Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government, 28 organisations across our Wales network have been delivering weekly sessions with a football focus in their local communities.
To celebrate the achievement of Wales qualifying for their first Men’s Football World Cup in 64 years, the Welsh Government made a total of £1.8m available for organisations to support their core objectives for Wales’ participation in the event. These include the promotion of Wales, projecting Wales’ values, and securing a positive and lasting legacy for years to come.
StreetGames successfully applied for £165,000, which enabled us to fund 28 community organisations across Wales to deliver football-led Doorstep Sport activities for young people living in underserved communities. This included six organisations delivering fully inclusive sessions for young people with additional needs, building on and adding value to our existing GOGA project in South Wales.
These 28 organisations have been delivering weekly sessions to young people since the start of the World Cup, and have included a range of cultural and educational elements, shining a light on the history of Welsh football, as well as providing the opportunity for young people to learn about footballing history and culture in other participating Men’s World Cup teams.