About Us

Until December 2020 the field and Pavilion was managed by the Creigiau Recreation Area Management Committee (CRAMC), made up of members of the sporting clubs and a few volunteers.

In December 2020 the Creigiau Recreation Charity leased the recreation ground from Pentyrch Community Council to enable us to make some much needed development and renovations. We aim to improve the area by improving access both to get to the recreation ground but also to use the changing facilities.  Pentyrch Community Council are the ground owners/landlord.

Creigiau Recreation Charity, Charity number 1184914, 36 Parc Castell-y-Mynach, Creigiau, Cardiff CF15 9NW.

Below are the current trustees of the CRC and a little information about them.

Arthur Cook

Originally from Abingdon, I moved to Wales in 1971, and to Creigiau in 1979 with my wife Jenny.

Now (semi) retired after over 40 years in IT, specialising in Information Assurance, I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a company director.

From 1985 to 1992 I worked in Vanuatu where I managed the National Data Processing Department.

I have been involved in many local organisations and I am a passionate sportsman. I am currently captain of Creigiau Cricket Club 3rd XI (which I think had to be formed so that I could continue playing).

Hobbies: Family and mending things. 

Colin Belward

For over 40 years, Wendy and I, along with our 2 children have enjoyed being part of the Creigiau community. 

I have been involved with the Football, Cricket, C23 and Carnival Committees either as a member or Chairman.

 I have Sales, Marketing and management experience in both public and private sectors and have taken part and chaired meetings both in the Civil Service and the Safety Industry.

I have pursued the improvements to the Recreation Field for over 20 years and now with this new Charity and with an experienced and motivated committee, I am positive we can achieve our exciting plans.

Dan Clayton

I have lived in Creigiau since 2016 with my wife and two children. I work in the NHS as a Senior Public Health Practitioner and have a passion for improving the population's physical and mental wellbeing. I am a strong advocate for sport and physical activity opportunities for all from the very young to our older population.

Creigiau needs and deserves new facilities and I am excited to be part of these plans as we strive forward.

Tim Goodson

I have lived in Creigiau since April 2018 with my wife and 2 young children.  

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and own and run a Cardiff based technology SME. 

I am also a Trustee Director for the FAW Trust, a registered charity that is responsible for the development of football in Wales.  

I have always been active and am passionate that our community has accessible facilities that promotes fitness and wellbeing.  

Dr Chris Norey

For over 30 years our family has lived in Creigiau, and our three children have grown up with access to all the facilities and environment that the Village has to offer including as active participants in the use of the Recreation Field and the sports clubs that play there.

I played for Creigiau F.C. for 30 years and was secretary for the Football Club for over 20 years, the highlight was to be able to play alongside my son and to see him lift the Cardiff and District Premier League title with the club.

I am a Biochemist by training and have been a Research Manager for the past 12 years leading teams of 50+ and managing multi-million pound budgets. 

I am excited to be part of the development of the recreation ground to bring about much needed improvements and to provide my grandchildren and the next generation with even better experiences.

Trudi Evans

I have lived in Creigiau for forty years. I have retired from the Welsh Blood Service where I held the position of Marketing and Media Manager, and was also responsible for the recruitment of Blood and Bone Marrow donors for Wales.

I have also been a committee member of CRAMC for many years and have been involved in organising events to raise funds to improve our facilities at the recreation field


My aim is to improve sports facilities for the community of our beautiful village, whatever age to enjoy.

Colin Pryce, Bsc (Eng) ,C.Eng., F.I.C.E. 

Following  a successful  site management career ,since graduating from Queen Mary University London, working across the UK and Middle East for both consultants and contractors, I joined Bam Nuttall, an international civil engineering contractor, in 1989 to set up a regional business for them in Wales. The following 23 years proved to be the most challenging and rewarding of my career in that I was building up the area business from scratch and succeeded in expanding the annual turnover to £40m with over forty staff most of whom were recruited locally. The projects undertaken included a diversified portfolio of high profile contracts in the roads, power, infrastructure and sea defence sectors.

As Divisional Director I attended various senior management training including an intensive course at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland, entitled ‘Managing Corporate Resources’

My interests include golf, rugby and photography.

Bethan Roberts

I am a Charity lawyer at Geldards LLP with 11 years’ experience. I specialise in charity governance, regulatory issues and charity trading matters.

I have acted as charity trustee and director of Cardiff University Students’ Union for 5 years, chairing their HR committee for 4 years. I am a local resident passionate about improving facilities for all in the community of Creigiau.

Simon Slinn

Originally from North Wales, but having lived in Cardiff since 2000, my wife and I moved to Creigiau in 2016. We now have 3 children (3, 6 and 12 years old) attending the local primary and secondary schools and we are all actively involved in various local groups.

Professionally, I am a doctor working in the Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff and keen on promoting health and well-being across all ages.

I am very keen to try and help improve our local community, particularly with regards to the recreation facilities and promoting healthy, active living.

James Hastings

James is a Senior Associate and Head of the Property Litigation team. He deals with a broad range of property related disputes, acting for both commercial and private clients. He advises private and public sector clients in relation to a variety of property disputes. He has particular experience working with developers and governmental bodies. He also acts for commercial landlords and tenants on various matters including lease renewals, breach of covenant, dilapidations, forfeiture and possession claims.

Mike Taylor

Mike is a Charted Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, mostly in South Wales. During his career he has been involved with the procurement, planning and project management of a range of construction projects including many similar to the works proposed by the charity. These include footways, cycle tracks, playgrounds, school MUGAs and small building works.

He is semi-retired and will enjoy being able to spend on the design development and construction of the works at Creigiau recreation ground.

Adam Wood

Adam joined Holder Mathias Architects in 2002 for his academic year out and returned in 2005 after completing his post graduate studies. In 2007 Adam went to work in Iceland, returning to Holder Mathias in 2011.  He was promoted to Associate Director in 2022.  Adam has proved himself an extremely valuable member of the team - his natural talent for design coupled with his infectious interest in all aspects of architecture have given him an extremely broad experience base.  Adam has worked on a wide range of projects from master planning to individual bespoke buildings.  Whilst in Iceland Adam worked on the new concert and conference centre Harpa in Reykjavik.