Street Football Wales Merthyr: More than football.

Street Football Wales are delighted to have received an award from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust!

The Trust was established in 1999 as an independent charity with a focus to support former coalfield communities and create opportunities for local people.

In similar vein, Street Football Wales continues to work with the aim of offering opportunities for people who have been socially isolated and excluded, by providing an open, inclusive and safe environment to come and play football, make friends, build self-confidence and to support them on their own personal journeys.

We as an organisation are delighted to have Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s support in making positive changes in Merthyr Tydfil.  The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has previously provided support to Street Football Wales to pilot the programme in 2021. Following the success Street Football Wales are now able to further develop the project and offer a variety of training and education opportunities to its participants.

Project Manager Scott Jeynes commented: “Since piloting the Merthyr Tydfil project back in 2021, the demand for our service has increased significantly.  We are extremely fortunate to have had the support from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust to ensure the project continues to make a positive impact upon the local community.”

Coalfields Development Manager Ryan Jones commented: “Street Football Wales is fantastic example of how football brings people together and helps set aside differences.  This is more than football.  We are delighted to continue supporting the Merthyr session, it has already helped people overcome obstacles and ensured that football really is for all.  When you’re on this team, everybody’s the same.”

Street Football Wales Merthyr Sessions at Gol Centre every Friday 2 – 3.30pm.  For more information please see @SFootballWales

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