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Local football’s £115,000 boost

Created on 01/12/2011 @ 15:27


Local football is set for a huge cash injection, after the Football Association of Wales (FAW) revealed it is investing £115,000 into Central Wales clubs.
The news was announced by locally-based FAW President Phil Pritchard who created an initiative 15 years ago for clubs to tap into central funding, and the latest windfall takes the amount handed out across Wales past £12 million.
On Tuesday night, Guilsfield showed off the fruits of its grant support when they switched on their floodlights (pictured) against a Mid Wales Select side, and 15 more clubs will see their facilities improved in the coming year following this latest round.
Mr Pritchard explained: “I am delighted that the FAW is still giving full support to clubs throughout Wales in this way. Never did I think that this scheme would be still be in existence for over 15 years, and feed so much money into our clubs. It is abundantly clear, when I go to clubs all over Wales, what benefits have been achieved as a result of this constant funding stream to our clubs. Without this funding it would be extremely difficult for clubs to continue to improve their facilities, which will last for many, many years into the future, for the benefit of players, spectators, and all the Wales Football Family.”
The big winners in this latest round include Llanrhaeadr who will enhance their spectator facilities with £15,700, while Waterloo Rovers’ impressive developments at pitch side will soon incorporate full changing rooms after a promise of £14,700. Berriew will receive £11,900 for pitch drainage and Montgomery £9,600 for spectator standing. Llanfair United’s ambitions will be supported by £8,600 for improved spectator areas.
Who gets what for what?
Huws Gray Alliance
Llanrhaeadr: Hardstanding plus tarmac entry area £15,700
Spar One
Berriew: Pitch Drainage £11,900
Dolgellau: Pitch Drainage £6,000
Newbridge: Pitch Drainage £7,000
Waterloo Rovers: New shower facilities £14,700
Montgomery: Hardstanding all round £9,600
Llanidloes Town: Replace showers and hot water system £8,400
Bow Street: Hardstanding £2,100
Spar Two
Four Crosses: Spectator barrier £2,600
Llanfair United: Covered area and barrier £8.600
Bont: Dug Out £1.100
Knighton: Boiler and shower £5,000
Machynlleth: Purchase floodlights (1st phase) £9,000
Newcastle Emyln: £7,600
Barmouth & Dyffryn: Drainage French-Drain £5,300
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