On Saturday 27th June, Mumbles Rangers FC were joined by Wales and Manchester United hero Ryan Giggs, who visited the Swansea side to celebrate the clubs long term dedication to the local community and their continued partnership with local McDonald’s franchisee Ron Mounsey.
During his visit, the McDonald’s Head of Welsh Football oversaw a training session with members of the club. He also met with club officials and coaches, passing on his expertise before posing with players and parents for photos.
The event was also Wales’ first ever McDonald’s Community Football Day and launched this exciting new programme. The FAW and McDonald’s are calling on all accredited clubs throughout Wales to run their own McDonald’s Community Football Day and be in with a chance of hosting their own FAW ambassador and McDonald’s inflatables. For more information please click here.
Mumbles Rangers has around 30 teams for children and young people including mini-soccer teams, small-sided teams and full-size youth teams catering for boys and girls. The club also has three adult teams and a veterans’ team.
There are more than 100 volunteers involved in the club, including around 70 qualified coaches, of which about 10 have achieved their Level 2 (C certificate) coaching award. This year the club achieved the Gold Award in Welsh Football Trust national club accreditation programme.
Local McDonald’s franchisee, Ron Mounsey, who has supported Mumbles Rangers for several years, said: “Mumbles is a club that is at the heart of the local community. It’s great that Ryan could come down to see the players and volunteers in action as they truly deserve recognition for all of the hours that they put in for the love of football and their local community.”