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FAW to boost funding for grassroots football
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:03:08 AM »
AN additional £100,000 of funding is to be pumped into the development of grassroots football in Wales over the coming year.

The rebranding of the Welsh Football Trust (formerly the FAW Trust) sees the contribution from the Football Association of Wales rise from £130,000 to £230,000 per annum over the next four years.

The increased funding will be ploughed into the development of girls' involvement in the game and disability football, along with the appointment of a technical director.

"We're proud of all that the trust has achieved in recent years," said Welsh Football Trust chairman Peter Lee.

"This extra investment from the FAW for the next four years means we have a solid foundation on which to build for the benefit of Welsh football."

Peter Lee said girls' participation in Wales was flourishing, with 3,908 now playing the game, a 42 per cent increase on last year and a 72 per cent increase since 2002.

A lot of work had been undertaken with FAW area associations and girls' leagues to reorganise competition structures and create new divisions within the leagues.

He said good progress continued to be made in disability football, with 14 new clubs, 18 new teams and a series of new competitions established and specialised training to support coaches and volunteers.