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Urgent message from FAW

The registration of all coaches, referees and club/league/Area Association officials lasts for one season and therefore in relation to the 2019/20 season, all of these registrations ended at midnight on 31st May 2020. All coaches, referees and club/league/Area Association officials have therefore received a system generated email overnight to inform them that their registrations have been terminated.

FAW has received a high number of queries  in relation to the above and has now issued the following messages:

  1. To all registered referees in the CWFA area

 All referee registrations are valid for one season and in relation to the 2019/20 season, all referee registrations therefore expired at midnight on 31st May 2020. This explains why all referees received a system generated email overnight to inform them that their registration has been terminated.

 On 28th May 2020, a communication update was emailed to all registered referees which they should all take time to read – this document contains the above information and also informs all referees that the registration process for the 2020/21 season will start from 22nd June 2020.

2. To to all CWFA clubs and leagues. Its important that  clubs and leagues pass this information on to their coaches and officials.

The registrations of all coaches and/or club/league officials are valid for one season (this information is contained on the registration forms and is also included within the emails coaches and club/league officials receive when their registrations are confirmed on COMET)

 This means that in relation to the 2019/20 season, all coach and club/league officials registrations expired at midnight on 31st May 2020 and explains why all coaches and club/league officials have received a system generated email overnight to inform them that their registration has been terminated

 Coaches and club/league officials will be able to re-register on COMET for the 2020/21 season from 22nd June 2020.

 

URGENT STATEMENT BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CENTRAL WALES FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

This statement concerns the proposed changes to the FAW Rules for consideration by the Members at the Annual General Meeting.

The Council of the Central Wales FA (the Council) is vehemently opposed to the proposed amendment to FAW Rule 59 and replacement of Rule 62 within Proposal 3 which will remove the exceptions to the so-called ‘one player, one club’ rule.

Rule 59 presently reads;

  1. Subject to Rule 62, a Player may only be registered with one (1) Club at a time.

Rule 62 contains a number of exceptions to the ‘One Player, One Club’ rule which have proved very important to the sustainability of grassroots football in Central Wales, in particular Junior/Academy football and Youth Football.

Presently, the exceptions allow a junior player to register for a junior club and an Academy. Without doubt, our junior leagues and Academies benefit from that exception. The exceptions also allow a youth player with one of our adult clubs to also register for a youth team of another club and without that exception the Mid Wales Youth league would not survive.

These exceptions are not, and have not been compatible with the FIFA one player, one club rule for a number of seasons. The Council understands that the exceptions cause difficulty for the Comet Player registration system which is designed to comply with the FIFA Rules. This season Comet was modified to allow certain exceptions but these modifications may not be compatible with the new FIFA Connect computer system and may expose FAW to a financial penalty for breach of FIFA Rules and Regulations if the exceptions are maintained.

Whether or not these changes are ‘computer’ driven or simply a FIFA directive the Council is dismayed at the lack of consultation over alternative arrangements and ideas to preserve the opportunity for dual registrations where they are necessary for the growth and sustainability of the game in certain regions of Wales.

Accordingly, the Council is unanimous that these exceptions are so important that it would urge our Qualifying Clubs to vote against the proposed amendment to Rule 59 and the proposed replacement of Rule 62 by voting against Proposal 3.

Unfortunately, Proposal 3 is a composite proposal which includes other Rule changes which are or might be beneficial. Nevertheless, the Council regards the issue as important enough to invite rejection of Proposal 3 in its entirety. For the avoidance of doubt, the Council has no issue with the other composite proposals numbered 1,2, 4 and 5 and CWFA will vote in favour of those other proposals.

The Rule changes and the Proxy voting form have been sent to the secretary of each Qualifying Club. Urgent action is required as the voting form must be returned to FAW by no later than Tuesday 26th May 2020. It can be returned;

By post to: The CEO, Football Association of Wales, 11/12 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ

By e-mail: as an attachment to an e-mail sent to JFord@faw.co.uk

By fax: 029 2049 6953

STAY HOME AND BECOME A REFEREE

We’re encouraged to learn a new skill during lock-down. Its the perfect opportunity to take the online course to become a referee and the cost is discounted. Become a qualified referee for only £25.00.

113 persons have so far taken up the offer so it’s proving very popular.

