South Wales Police BID South Wales Police CrossFit Throwdown Bid Venue CrossFit Cardiff Proposed Dates:- Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th September 2019 Committee members -Stuart Edwards, Stephen Hughes, John Williams, Jody Pritchard & James Tincombe.
South Wales Police BID SWP CrossFit section attended the inaugural Police CrossFit Throwdown hosted by Devon and Cornwall Police, with the event taking place over two days at CrossFit PI in September 2018. South Wales Police entered two teams finishing 6th and 28th overall. As a result of the huge success, South Wales Police are keen to host this event during September 2019 in Cardiff, the Capital city of wales. We are fully supported by our Chief Constable Matt JUKES in hosting the 2019 competition. SWP are looking to keep the same format and run the competition over a 2 day period with the proposed dates being (Monday & Tuesday) 9th & 10th or the 16th & 17th September 2019. These dates have taken into consideration of annual leave/school holidays over this period, which should allow for Forces to select their best teams. Our aim is to host the event at CrossFit Cardiff https://www.crossfitcardiff.com/#main-banner where we would utilise all of their facilities and the venue is easily accessible to the M4 motorway, railway and Cardiff airport. There are many options available for accommodation with a number of local hotels being only 10 minutes from CrossFit Cardiff. We will be looking to get all teams into one hotel and when we have the number of teams confirmed taking part we can arrange for everyone to get together after the first day for some food and evening entertainment. Food and everything else will be confirmed closer to the date. South Wales Police representatives have worked closely with Devon and Cornwall to obtain as much feedback as possible from the event they hosted in 2018, they have provided the relevant information about the successful event and we will take any feedback into consideration if we are successful.
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Why Cardiff? Welcome to Cardiff - The Capital City of Walesoffers a startling range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone. Wales’ capital Cardiff is a small but vibrant city with plenty to see and do. It has the River Taff running through it and a castle in its centre, surrounded by the beautiful Bute Park. It’s safe to say there’s plenty of reasons everyone should visit! The hospitality - the Welsh are well known for their hospitable nature, humour and charm. You can usually count on a warm welcome wherever you go, especially when Wales is playing a rugby match at the stadium. The pubs and bars will be full of locals cheering, singing, drinking and enjoying themselves, and you’re bound to have a good time with them, even if you’re there wearing the shirt of the other team. The sport - The city is sport-centred like no other. There are the venues Cardiff Arms Park and the Millennium Stadium right in the middle of the town, with the latter being visible for miles around. Cardiff has played host to FA Cup finals, Rugby League Challenge Cup finals and many more games. Cardiff is also big on cricket, with Sophia Gardens cricket grounds (aka, The SSE SWALEC Cardiff) being the headquarters of the Glamorgan CCC. The club has more than 7,000 members and also runs the Welsh Cricket Academy. The cricket stadium underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment to host the first ‘England’ v Australia Test Match of the 2009 Ashes series. For ice hockey fans, there’s Cardiff’s professional ice-hockey team, the Cardiff Devils, who now practice down at Cardiff Bay at the Ice Arena Wales.
Why Cardiff? The nightlife - You may have heard rumours about Cardiff and the amount of hen dos and stag parties it attracts, as well as the binge drinking which goes on, and that may or may not be a good thing for you, but the city is a great place for a night out – whatever you’re into. Welsh pubs are notoriously lively, with live music, craft ales and friendly locals. And there are loads of clubs where you can dance to the music you like and generally have a whale of a time. Cardiff Castle - Cardiff Castle has much to set it apart, from the breath-taking, kaleidoscope-effect Arab Room to the Animal Wall, which consists of a row of stone animal sculptures each perched on different parts of the outer wall. The castle used to have live peacocks roaming its grounds, and it was common to find a plume on the floor. Those days are gone now, but there are still references to the birds dotted around. Entry to the castle costs £10, and there’s also the option of doing a ghost tour at night, going from room to room by candlelight, hearing the gruesome goings-on of the past and the many ghost sightings is an unforgettable experience. Rich in ancient history, sporting excitement, romantic ambience, eclectic culture and ‘out of this world’ activities, Cardiff is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples and groups. Cardiff is a thriving city, just 2 hours by train from London. And much, much more…….
The event venue - CrossFit Cardiff https://www.crossfitcardiff.com/#main-banner REEBOK CROSSFIT CARDIFF Colchester Avenue Industrial Estate, Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23 9AP
CrossFit Cardiff CrossFit Cardiff is situated 10 minutes away from Cardiff City Centre and is easily accessible from the M4 and rail networks. There is adequate parking at the facility as it is located in an industrial unit.
Estimated costing of event Due to the increased interest in the event we will be accommodating 40 teams which will be taking part. The event will be held over a 2 day period on the proposed dates being 9th/10th and 16th/17th September. The teams will consist of 4 persons, 2 male and 2 female. To hold the event we will be hiring CrossFit Cardiff for a two day period, the final costings will be discussed closer to the event, please see confirmed and some estimated costs set out below: - Hire of venue (confirmed) £2000 Costs for judges £300 (To include food, t shirts, refreshments) Trophies £250 Team entry cost £100 Team name boards £310 Incidentals £500 Total £3460 SWP will be speaking to vendors linked to CrossFit and local businesses for donations for prizes. Some of these items will be raffled off to raise money for a nominated charity.
