Sports stars including Ospreys and Welsh international Dan Lydiate and ex-Swansea City player Lee Trundle joined a special awards ceremony to celebrate our partnership with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (NPTCBC) Skills & Training.

The event was held at the impressive Margam Orangery and celebrated the 150th Team programme run by NPTCBC Skills & Training, who have been working with us since 1989. 

At the celebration, each of the young people from Team 150 stood up on stage and shared their personal journey and hopes for the future with the 200-strong audience. They were each presented with a commemorative award before Lee Trundle took part in a Q&A session. Entertainment was provided by Trust-supported singer-songwriter John Nicholas.

In my playing career, I strive for success and always try to make the most of opportunities. Unfortunately, there are so many young people out there who just aren’t being given the chance they need to succeed. Thankfully, The Prince’s Trust is there to help them get on the right track. I was very inspired by the young people’s stories, and I wish them well for the future.
Dan Lydiate, Ospreys and Wales flanker 

Since 1989, more than 2,000 young people in Neath Port Talbot having taken part in the Team programme, which includes a residential activities trip, two weeks vocational experience and a community project – all designed to help young people boost their employability skills. In the community project part of the programme, Team 150 helped to renovate the Old Harbour House, the base for Port Talbot Sea Cadets.