Financial lifeline for Welsh football clubs welcomed

Craig Williams, Welsh Conservative MP for Montgomeryshire, has welcomed news of a £750,000 financial support package to be distributed amongst all 44 Cymru Leagues football clubs in Wales.

 MP Craig Williams..
MP Craig Williams..

The financial package, which has been jointly established by the FAW and The National Lottery and facilitated by the UK Government, will see clubs in the JD Cymru Premier, JD Cymru North and the JD Cymru South receive funding while matches continue to be played behind closed doors. The funds will play a key role in ensuring that the clubs can continue to exist and operate during these difficult times.

In Montgomeryshire, the clubs that will receive the funding include The New Saints FC, Newtown AFC, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant FC and Llanfair United FC.

Welcoming the news, Craig Williams MP said: “This financial package is brilliant news and recognises the essential role that Cymru Leagues clubs play beyond matchday. 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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