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Clubs bag a cash lifeline

 
Created on 23/11/2020 @ 11:45

 

Clubs playing in the top two tiers of Welsh football will grab a share of £750,000 to help them through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The news will bring welcome relief to clubs that are facing financial challenges brought on by the lack of action and revenue this year.

While Newtown have been back in action this season as an ‘elite’ club in the top tier of Welsh football, clubs like Guilsfield and Llanrhaeadr have been left frustrated in the second tier.

A total of 44 clubs will benefit from a partnership between the Football Association of Wales and the National Lottery.

The financial package, facilitated by the UK Government, will see clubs in the JD Cymru Premier, JD Cymru North and the JD Cymru South receive funding.

There is no news, however, on whether there will be support for grass roots clubs who are still awaiting details of when, or if, they can return to competitive action this season.

Nevertheless, local MP Craig Williams has welcomed the decision and said: “This financial package is brilliant news and recognises the essential role that Cymru Leagues clubs play beyond match day.

“Football clubs and training facilities across Montgomeryshire are often at the heart of their communities. They act as central hubs that give further opportunities for children and adults to be active, whilst bringing a source of pride and community spirit to their towns and villages.

“I am very grateful to the Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart for his role in bringing the FAW and The National Lottery together in delivering this vital support for our clubs, and very much hope that it will enable clubs to keep going until fans can safely return to grounds.”

 

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