How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
22 June 2016

How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation

Wales has fallen in love with football and we think it's great


Wales is in a state of euphoria and the glory of topping Euro 2016 Group B has hit all the headlines.
The astonishing efforts of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and co have inspired fans from Barry to Bala, regardless of age, ethnicity or gender.
Children everywhere want to copy Gareth Bale and older fans who hadn’t followed the national team for years have fallen back in love with football.
Here we take a look at some of what’s going on around Wales…

Schools
When they’re not out on the football field or kicking the ball in their back garden, school children up and down the land are getting into the spirit of the tournament by learning from our FAW Wales Euro 2016 education pack.

The curriculum resource designed for Key Stage 2 teachers and pupils across Wales, contains 24 lesson plans across the six, new proposed areas of Donaldson’s Curriculum Review.
FAW Trust CEO Neil Ward said: “We were really keen to use football and the Euros in engaging pupils across literacy, numeracy and digital competency through fun, exciting challenges.”

Year Five pupils at St Athan Primary School are studying Euro 2016 as their main topic between now and the end of term and they came to visit us at Dragon Park to find out more about the Wales team and the tournament as a whole.
After a tour of the building and a photo next to our training pitch, they all impressed as we tested their knowledge of the tournament so far with a quiz.
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Different types of football
The FAW Trust promotes football for all and has a full range of football opportunities for people who love the game, whatever age they are.
Whether it’s mini football, walking football or beatball, thousands of Welsh fans are getting involved in our game this summer.

Grass Roots funding
Wales needs to find the next Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey to ensure future generations enjoy can celebrate tournament football and that’s why Sport Wales has invested more than £2.5m in the grass roots game.
The money goes to provide pitches, kits and coaches to young players to ensure they get everything they need to give themselves a chance to succeed in future.

Summer Camps
The sun is shining (mostly) and the summer holidays are almost upon us and parents across Wales are being nagged to sign their children up for soccer camps and tournaments.

Boys and girls of all ages from north to south Wales will be enjoying the thrill of football this summer and now it's time for you to get involved.

Art
The way Wales played against Russia on Monday night was like art at times but nothing compared to the creations that photographer Faye Chamberlain is already creating in her residency with the FAW Trust.

There will be lots of exciting art created by Faye as she spends six months with us showing the world how Welsh football is thriving at all levels.

How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation
How Wales’ phenomenal Euro 2016 performance is inspiring a nation