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FAW approves major changes for Welsh grassroots football

Major changes in Welsh football’s area associations, such as the appointment of full-time general managers, have been approved by the board of the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

The objective of these changes is to enhance governance’s equality and diversity, increase investment at the grassroots level, and promote sustainability.

During a complete meeting of the FAW board, all 30 recommendations of an independent review were approved.

The reforms involve appointing a full-time general manager in each of the six area associations and establishing a formal connection to the core FAW grassroots team responsible for football development.

FAW chief executive said:

“The important investment in a full time general manager for each of the area associations shows that we are serious in our intention to support clubs at the grassroots level.

“In addition to the general manager positions, the FAW is also investing in the core team staff to support grassroots clubs.

“The far-reaching changes that have now been approved by the board are a clear demonstration of the FAW’s commitment to building a diverse, skilled and welcoming football family that promotes excellence, integrity, inclusivity and fair play.”