POWYS football clubs will benefit from a £400k cash injection as part of a £4m injection into the Welsh game.

As part of the continued drive to get more people active, the UK Government, the Football Association of Wales and the Cymru Football Foundation have kicked off the year by announcing 64 projects across Wales.

Among them are six Powys clubs with Hay St Mary's, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes Town, Four Crosses, Berriew and Llanfair United each receiving part of the cash windfall.

Hay St Mary's Football Club will receive £300k to develop new changing facilities at Pharos Field while Llanidloes Town Football Club will use its grant of £45,200 to upgrade its changing rooms at Victoria Avenue.


Berriew Football Club have received £26,880 to purchase grass pitch maintenance equipment while Four Crosses Football Club will spend its £3,288 grant on portable floodlights.

Finally Llanfair United Football Club will £1,849 on grounds maintenance equipment and goalposts.

UK Government Sports Minister Stuart Andrew said: “Sport and physical activity is vital to our mental health and wellbeing and thousands of people make exercising more their New Year’s resolution each year.

“We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are delivering 64 new projects across Wales.  

“The UK Government, Football Association of Wales and Cymru Football Foundation have already delivered 60 projects backed by almost £4 million to give local communities the high quality facilities they need.”

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Wales Office Minister Fay Jones also welcomed the news.

The Brecon and Radnorshire MP said: "The UK Government is continuing to invest significantly in grassroots facilities, helping clubs and groups to access the health and social benefits that sport brings.

“People the length and breadth of Wales will have a better environment to exercise and enjoy sport as a result of this funding. I am delighted that the UK Government, the Football Association of Wales and the Cymru Football Foundation have teamed up to invest in projects that will benefit communities for many years to come.”

Aled Lewis, Head of Facility Investment and Operations at the Cymru Football Foundation said: “This vital funding will allow the Cymru Football Foundation to invest and support so many across Wales as we deliver the Football Association of Wales’s commitment to provide outstanding football facilities that enrich communities. 

“Thank you to the UK Government for their continued support as we continue to provide inspirational fit-for-future facilities across the country.”