New Referees Regulation handbook

Referee Regulations – Handbook 2018-2019 (12.03.2020) (Clean)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM FAW

The Football Association of Wales has taken the decision to extend the current suspension of all domestic football in Wales until at least Friday, 15th May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last month, the FAW’s Board of Directors (20 March) exercised their powers to indefinitely extend the 2019/20 season for all National Leagues, National Cup Competitions and the FAW Futsal League.

The current working documents for the Cymru Leagues and Welsh Premier Women’s Leagues have been shared with Clubs, in order to find a solution for the resumption of football when it is safe to do so.

The statement below, previously issued by our insurance providers Bluefin, is still in effect.

“Neither the Countycover Liability insurance package or Personal Accident insurance arranged through the Football Association of Wales will respond to claims if clubs continue to provide sessions which is against the advice of the Government and Governing Body.

“This includes clubs arranging matches, training sessions, friendlies, competitions and tournaments.

“Furthermore, as Personal Accident insurance does not provide cover in respect of Sickness, Disease or Illness, there is no cover for a person contracting COVID-19 whilst playing or training.

“There is an obligation for all officials to take all reasonable precautions to ensure the wellbeing of members and we thank you for your co-operation at this unprecedented time.”

Above all, the most important priority for the FAW is the health and wellbeing of everyone. The FAW encourages everyone to follow the advice of the UK & Welsh Governments and Public Health Wales. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the pandemic.

MR TONY SQUIBB

It is with great sadness that I report the death this morning of Mr Tony Squibb a long time servant of football in Central Wales and a life member of the Central Wales FA.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

In the near future there will be important announcements relating in particular to the COMET System which is now being rolled out throughout the Central Wales Area

Information will be sent to Club secretaries. Make sure we have the correct details for your club secretary. You can check on this web-site.

Click on the ‘Directory’ tab on the top banner. Then click on full member clubs. This will open a word document, either immediately or at bottom left of your screen which you will need to click on.

Find your club, find your secretary and check the details (especially the e-mail address) are accurate. Any changes, let me know.

FAW GRASSROOTS COACHING QUALIFICATION EXPIRY DATES TO CHANGE

The expiry dates of Football Association of Wales grassroots qualifications is changing.
On April 1, 2020, expiry dates of level one and level two qualifications will change from December 31 to May 31.
This is to further enhance and support the alignment of coach education, club accreditation and the recent addition of the coach registration process, via Comet.
For example, if a coach attends a Football Leaders Award on or after April 1, 2020, the expiry date on the certificate will be May 31, 2023.
A coach who completed the Football Leaders Award on January 30, would have expiry date on the certificate will be December 31, 2023.
If you have a certificate with an expiry date of December 31, this will stand until revalidation. Once you attend the relevant revalidation events, the new expiry will show as May 31.

THIS CHANGE WILL AFFECT THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • FAW Football Leaders Award
  • FAW Goalkeepers Award
  • FAW First Aid for Football Award
  • FAW Safeguarding Award
  • FAW Futsal Award
  • FAW Coaching Footballers with a Disability
  • FAW C Certificate
  • FAW C Certificate Coaching Goalkeepers
  • FAW C Certificate Intensive
  • FAW C Certificate Youth / Senior Workshops

THE FOLLOWING COURSES WILL REMAIN AS THE 31 DECEMBER, TO FOLLOW THE UEFA COACHING CONVENTION:

  • UEFA B Licence
  • UEFA B Residential
  • FAW B Licence Coaching Goalkeepers
  • UEFA A & Elite Youth A Licence
  • UEFA Pro Licence

Please direct any queries to the FAW Trust coach education admin team

Coronavirus update

The FAW has just issued the following statement

The Football Association of Wales has today (13 March) taken the decision to suspend domestic football at all levels in Wales with immediate effect until 4 April due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The intention at this time will be to resume the football schedule depending on the medical advice and conditions from the relevant authorities at that time.

The FAW is fully aware of the impact this will have on the domestic game but the health and safety of all fans, players, volunteers and stakeholders are of paramount importance.

The FAW will continue to monitor this situation on a day-by-day basis and will continue to provide updates when appropriate

That is the position we must now adopt. Therefore all domestic football in the CWFA area is suspended until 4th April.

Coronavirus

Today the UK Government announced that in respect of the Coronavirus or Covid-19 it is moving from the containment phase to the delay phase the aim being to delay as long as possible the general spread of the virus to beyond the usual winter pressures phase that the NHS faces each year to help ensure that there is capacity to deal with the additional pressures that the spread of this virus will inevitably bring.

CWFA would want to play its part in delaying the spread of the virus and therefore we are monitoring developments in case a decision needs to be taken to postpone organised local football in our area.

At present we do not need to consider postponement for the following reasons;

Schools are not being closed and juniors running around outside in the fresh air is likely to be less risky than confinement in a class room.

Generally speaking, ambulance staff, doctors and police officers do not attend our adult or junior fixtures so there is no direct risk to NHS or other emergency services through our local football events.

There will be concern that social gatherings of over 500 persons are now banned in Scotland but we do not have events that are likely to attract such large crowds.

The important message at this stage is that any players, supporters, coaches, parents, club or match officials with a new and persistent cough and/or a temperature should not attend any local football events and training indoors should be avoided. If in doubt stay at home.

It would be helpful if Leagues and clubs helped to convey that message.

Mr Gareth Evans

We have today been informed of the sad passing of former referee Gareth Evans who passed away this morning.

Gareth was an excellent, well respected and well known referee and a former player with Crannog FC

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family

The 2020 McDonald’s FAW Grassroots Football Awards

The nomination window for the 2020 McDonald’s FAW Grassroots Football Awards is now open.

The Awards celebrate the hard work of the unsung heroes who make grassroots football happen week-in, week-out.

Award Categories

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Club of the Year
  • Community Coach of the Year
  • Best Grassroots Football Story
  • Fun Football Provider of the Year

To submit a nomination please visit the following link:  http://www.fawtrust.cymru/grassroots/fun-football/awardsnominations/

The nomination window closes at 23:59 on March 15th 2020.

FOOTBALL LEADERS COURSE

Still places left on the Football Leaders award next Sunday.

Sunday 1st December @ Newtown FC

https://www.fawcourses.com/products/1-december-2019—faw-football-leaders-award-2610

REFEREES COURSE

The next course will be held in Newtown Football Club, Central Wales on Sunday 24th November, 11am.

Follow the link www.becomearef.wales to the Referees Education Web-site and sign up!

LIVE DRAWS!!

The draws for the CWFA Senior Cup and Emrys Morgan Cup will be made live on the new CWFA Facebook page on Thursday 19 September at 6.30pm.

facebook.com/mediacentralwalesfa/

COMET PLAYER AND COACH REGISTRATION TRAINING

As you will know, the COMET Football Management System will be used by all football clubs, leagues, area associations and referees in Wales from the 2019/20 season.

All clubs will need to register their players, coaches and club officials on COMET before the 2019/20 season.

The FAW has organised training sessions aimed at football club administrators and will offer full training in the use of the COMET Football Management System. Training sessions will take place around Wales in May and June 2019 and all clubs will need to send a representative.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMET PLAYER AND COACH REGISTRATION TRAINING
FAW McDonald’s Grassroots Awards – Nominations close at midnight on Sunday May 5th 2019.

You can now vote in the following categories for FAW McDonald’s Grassroots Awards?

Categories

  • Community Club of the Year
  • Community Coach of the Year
  • Grassroots Project of the Year
  • Junior League of the Year
  • Fun Football Provider of the Year
  • Referee of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Volunteer of the Year

All nominations will be passed to a regional panel which will be made up of an Area Association rep, Football Development Manager and McDonald’s Franchisee owner.

From these regional winners, a national winner will be selected for each of the above categories.

National winners will be invited to the award ceremony on Sunday October 13th 2019 which will be at the Wales v Croatia game at Cardiff City Stadium.

Nominations can be made via the link below:

www.fawtrust.cymru/grassroots/fun-football/community-football-awards/

New 2019, FAW C Certificate(s)

Here is the link to the courses for 2019

https://www.fawcourses.com/category/faw-c

As always, the courses include a large variety of type of awards and venues across Wales, to ensure no matter the coaches circumstances, there is an award for a coach to access.

Full 100% course funding can be attained through the Sport Wales, Community Chest Grant or further funding opportunities are available through the FAW at the FAW Trust.

McDonald’s/FAW Fun Football Festival

CPD Penrhyncoch to hold McDonalds Fun Football Festival – 14 July 2019

The aim of the event is to encourage new players to participate in the game for the first time.

