Football club score with SwansAid grant

26th July 2018
Club

A community-based football club from Llanelli have been awarded £900 by SwansAid.

Calsonic Kansei Swiss Valley AFC is run on a volunteer basis with the aim of continually developing their boys and girls’ teams, whilst introducing disabled football in Llanelli.

Welcoming players of all abilities, the club currently consists of approximately 280 registered players across 15 teams, ranging from under-6s to seniors.

As SwansAid aims to financially support outstanding local community projects that provide for young and/or disabled people, Calsonic Kansei Swiss Valley AFC are using their reward to ensure the completion of Uefa B Coaching Licences for two of their volunteers.

On behalf of Calsonic Kansei Swiss Valley, Michelle Clark said: “We were delighted to be awarded the grant. SwansAid is amazing as they’re prepared to help out grassroots clubs – it’s a great benefit to us as a community-based club.

“An improvement in the standard of coaching within our club will vastly improve the current ability of our members. As we plan to introduce the first disabled football team in Llanelli, having appropriately qualified coaches is essential.

“We would wholeheartedly recommend that other organisations apply for SwansAid. Raising money to fund local organisations can be very difficult with there being so many good causes that people are willing to donate to.

“There is only so much money that parents and members can help out with. The SwansAid grant will make a massive difference to our club in helping us achieve some of our goals.”

Applications for the autumn round of SwansAid funding will be taken from September 2018.

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For more information about SwansAid, please contact Helen Elton at Helen@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk