Welsh Secretary Simon Hart has welcomed a £750,000 support package for all 44 Cymru League clubs in Wales in partnership with the National Lottery.

The financial package, established by the FAW and the National Lottery and facilitated by the UK Government will see clubs in three Cymru League divisions receive support while matches continue to be played behind closed doors because of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Welsh Secretary said the package would play a key role in ensuring that the clubs can continue to exist and operate during these difficult times.

Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart said:

Clubs in the Cymru Leagues play a huge role in their local communities and, like many others, they have been struggling in the current climate. I’m delighted that the UK Government could help bring The National Lottery and the football authorities together to deliver for these clubs and for grassroots football in Wales.

From Prestatyn to Taffs Well, this funding package will help enable clubs to keep going until fans can safely return.

The partnership follows a similar National Lottery initiative between the FA and National League in England, facilitated by the UK Government. Work continues on partnerships with the Scottish and Northern Ireland FAs.

Published 20 November 2020

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