As part of the prize for being selected, McDonald’s will set-up a ‘ Fun Football Zone’ which includes an inflatable pitch, speed shot, inflatable dribble activity and an inflatable goal – The primary audience for this zone will be children who are not participating currently in club football activity.

PYRAMID RESTRUCTURE – PROPOSAL FOR TIER 4/TIER 5

As you may be aware the FAW is seeking a change to the Pyramid Structure  providing new competitions at Tier 3 which will be under the direct jurisdiction of FAW. Under the proposals Tier 4 and below will be the responsibility of the Area Associations. Because of these changes each Area Association has had to consider the impact of the changes and what if any new competitions should be considered.

To this end CWFA established a Pyramid Restructure review committee and that committee has prepared the attached proposals which outline new competitions at Tier 4. These proposals have been accepted and approved by the Council of CWFA.

Assuming the FAW Pyramid changes are approved by the membership, CWFA will shortly be asking clubs to express interest in applying to be included in the new leagues at Tier 4 from season 2020/2021.

We shall also be seeking to appoint a committee to be responsible for administering the new leagues.

CWFA Tier 4 and 5 Proposal

Appendix A Tier 4 Ground Criteria

LADIES CUP

The draw for the semi finals of The Ladies Cup was recently made and is as follows:

Sunday 24 February (ko 2pm)

Aberystwyth University v Lampeter

Felinfach v Llanfair/Aberystwyth

YOUTH CUP

The draw for the 1/4 Finals of The Youth Cup was recently made and is as follows:

Sunday 20 January (ko 2pm)

Aberystwyth v Brecon Northcote

Sunday 27 January (ko 2pm)

Bow St v Newcastle Emlyn

Llanidloes v Llanfair

Machynlleth v Llanilar

LET THERE BE LIGHT!

On Wednesday 5th December the new floodlights at Machynlleth FC will have their official opening with a big switch on for a friendly match between Machynlleth and Welsh Premier League Champions TNS at Cae Glas – kick off 7.30 pm. Get there if you can. Adults £3.00, Under 16’s £1.00, OAP’s £2.00. As well as the match there will be a raffle and and auction including signed shirts.

The draws for The Senior Challenge Cup and J Emrys Morgan Cup were made live on facebook last Thursday evening at the CWFA Council meeting and are as follows

SENIOR CUP

Guilsfield v Radnor Valley

Llangedwyn v Talgarth

Welshpool v Llanilar

Forden v Caersws

Llandrindod Wells v Builth Wells

Carno v Padarn

Berriew v Churchstoke

Kerry v Llandysul

Llanidloes v Penrhyncoch

Newbridge v Abermule

Bow St v Llansantffraid

Aberaeron v Llanfair

Rhayader v Llanrhaeardr

Twywyn/Bryncrug v Trewern

Hay St Mary’s v Ffostrasul

Four Crosses v Bishops Castle

Matches to be played on or before Sunday 6 January 2019

 

J EMRYS MORGAN CUP

Llanboidy v Crannog

Guilsfield Res v Llanilar (will be played on Saturday 26 Jan)

Churchstoke Res/Llanfyllin v Bishops Castle

Penparcau v Padarn

Talybont v Trefonen

Tregaron v Lampeter

Bow St Res/Forden v Llanrhaeadr Res

Llanymynech v St Dogmaels

 

The conference date is Saturday 19 January 2019.

CWFA Ladies Cup

1st Round ties for this Sunday 4 November.

Round 1 (ko 2pm)

Aberystwyth University v Penrhyncoch (Mario Sciberras)

Llanfair v Aberystwyth (Eddie Pryce)

FOOTBALL LEADERS AWARD

An FAW Football Leaders Award is scheduled for the CWFA area on Sunday 18th November with a number of candidate places available if required by any Clubs/Coaches in the area;

Sunday 18th November – Ysgol Bro Teifi, Llandysul18 candidates registered at present.

Candidates can visit www.FAWcourses.com or follow the link – https://www.fawcourses.com/category/training in order to register for the Award.

CWFA Youth Cup Round 1 results 

Newtown 0 v Aberystwyth 4

Ffostrasol 3 Llanidloes 4

Welshpool 1 Newcastle Emlyn 2

Machynllyth w/o Berriew

Llanilar w/o Llandysul

Brecon Northcote w/o Rhayader

Byes Bow St and Llanfair

CWFA Referee of the Month

Stuart Bird

Father of four, Stuart Bird had his playing career cut short by an injury sustained playing in the Welsh Cup in 2010. Stuart went on to manage Llanrhystyd FC in the Cambrian Tyres League before becoming a referee as a way of staying in the game and keeping fit.

