— The launch of the Cymru Football Foundation is the start of another exciting chapter in
Welsh football. The new charity will support the development of football facilities through
investment, assistance and guidance.
The Cymru Football Foundation will deliver the Football Association of Wales’ (FAW)
commitment to develop inspirational fit-for-future football facilities that will improve and
grow Welsh football on and off the pitch and is preparing to undertake the largest
programme of funding in the history of Welsh football.
The standard of football facilities across Wales, particularly at grassroots level, requires
coordinated long-term investment to deliver the most accessible and appropriate
environments for current and future members of the Welsh football family.
The Cymru Football Foundation will play a leading role in addressing this challenge by
delivering a series of facility development programmes that will develop outstanding
football facilities, resulting in more players and better experiences – helping improve the
health and wellbeing of the nation.
The priorities of the Cymru Football Foundation will be to support projects that:
• Enable stronger and sustainable community focussed clubs
• Grow opportunities and improve experiences for women and girls
• Support wider community needs and tackle inequalities
The FAW, FIFA and UEFA, are committing multi-million pounds worth of investment to
improving facilities in Wales through the Cymru Football Foundation. The UK
Government have also committed to the development of grassroots facilities across the UK
by 2025.
Aled Lewis, Head of Facility Investment and Operations at the Cymru Football Foundation,
said: “The launch of the Cymru Football Foundation is a significant development for Welsh
“Access to appropriate and high-quality facilities are integral to the experiences of every
player, coach, volunteer and referee in Wales.