Travelling to Cardiff Cardiff is an easily accessible city, with so many ways to travel here coming to visit us couldn’t be easier. We have strong transport links via rail and road, not to mention our own Cardiff Airport, you could even arrive by sea! We have regular, direct high speed rail services to and from London, with the average journey taking just over 2 hours. If you’re travelling by car then the M4 motorway runs right around the north of the city, with several possible access points. Cardiff Airport is just 30 minutes from the city centre and has over 50 direct routes, with more than 900 connecting destinations worldwide. With cruise traffic to Cardiff on the increase, we’re expecting over 3500 visitors to step straight off a ship and in to port during 2018. It’s never been a better time to come to Cardiff so, what you are waiting for, we can’t wait to welcome you. By car Cardiff is easily accessible via the M4 motorway, which runs through the north of the city, making London a comfortable drive away. From the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland it is a straightforward drive via the M6, M5 and M50/M4. From the South and South West of England the approach is by M5 and M4. Access from West Wales is by M4.
Travelling to Cardiff By coach - Cardiff bus station is located adjacent to Cardiff Central Station and is the central hub for buses and coaches arriving from outside Cardiff. You can travel to Cardiff by National Express Coach from most UK cities. There are also Mega bus routes into Cardiff from London, Swansea, Birmingham Airport, Manchester and Newcastle. The Mega bus stops at Kingsway, just opposite the Hilton Hotel. By Air - Cardiff Airport is 12 miles west of the city centre and 10 miles from Junction 33 of the M4. The airport has direct flights to over 50 destinations and connecting flights to over 800 destinations worldwide. Visit the Cardiff Wales airport website for details. Airlines operating from Cardiff include KLM, Aer Lingus, Flybe and Ryanair. By rail - Cardiff has direct rail links to many cities in the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol and Southampton. The journey time from London Paddington to Cardiff is just over 2 hours and leaves every 30 minutes. There are 20 train stations in Cardiff, most of which form part of the commuter rail network, known locally as Valley Lines, with Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central being the main hubs of the city. Cardiff Central is one of the UK’s major railway stations and welcomes almost 12 million to the Welsh capital each year and connects the city to Newport, Bristol, Bath, London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Birmingham and Nottingham.
Accomodation There are a large number of hotels to choose from with varying budgets, within 10 minutes from the event venue. We have made contact with a number of hotels in order to obtain a corporate price for the event and we have received responses varying from £19 per night to £96 per night. This is just a general list of available hotels within 10 minutes from the location:- • Zip (Premier Inn) https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/zip.html • Jurys Inn • Clayton Hotel • Mercure hotel • Marriott • Radisson Blu • Travelodge • Ibis • Hilton • And many many more
Health & Safety During the event health and safety will be paramount and the organisers will work closely with the venue and appoint a safety officer who will have sole responsibility for linking in with the venue to establish a full risk assessment for the event, venue, competitors, officials and members of the public.
Prizes and Trophies All prizes/awards will be appropriate for the event. We will be looking for donations from affiliates linked to the sport including donations from sponsors etc. There will be no cash prizes. We will arrange for a medal or a plaque to recognise the achievements of taking part in the event. During the event a designated person will be responsible for the presentation, handling of all the prizes which will take place straight after the final work out on day 2.
FUNCTION As the event will be held over two days and the likelihood of people staying after the event on day 2 will be slim, it will be proposed to hold a function/meal on the evening of day 1. When numbers have been allocated a suitable venue will be identified to hold all competitors, judges etc where we can identify appropriate simple food and maybe some entertainment. The venue will hopefully be a licensed premises to allow people the option of buying their own alcohol/wine, there will be no free alcohol at the event. Dress code will be very casual as no doubt at the end of day 1 or day 2 everyone will be rather stiff.
Miscellaneous Hopefully the event will generate some sponsorship which will not directly conflict with PSUK official sponsors. This will enable us to provide some sort of funding to obtain a memento for all persons taking part for example a t shirt. Any sponsorship which is received will be offset against either the cost of entry fees or even the accommodation of the competitors and will be distributed appropriately.
RAFFLES & PRIZES As this event will be fully supported by a large attendance a raffle will be part of the event and a charity will be chosen in the run up to the event itself. All proceeds will go to the designated charity.
ACCOUNTS The event will have a separate account balance sheet which will be handled by our treasurer for the duration of the event if we are successful with our bid. The accounts will be completed in line with the example shown on the PSUK website. The copy of the final accounts will be forwarded to the PSUK admin manager within the guideline 3 months of the event and any profits will be split between PSUK, sports section funds and the host force. No one associated with PSUK will be receiving a salary/honoraria or gratuities during this event. Any gratuity or benefit received must be shown in the event accounts and declared to the PSUK admin officer.