“If you’re thinking about it, then go for it” he said. “It’s the best decision I have made. I enjoy walking off that pitch, knowing I have refereed the game to the best of my ability and getting told how well I have done by supporters and players.”

He did his Referees course at Aberystwyth Football Club and is pleased with the level of support he receives. He’s often the referee in games involving his friends, “the look on my mates’ faces when I pull out a yellow card is funny to say the least.”

At the moment Stuart happy officiating at local level, but one day, when his children are older he would like to ref at a higher level.

CWFA SENIOR CUP NEWS

Following this weekends postponements in The Senior Cup the outstanding ties will be played as follows:

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER (ko 7.30pm) (extra time and pens if required)

Presteigne v Hay St Marys

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER (ko 2pm) (Extra time and pens if needed)

Machynlleth v Forden

Llandysul v Dolgellau

Aberystwyth University v Llansantfraid Village

Talgarth Town v Newcastle Emlyn

Penparcau v Rhayader

Dyffryn Banw v Newbridge On Wye

Tregaron Turfs v Ffostrasol

Four Crosses v Llanymynech

Borth v Llanilar

Padarn w/o Brecon Northcote (Northcote withdrew)

Bishops Castle w/o Bont (Bont withdrew)

BYES: Kerry, Bow St, Llanidloes, Builth Wells, Caersws, Berriew, Aberaron, Llanfair U, Churchstoke, Carno, Radnor Valley, Tywyn/Bryncrug, Guilsfield, Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells, Penrhyncoch, Llanrhaead YM.

Results so far 

Trewern 3 Waterloo Rovers 1

Abermule 2 Penybont 1

Llangedwyn 4 Montgomery 3

 

2ND ROUND J EMRYS MORGAN CUP

The draw for the 2nd Round of The Emrys Morgan Cup has been made. The Conference date has been moved 1 week due to a clash with re arranged Senior Cup ties.

The draw is as follows

SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER (ko 2pm)

Ffostrasol v Llanboidy

Llandysul v Lampeter

Trewern v Penparcau

Bow St Res v Forden

Talybont v Four Crosses Res

Penybont v Tregarron

Meifod v Llanilar

Churchstoke Res v Llanfyllin

Brecon Northcote v Bishops Castle

Llanymynech v Llanfair Res

Talgarth v Guilsfield Res

Padarn v Cardigan

Crannog v Newcastle

Trefonen v Newcastle Emlyn

Aberaron Res v St Dogmaels

Llanrhaeadr Res v Borth Res

 

The draw for The CWFA Youth Cup has been made and is as follows:

CWFA Youth Cup- Sunday 21 October (ko 2pm)

Newtown v Aberystwyth

Ffostrasol v Llanidloes

Welshpool v Newcastle Emlyn

Berriew v Machynlleth

Llanilar v Llandysul

Brecon Northcote v Rhayader

Byes: Bow St, Llanfair Utd.

 

CWFA SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP

The draw for the first round of The CWFA Senior Cup is as follows:

SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER (ko 2.30pm)

Extra time and penalties if required.

Padarn United v Brecon Northcote

Trewern v Waterloo Rovers

Machynlleth v Forden

Llandysul v Dolgellau

Aberystwyth University v Llansantfraid Village

Talgarth Town v Newcastle Emlyn

Penparcau v Rhayader

Dyffryn Banw v Newbridge On Wye

Tregaron Turfs v Ffostrasol

Abermule v Penybont

Llangedwyn v Montgomery Town

Four Crosses v Llanymynech

Borth v Llanilar

Bishops Castle v Bont

Presteigne v Hay Sy Mary’s

BYES: Kerry, Bow St, Llanidloes, Builth Wells, Caersws, Berriew, Aberaron, Llanfair U, Churchstoke, Carno, Radnor Valley, Tywyn/Bryncrug, Guilsfield, Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells, Penrhyncoch, Llanrhaead YM.

 

FAW Long Service Award

LES PITT

Les Pitt was a junior player for Presteigne St Andrews and was captain of his team. He became a committee member in 1964 and has been an ‘ever present’ ever since both as committee member and social committee member.

He has been President of the club and Secretary. He is presently Minutes Secretary and runs the very successful 100 club.

