Cymru Refugee League Success Leads to Second Season!
11 April 2014

Cymru Refugee League Success Leads to Second Season!

The Cymru Refugee Football League project kicked off its second season on Saturday 29th March after a successful first season.

The Cymru Refugee Football League project kicked off its second season on Saturday 29th March after a successful first season.

The league was developed by the Welsh Football Trust in partnership with funding from Sport Wales. Its set-up followed an assessment of football opportunities available to asylum seekers and refugee players in and around Cardiff. The majority of players involved are on minimum benefits and are restricted to play in the established leagues across Cardiff due to financial and transportation barriers. Another reason behind the establishment of the league was to give players who have not played competitive football before a chance to play mainstream football in a structured environment.


The 11-a-side adult league consists of six teams who are of differing nationalities including Kurdish, Congolese, Zimbabwe , Nigerian and Portuguese.

Due to the success of the first season, 24 volunteers have been involved in the project who are now qualified at FAW Football Leaders level. Furthermore, 9 volunteers are currently attending the FAW ‘C’ Certificate (level2) course and 6 volunteers are now qualified referees, 2 of which are qualified Futsal referees.

The league will consist of 6 teams who will play on Saturday afternoons for a period of 15 weeks.

For more information regarding the league please contact:
Mizan Rahman
[email protected]
07717205288