Central Wales grassroots football in safe hands
20 December 2013

Central Wales grassroots football in safe hands

Clubs excel within McDonald’s/FAW Club Accreditation programme

Clubs excel within McDonald’s/FAW Club Accreditation programme

Following the 2013/14 audit window, we are proud to announce that Caersws JFC and Llanidloes JFC have been added to the list of Silver Award accredited clubs in Central Wales. This demonstrates their commitment to raising standards of provision within their respective structures. They join Newtown Whitestars and Penrhyncoch JFC who have both maintained this very high standard. Other successes to highlight in the area are the progression of Berriew JFC to Bronze and also newly formed Guilsfield achieving the same standard in its first season.

Caersws Juniors have excelled this season and achieved a silver charter mark for all their efforts. Not only have they played a role in gdeveloping the boys game but they have also entered a girls team into the Powys Girls’ League. Central Wales FA Volunteer of the Year Carl Lewis has been instrumental in this by engaging well with the Eleri Williams – Welsh Football Trust (WFT) Club Development officer. This has ensured a thorough action plan process has been followed to provide as much support as possible to the club.

The FAW Club Accreditation scheme supported by McDonald’s, is a charter mark programme that recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club football. The scheme introduces a tiered awarding system including Standard (mandatory for all junior clubs), Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Central Wales FA has four mixed gender junior leagues - South Powys, Mid and North Powys, Aberystwyth district and South Ceredigion. The Powys Girls’ League also provides structured female only provision at a centralised venue on Friday evenings (for more information contact Matt Clement on [email protected]) .

Llanidloes JFC and Llanidloes Ladies JFC have worked in partnership to gain silver accreditation; the club has engaged well with the portal and have a wealth of coach education experience within the club to support raising standards in Central Wales.

WFT Club Development officer Eleri Williams continues to work with clubs to ensure standards are raised and clubs get the recognition they deserve. “Since my commencement in the role, the clubs have demonstrated great commitment to raise standards of play within Central Wales and for this I am most grateful” said Eleri.

For more information on the programme in Central Wales please contact Eleri on [email protected] or click on the link below