His support and enthusiasm for the club has never dimmed. He’s a fount of knowledge when it comes to the history of the club and is held in high esteem throughout Mid Wales football.

Les was recently presented with the Long Service Award by Phil Woosnam, FAW Council member and Secretary of the MMP with Norman LLoyd League.

CWFA Referee of the month

TOM CHILDS

Trainee teacher Tom Childs from Builth Wells became a referee in 2014 after suffering a nasty shoulder dislocation playing for Builth Wells.

‘I had done some coaching, but I wanted to be out there on the pitch, actively involved, feeling part of the game’

He contacted the CWFA Referees Officer and before long he attended a course in Talgarth and qualified as a referee.

‘There’s a lot of support for new referees, you feel part of a team’. Tom is now in the Central Wales Referee Development Group and is a member of the Radnorshire Referees Association. He’s appointed to MMP Division 1 and 2 games but has the ambition to referee at Welsh Premier League level.

Tom has been involved in some interesting incidents. ‘I once sent a player off for biting – on Halloween!’

Tom would advise anyone thinking of taking up the whistle to go for it. ‘I can honestly say, I have enjoyed refereeing more than I enjoyed playing’.

J Emrys Morgan Cup

The draw for the 1st Round of the J Emrys Morgan Cup has been made.

The conference date is Saturday 29 September ko 2.30pm
(Extra time and penalties if required)

Round 1
Kerry Res v Talybont
Llandrindod Wells Res v Newcastle Emlyn
Trefonen v Llanfechain
Trewern v Dewi Stars
Penybont v Bargod Rangers
Llangedwyn v Bishops Castle
Maesglas v Padarn Utd
Llanwddyn v Lampeter Town
Llanon v Meifod
Llanboidy v Welshpool Res
Llanymynech v St Harmon
Newtown Wanderers v St Dogmaels
Aberporth v Guilsfield Res
Waterloo Res v Newcastle
Brecon Northcote Res v New Quay
Caersws Res v Llanfair Utd Res
Felindre v Crannog
Aberaeron Res v Abermules Res
Tregaron Turfs v Felinfach
Aberdyfi v Cardigan
Llanidloes Res v Penparcau
Four Crosses Res v TSDUC
Bow St Res v Presteigne Res
Penrhyncoch Res v Borth Utd Res
Knighton Town Res v Forden
Maesyrhandir v Ffostrasol
Llanilar v Builth Wells Res
Llandysul v Machynlleth Res
Llanfyllin v Hay St Marys Res
Talgarth Town v Bont

Byes: Llanrhaedr YM, Churchstoke Res

The 8 ties in bold
The match dates for the 8 ties in bold will be confirmed following the Welsh Cup 2nd Round draw.

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

CAROL WILLIAMS

COACH AT BERRIEW FC JUNIORS

Mother of four boys, Carol Williams took up coaching in 2013 when her son Charlie joined the Berriew Juniors U9 side.

Carol played some football when she was younger but coaching has given her the opportunity to get involved in and give something back to her local community.

Carol has an FAW Leaders Award and is now aiming for the next level of her coaching journey.

In the past year she says she has seen an increase in the ‘support and encouragement offered to women and girls to get involved in the game in any aspect’.

“It does keep me very busy but the children love it and it helps keep me fit and it’s a nice way to wind down after a week working in the office.

“It gives me a great perspective as the kids just come along to have fun.”

“I’m quite happy where I am at the moment and I enjoy working with the kids but the C Certificate is something I would like to do in the future.

“I’m always looking for new ideas to help keep the kids involved, keep their enthusiasm up and keep them coming back.

“I love sharing ideas with other coaches and adapting them for my own players.”

Carol hopes that the women’s game in Wales will continue to grow and that more girls are encouraged to not only play football, but to get involved in sport in general and hopefully gain the confidence to consider future careers in the field.

BECOME A REFEREE

You can now do an online course

Follow this link: http://www.becomearef.wales/

 

SUSPENSION LIST

Suspension-Report- 01-08-18

CWFA Ladies Summer Tournament – Sunday 8th July – Latham Park, Newtown

Come down to Latham Park Newtown to watch the Ladies Tournament from 10.30 am

The tournament features a number of top teams from across Wales and provided great entertainment last year.

We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday.

With Club accreditation now upon us please note the following opportunities for Level 1 coaches new and old.

