Vote for the FAW McDonald's Community Club of the Year 2022
The public will decide the winner of the FAW McDonald's Community Club of the Year Award.
After hundreds of nominations were received, six clubs, one from each area of Wales, has been selected to contest the 'People's Award.'
Take the time to read through why each club was selected and vote for your winner below.CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE
Canton Liberal FC – South Wales FA
Canton Liberal FC have seen an increase of players by 50% in the last season rising to 261 registered players. Within this period they have nearly tripled the number of registered girls players at the club. My daughter joined the club within the last year having never played football before. She absolutely loves weekly training and marches because of the culture the coaches foster - inclusive, supporting & fun. Encouraged to try their best, be committed & good sportsmanship, the club are a credit to girls football.
Undy AFC – Gwent FA
Undy AFC is more than a football club – we are the heart of the community and support it with an extensive range of activities. We are a junior section with over 300 players, starting from 4 up to under 16s. We are platinum accredited and hold both McDonald’s Fun Football & Girls Huddle sessions throughout the year. We also have an “Undy Boots” initative which allows for the recycling of old football boots which are sold on with the profits going to charities, one of which was the Welsh Air Ambulance. We also have an excellent relationship with Kafunjo in Uganda where we have sent our old football kits to support their community projects.
Kilgetty AFC – West Wales FA
Kilgetty AFC started a girls football club about a year ago. Many young girls joined up on day one and more as word spread, attracting girls who had never played football or experienced being part of a team before. The coaches harnessed this enthusiasm so brilliantly and have brought girls on, from never kicking a ball to playing matches and festivals together. Working as teams, sharing in triumphs and defeats together, they have now grown to nearly 70 girls. Proud to be Kilgetty players and happy playing football, the families have come together to help make the girls club a huge success. This is the power and beauty of grassroots football in action. Children, families and volunteers making a difference, bringing a community together.
Hay St Mary’s Football Club – Central Wales FA
Hay St Mary's Football Club are a fast developing, increasing in size, club where they have over 200 members in the club. A junior section with 150 plus children both boys and girls along with a senior section with 2 teams and a ladies section. The club has been turned around this year where the club in the past was in debt and is now in a healthy position, recently being linked with the local school to support children's mental health and well being, supporting them by offering days of coaching in the school and for the school to use the football ground for events such as sports days / picnic days.
Broughton United FC – North East Wales FA
Broughton United are a junior football club that provide over 300 children in the area an opportunity to play football, with a thriving girls section also within the club. It has had a fantastic first year in existence since Broughton Park FC and Broughton Super Saints FC merged. Numbers of participation have increased in the area and all players are welcome. We also have a strong community angle and have taken part in a Nanny Biscuit charity 1000 penalties promotion challenge as well as gaining a silver accreditation in our first season. On top of this the club has formed a strong relationship with the local school to assist in improving facilities in the area as well as becoming an FAW Girls Huddle provider.
Llysfaen FC - North Wales Coast FA
Llysfaen junior football club is central to the community it serves. Players from age 4 up are welcomed with open arms along with their families. Those with additional needs are catered for in such an inclusive manner that they do not stand out but are simply another valued team member. Joining the club is like joining an extended family with all players encouraged to watch and support teams in other age groups all the way up to the senior mens and womens teams. In return players from the senior teams support the junior sides through coaching. The club is not just about playing football but also about the wider Llysfaen community with lots of effort being put into developing the facilities at the club. The aim being to provide facilities that can benefit everyone from preschool children to pensioners groups.CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE
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