World class facility opens in Cambrian
4 February 2014

World class facility opens in Cambrian

Sports Minister and Wales Football Manager launch state of the art football facility

Sports Minister and Wales Football Manager launch state of the art football facility

Cambrian and Clydach Vale Boys and Girls Club officially opened its new FIFA recognised 3G football pitch at its ground in Clydach Vale on Friday 31st January.

The pitch was officially launched by Welsh Government Minister for Sports and Culture John Griffiths AM who said “This is a fantastic development that will provide the local community with a great facility. Encouraging more children and young people into sport is vital if we are to improve the health of our nation and I’m delighted that this new multi-sport surface will provide an opportunity for the local community to get active.”

Football Association of Wales (FAW) Manager Chris Coleman presented Cambrian Boys and Girls Club with its FAW Club Accreditation programme Gold Award certificate. The FAW McDonald's Club Accreditation scheme supported by McDonald’s is a charter mark programme, which recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club football. The kitemark is awarded to clubs that are well run, sustainable, which place child protection, quality coaching and safety at the heart of their values.The club is the first to achieve this award within the South Wales FA region and one of only five within Wales.

<2R>The all weather surface, which also boasts a Futsal facility off the main pitch, was laid last year by Cambrian Village Trust with support from the Welsh Government, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and Sports Wales.

Cambrian Village Trust Director Philip Williams said “Developing the 3G pitch on the King George V new field site opens up a host of opportunities for community participation in sport, for sustainable development and management of valued community resources and it will help sustain several existing jobs. As the use of the facility increases we hope to be able to increase the number of jobs created as a direct result of the development. The pitch is an amazing facility for sports people and will allow us to build on our schools and community sports programmes and further develop our elite players”.

For more information about Cambrian Village Trust and Cambrian Lakeside Sports Academy please visit www.cambrianfc.co.uk, or call 01443 440510.

World class facility opens in Cambrian