8 July 2018 – Football Leaders Award

Location: Aberystwyth Town FC

Course Date: 8th July 2018

Course Time: 9-5pm

17 July 2018 – FAW First Aid Award

Location: Aberystwyth Town FC

Course Date: 17th July 2018

Course Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Level 1 Coaches Revalidation Opportunities;

FLA – FAW C Certificate, Bridging the Gap Workshop – August 8th (3 Hours)

Location: Aberystwyth Town FC

Course Date: 8th August 2018

Course Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

22 November 2018 – McDonalds Revalidation Workshop – ” Managing the Environment ” (3 Hours)

Location: Aberystwyth Town FC

Course Date: 22nd November 2018

Course Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

30 September 2018 – Pitchero Grassroots Coaching Conference (Final Third) – (6 Hours)

Location: Newtown AFC

Course Date: 30th September 2018

Course Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

 Each of these Awards / Workshops are now ‘live’ and available to book via www.fawcourses.com

FAW Football Leaders Award – Sunday 8th July 2018 @ Aberystwyth Town FC     

This course is now ‘live’ and available to book via www.fawcourses.com

Challenging Racism in Football – National Anti-Discrimination Workshop

FREE COURSE

Date: 6th Aug 2018
Venue: Llanidloes Town Football Club, Victoria Avenue, Llanidloes, SY18 6AS
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Booking: to book onto the workshop visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/srtrc-national-anti-discrimination-workshop-cwfa-llanidloes-town-fc-tickets-46750842027

Follow the link to book on to the course

REGIONAL REFEREE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

FAW are now advertising for vacant Regional Referee Development Officer positions within Areas.

If interested follow this link;

http://www.faw.cymru/en/about-faw/fa-wales-vacancies/regional-referee-development-officers/

SAFEGUARDING AND ACCREDITATION ROADSHOW AT NEWTOWN FC – JULY 18TH

Just a reminder about the upcoming Safeguarding & Accreditation Roadshow taking place on Wednesday 18th July at Newtown FC.

Would all leagues and clubs RSVP to Daniel Jose at FAW  DJose@faw.co.uk  by Wednesday July 4th as we want to ensure the event is well attended.

Leagues and clubs will find the Roadshow very useful in relation to dealing with a broad range of Safeguarding queries as well as the Club Accreditation scheme.

If you have any queries regarding the event don’t hesitate to get in touch with Daniel Jose.

CENTRAL WALES YOUTH CUP

A Matthew Jones hatrick sealed victory for Aberystwyth Town Youth 4 – 1 against Rhayader Youth at Llanidloes. Congratulations to Aberystwyth Youth.

CENTRAL WALES SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP

Caersws saw off a late comeback by Guilsfield to with the Challenge Cup 4 – 3 at Llanidloes. Congratulations to Caesws FC

FAW Football Leaders Award

29 April 2018 – Football Leaders Award @ Aberystwyth Town FC

 The FAW Trust is holding an FAW Football Leaders Award at Aberystwyth Town FC on 29th April. Clubs may well have potential coaches/volunteers who may need this award, particularly for junior club accreditation purposes.

Candidates can book a place on the website www.FAWcourses.com or by following the link – https://www.fawcourses.com/category/training

CWFA LADIES CUP FINAL

Congratulations to Lanfair Utd Ladies who on Friday 13th April overcame Aberystwyth Town Ladies 3 – 2 to win the CWFA Ladies Cup

FAW C Certificate, 2018-19

To support preparations for next season, the Trust has launched its 2018-19 FAW C Certificate which includes a variety of awards nationwide, including their inaugural FAW C Certificate, Intensive course, supporting coaches to complete their Level 2 in Coaching qualification across a 5-day period.

As always, their team of staff are in place to support any questions or queries your coaches may have, and to support any applications towards Sport Wales, to attain the full 100% funding for the FAW C Certificate, Course.

Lawrence Badman – Gwent, South and West Wales

Guy Handscombe – North and Central Wales

Here is the link to the FAW C Certificate homepage for candidates to register for their designated course – https://www.fawcourses.com/category/faw-c

For all existing, FAW C Certificate holders (or FAW Football Leaders Award holders) the Trust has also launched a 18-month revalidation calendar, with over 300 places per region available on their website free of charge, to ensure all coaches maintain their qualifications, these courses can be found https://www.fawcourses.com/category/faw-revalidation (FLA holders only) and https://www.fawcourses.com/category/grassroots (FLA and FAW C Certificate holders)

J EMRYS MORGAN CUP FINAL

Congratulations to Newcastle Emlyn FC winners of the J Emrys Morgan Cup. Newcastle Emlyn overcame Four Crosses 5 – 0 in the final held at Newtown on Good Friday.

