Swansea City AFC Foundation's Welsh Language Premier League Kicks nominated for award

16th January 2023
Welsh Language Kicks

Swansea City AFC Foundation’s Welsh Language Premier League Kicks sessions, delivered in partnership with Menter Iaith Abertawe, have been nominated for a Mentrau Iaith Cymru ‘Empowering the Community’ award.

The project launched on St David’s Day in 2022, encouraging participants to use the Welsh Language in a footballing environment.

In addition to supporting participants, the programme has also supported sixth form students from Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr, empowering them to lead Welsh language coaching sessions by providing training and expert guidance.

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As well as running the weekly Welsh Language sessions, the Foundation has also held Welsh Language Soccer Camps, providing a fun half-term activity with an emphasis on utilising the Welsh language.

The winner of the award will be announced in a special ceremony in Cardiff on January 26.

Tomos Jones of Menter Iaith Abertawe said: “Our work is to promote the use and enjoyment of the Welsh language in the Swansea area, and it's brilliant to see the football club being so supportive of the language.

“For the sixth formers who have volunteered for this scheme, there will be the opportunity to use their Welsh in a sporting context as they develop their coaching skills and mentor the younger pupils.

“It also provides the younger pupils the opportunity to socialise on the football pitch through the medium of Welsh.”