Who are we?


Young people are at the core of everything we do and are the foundation of our vision moving forward.

Our young participants have a voice and they are listened to. They have discussions with staff and volunteers and this steers everything we do at Bridgend YMCA.

Staff and volunteers put children and young people’s needs first, they take time to listen, they are supportive yet challenging, and give children and young people belief, hope and aspiration.

Bridgend YMCA has a Board of seven committed and experienced Trustees. We also have three full time members of staff. As a team, we are passionate about strengthening and improving services for children and young people and between them have a wealth of experience in working with Young People of all backgrounds, but especially those who are disadvantaged, challenging or those with additional needs.

Reg Denley

Reg qualified as a youth worker in 1989 and has worked part-time in the field for over 30 years. The majority of this work was undertaken in the statutory sector but includes over 10 years in the voluntary sector.

He qualified as a social worker after a period working in Social Services in Intermediate Treatment and a peripatetic care team.

In 2002, Reg was appointed as the YouthWorks Programme Manager in Wales and has been responsible for a considerable reduction in youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

Reg has a BA (Hons) in Youth and Community work.

Apponited as Manager of Bridgend YMCA in 2016, our work has been transformed under his leadership.

Kris Davies
Senior Youth worker

Emma Lewis
Assistant outdoor pursuit instructor


Volunteers, both adult and young people regularly give their time to support sessions and activities and help with administration. They help the YMCA to grow and develop.