Forget Ground Force - meet Task Force!

Sport Pembrokeshire staff with Pembrokeshire Harriers club officials and Stephen Thornton, Valero Refinery Public Affairs Manager.

The Sport Pembrokeshire team certainly aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into some hard graft, as members of the Pembrokeshire Harriers can testify.

Over a dozen volunteers from the Sport Pembrokeshire ‘Task Force’ recently descended on the Harriers’ base at the former Sir Thomas Picton athletics track to help spruce up the facilities for the new season.

Ben Field is delighted . . .

Sponsored by Valero, the annual event is all about supporting community sports clubs, says manager Ben Field.

“This was our fifth ‘task force’ day,” he said. “We chose Pembrokeshire Harriers because they’re a pioneering, extremely well-run community club catering for children and adults all across the county with a fantastic volunteer base.

“They’ve also recently received the insport Ribbon Award highlighting that inclusion is at the forefront of their thinking.”

Armed with a variety of DIY equipment, Ben and his colleagues painted the main portakabin and the fence that runs down the home straight.

“Everyone worked really hard and it was certainly a worthwhile exercise,” said Ben afterwards.

“We owe a big thank you to Valero for sponsoring the ‘task force’ day once again, as without their valued support we wouldn’t be able to run it.”

. . . And Nigel says thanks on behalf of Pembrokeshire Harriers

Chairman Nigel Rowlands said: “This was a huge effort from the Sport Pembrokeshire team to undertake. All committee members and coaches of the club are volunteers and it takes a lot to run a club with nearly 350 active members.”

“Any extra help is always welcome and this has been a massive boost for us. Pembrokeshire Harriers are very grateful to the Sport Pembrokeshire team for their support and recognition of the work of the Club in the community.”


Sport Pembrokeshire is the sports development team at Pembrokeshire County Council.