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FAW funding for Welsh football clubs to encourage BAME children to take up football

Credit: PA

Seven football clubs in Wales have been funded to provide sessions for 12 to 16-year-olds who may not otherwise play football.

The FAW Trust and the Premier League launched the programme to get more female, BAME and socially deprived communities involved in the sport.

The FAW Trust are also aiming to see 50% of children in Wales playing football once a week by 2024.

Wrexham AFC's Racecourse Foundation is one of seven clubs in Wales to receive funding as well as Caernarfon Town, The New Saints Foundation, Llandudno, Bala Town, Merthyr Town and Carmarthen Town.

Since its launch, more than 60 sessions have been held attracting new youngsters into the game.