Glory for girls football league

North Wales Weekly News - - COMMUNITY EVENTS -

NEXT Tues­day mem­bers of North Wales Girls Football League will travel to Cardiff to be hon­oured at the pres­ti­gious FAW Com­mu­nity Awards pre­sented by McDon­ald’s.

The cer­e­mony will take place be­fore the vi­tal Wales v An­dorra UEFA Euro 2016 qual­i­fy­ing match.

Thanks to their work in North Wales, the league has been crowned the 2015 FAW Grass­roots Im­pact Award win­ner and will col­lect their prize in front of an es­teemed crowd fea­tur­ing Welsh football le­gends.

The North Wales Girls Football League formed a new com­mit­tee this year and fol­low­ing this has grown from strength to strength.

Regis­tra­tions have gone up by 50 per cent and the num­ber of games played have dou­bled for each team in­volved as well an U10’s sec­tion be­ing re-es­tab­lished af­ter years with­out one.

All of this has been achieved through the com­mit­tee work­ing tire­lessly as a team to achieve the com­mon ob­jec­tive of pro­vid­ing girls in North Wales with the best pos­si­ble foot­balling ex­pe­ri­ence.

The strength and growth of the league can be at­trib­uted to the num­ber of vol­un­teers work­ing to sus­tain their cur­rent struc­ture.

This is ev­i­dent from the suc­cess of Prestatyn win­ning var­i­ous hon­ours, in­clud­ing the Welsh Cup.

This last year has seen clubs from the Welsh Premier League show a true com­mit­ment to girls grass­roots football by of­fer­ing weekly ses­sions to girls of all abil­i­ties and en­ter­ing many teams into the league struc­tures. Flex­i­ble for­mats of the game have made struc­ture more ac­ces­si­ble for girls.

The FAW Com­mu­nity Awards, pre­sented by McDon­ald’s, aim to recog­nise and celebrate those coaches, vol­un­teers, clubs and leagues, across Wales who ded­i­cate their time to grass­roots football in their lo­cal com­mu­nity.

McDon­ald’s di­rec­tor of Welsh football Ryan Giggs said: “The FAW and McDon­ald’s Com­mu­nity Awards are a su­perb way of recog­nis­ing those who put so much time into the grass­roots game.

“I want to con­grat­u­late the North Wales Girls League on win­ning their award and they will hope­fully be able to celebrate a UEFA Euro win for our na­tional team along­side their award.”

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