second.
The competition was fierce this year, which also included Hartpury College, England - one Britain elite sporting Colleges. The male under 17’s time of 6 Mins 33, was 24 seconds faster than last year and won by the only 16 year old in Britain that was taller than our Adam Beard!! Well done to everyone who took part!

South Wales Colleges Trials 8/11/2012

Welsh Colleges men’s’ football held their annual South Wales trial at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport 8/11/2012. Two players from Neath Port Talbot College were asked to take part; 1st year BTEC Sport students Lloyd Jones and Conah Mcfenton. The standard of the trial was extremely high and coaches were left with a difficult decision of who now progresses to the South Wales V North Wales match which will determine the Welsh Colleges team. The Welsh team will then play New Zealand schools and their English Colleges counterparts in the January and February of 2013.
Llandarcy Academy of Sport was also pleased to be hosting the Female South Wales Colleges trials 16/11/2012. Taking part from NPTC were BTEC Level 3 1st year student Sophia Ramallo Rees and A2 Physical Education student Jemma Parfit. The standard was extremely competitive and both girls shone in a hard fought trial match. 2nd year BTEC Level 3 sport student Jesci Hare who was unable to make the trial due to injury has already been invited to the next stage; a South vs North Wales College.

Football match report: 14/11/2012:
Gower College (3) – NPTC 1sts (3)

NPTC left their worse performance of the season, for their annual trip to local rivals Gower College Swansea. A poor first half saw Gower take a 3 nil lead. The second half saw three substitutions and enabled NTPC take the game under control. NPTC were camped in the Gower half for the whole 45 minutes and pulled back three goals one from Josh Maccrenelli, Liam Thomas and Liam Christopher Thomas. Sadly they were unable to convert the rest of their chances to seal the win.


Match Report – Men’s Football
Bridgend College (BCS CUP) Away 7th November 2012
Bridgend College 2 – Neath Port Talbot College 3

A difficult first round match against a good Bridgend College side where NPTC struggled to match their performances of recent weeks. Goals from Billy Phromnchantha, Lloyd Jones and Josh Maccarinelli, give Neath a 3-1 lead. A missed Tom Barber penalty nearly made it 4-1, before Bridgend College pulled back a goal in injury time. With a win we are through to the next round of the cup.

Well done to Luke (an NPTC student and former enterprise intern) part of the ‘Silver Surfers’ project who recently won an award for ‘Best Photo’ as part of ‘Get Online Week 2012….. Read more

Huge well done to the NPTC rugby teams who played against Bridgend College 07/10/2012

The Firsts won with a massive 55-13 lead

The seconds lost 21-45


AS and A level certificates from Summer 2012 are now available for collection from Reception.




Rugby 76-10 Pembrokeshire
Netball 41-17 Swansea/Gower

Traineeship Learner of the Year awards ceremony.

Please find the full article here:

W Glam Golf U19’s championships held at Neath Golf Club Wed 3rd Oct

The results of the event were as follows:

Gross: Gower College A (M Davies and E Anderson)                                149

Best Nett Team: Neath Port Talbot College A (T Burridge and F Birch)        2 over


Best Gross

1. M. Davies (Gower College)                   74
2. E Anderson (Gower College)                75

Best Nett

1. K Wintle (Gower College)                      67
2. F Birch (Neath Port Talbot College)       71

Best Stableford

M Lewis (Neath Port Talbot College)         38

Next tournament
Welsh Colleges Champs at Wrexham wed 17th Oct