Date: Sat 21 Dec 2013

FAW invests in new 3G pitch at Bangor

The President of the Football Association of Wales, Trefor Lloyd Hughes makes significant announcement

Trefor Lloyd Hughes made the announcement for the FAW

Trefor Lloyd Hughes made the announcement for the FAW

The President of the Football Association of Wales, Trefor Lloyd Hughes was at Nantporth, the home of Bangor City on Saturday for their Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League game against Afan Lido.

The president announced that Bangor City would be the first club in Wales to take advantage of the 3G (third generation pitch) scheme initiated by the FAW. Work will begin in January on installing the new surface at Bangor City’s training complex in Nantporth.

The club benefited from a £350,000 investment in the project from the association as part of the scheme to improve playing surfaces throughout Wales and to make the Welsh Premier Clubs the hub of their community. This is the largest single investment made by the FAW into a single club for an infrastructure project.

Trefor Lloyd Hughes said:

“This is a major investment in the future of football here in Wales. We are delighted that Bangor City, one of our biggest clubs have bought into the scheme.

“We hope that this announcement here today is he first of many and shows the FAW’s commitment to improving facilities throughout the country.”

Bangor City Chairman Dilwyn Jones was delighted at the official announcement, saying:

”We cannot wait to get the building project under way. This facility will not only benefit Bangor City but will also benefit the City and the wider community.

“We want this facility to be a focal point for football, to develop skills but more importantly to give everyone the chance to play the game on a fantastic surface.”

The projects aim is to provide Better Facilities, More Players, Better Players.

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