Wales & West Housing sponsors Merthyr Town Football Club’s Mini Football Tournament
Hundreds of young footballers will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of famous Welsh footballers with the support of Wales & West Housing.
The Welsh housing provider has sponsored Merthyr Town Football Club’s annual Mini Football Tournament, which makes a welcome return to the club’s stadium on May 21 and 22.
The festival attracts hundreds of young footballers aged from 6 to 11 playing for 130 teams throughout south Wales. The sponsorship will be used to provide medals to be presented to all the children taking part and help with the costs of organising the event.
Wales & West Housing provided the sponsorship as part of its Making a Difference fund, which works with its suppliers and contractors to give back to the local communities by supporting sports and community groups and local projects.
“The funding from Wales & West Housing means that Merthyr Town Football Club can provide a safe and enjoyable day for hundreds of children and their families. The children have the opportunity to compete on a new synthetic football pitch in a traditional football stadium that has seen many famous footballers appear over the years, including the great John Charles.”
Merthyr Town Football Club spokesman John Strand
“To provide the appropriate environment for such a large number of children and their families would be difficult without the support from Wales & West Housing. Without that support the event would needed to have considerably reduced the number of young people taking part.”
WWH Group Chief Executive Anne Hinchey said: “I am pleased that Wales & West Housing is able to support this popular event and provide all the young people taking part with a day to remember and a medal to take home.
“Merthyr Town Football Club does a great job of including all ages, genders and abilities in their activities and the Mini Football Festival is a good example. It gives so many young footballers across south Wales the chance to play tournaments in a semi-professional stadium.
“After the last few years, events like this are so important for the physical and mental health of the young people and their families taking part. I hope everyone taking part has fun and enjoys the experience.”
WWH Group Chief Executive Anne Hinchey