CWMAMMAN United have undertaken a major drainage installation project at Grenig Park following their successful supplication for funding from the Football Association of Wales’ Grass Roots Facilities fund.
The fund was developed by the FAW to support grass roots projects that will improve facilities and support participation growth and involved key stakeholders such as the Welsh & UK Govt along with UEFA and FIFA.
The grant will help resolve a long standing problem at Grenig Park where matches and training were regularly postponed due to waterlogged pitches. This often impacted both the senior and particularly the many Junior teams.
Lance Williams, Club Chairman said: “We would like to thank the FAW and all the stakeholders as well as Cwmamman Town Council for their incredible support. This will increase regular participation levels dramatically for all our players while improving the playing surface across all three pitches.”
With 3 senior teams and 9 junior teams Cwmamman Utd have driven major developments at the ground over the last five years and have a FAW Tier 2 accredited ground with 260 seats across three stands, match floodlights and refreshment facilities.
Robert Griffiths, Junior Chairman and the Club’s Drainage Installation Project Manager added: “We are making excellent progress with the installation and we are on target for next season. I can’t stress enough the difference this will make in getting the children of our valley playing so much more often than previously while helping to improve their health and well being.”
“As for us as a club”, Lance Williams added, “There is a huge interest in football at the moment and we expect to quickly increase our number of teams even further. We will continue to seek additional improvements to our facilities that can provide even more opportunities for the adults and children of our community to take part.”