REGIONS CUP MATCH RESULT

The CWFA representative squad put in a great effort at Bala last night eventually going down 4 -2 to North East Wales FA. CWFA were a goal down after only 30 seconds and 2-0 down at half time. however, CWFA battled back to draw level at 2 -2 with a brace from Khyam Witton of Llanrhaedr. Unfortunately, perhaps due to tiredness, CWFA gave away two late goals in the last 5 minutes. Overall a good performance.

CWFA was determined to enter the Regions Cup and apart from the home result against North Wales Coast our teams have proved themselves close to the standards of the other regions at this level. We have always regarded this first re-entry to the competition as an opportunity to learn more about it and our approach generally. We had a short lead in period so our trials had to catch up with games that had already taken place. We will now have a de-brief, learn from our mistakes and in order to improve generally for the next round of matches. If anyone, players, coaches, club secretaries etc would like to contribute constructive comments about the Regions Cup experience, please e-mail dhjones@morrisbates.co.uk with your comments. I will keep names of contributors confidential.

REGIONS CUP MATCH REARRANGED

The Regions Cup match between NEWFA and CWFA has been rescheduled for Tuesday 6th March 2018 at Bala kick off 8.00 pm

REGIONS CUP POSTPONEMENT

The Regions Cup match between NEWFA and CWFA which had been due to take place at Airbus tonight has been postponed due to the weather uncertainties.

WALES ACADEMY SUCCESS

Liam Doherty and Harri Horwodd of the Aberystwyth Town FC Development squad were prominent for the Wales Under 18’S Academy team as they beat the Republic of Ireland 0 -2 to reclaim the John Coughlan Memorial Cup.

It was Doherty’s strike that forced the Irish goalkeeper into a save that rebounded to Horwood to open the scoring in the 70th Minute.

Two other youngsters from the Aberystwyth Town Development squad were involved in the Wales Under 18 squad, Lee Jenkins and Alex Pennock. Congratulations to them and Aberystwyth Town.

REVALIDATION

2018, Level 1 revalidation dates are now live and available for booking via website – https://www.fawcourses.com/category/faw-revalidation

Coaches can now book onto any of the available free opportunities in order to gain the required revalidation hours they may need.

An FAW Football Leaders Award holder must attain 6 revalidation hours prior to their qualification expiring – (All Awards have a December/Year end expiry date).

Coaches can either attend;  

2x 3 Hours ‘McDonalds Revalidation Workshops’

OR

1x 6 hour ‘Pitchero Grassroots Coaching Conference’.

 The current process;

 All FAW Awards have a lifeline of 3-years with an end month of December. For example, “I completed my award in March 2015, my expiry date would be, December 2018”

Within this 3 year(!) time period, all Level 1 coaches must complete a minimum of 6-Hours on an FAW Revalidation Course.

 Level 1 FAW Football Leaders Award opportunities to revalidate;

1, Complete x1 Regional Grassroots Coaching Conference (6 hours in length). A minimum of 1 course is held per region, per season (10-am until 4-pm).

Dates are now live and available for booking on our website – https://www.fawcourses.com/category/grassroots

2, Complete x2 McDonalds Revalidation Workshops (3 hours in length). Several courses held per region, per season (Typically 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

These opportunities are now available for booking on our website –  https://www.fawcourses.com/category/faw-revalidation

Once a coach has completed their 6 hours of revalidation they will be issued with a new certificate and new expiry date. For example, “I completed my Award in March 2015, my expiry date would be December 2018, I have completed my required revalidation hours within this time period… my new certificate will be issued and will show a new expiry date of December 2021”.

Please take advantage of these opportunities as early as possible – should this be left until the end of the 3rd year of qualification coaches may find that opportunities to revalidate are limited.

REGIONS CUP RESULT

CWFA had a difficult night at Park Avenue as NWCFA ran away with the match 1 – 9. CWFA will play their last match in the competition away at Airbus next Wednesday.

REGIONS CUP REMINDER

CWFA take on NWCFA at Park Avenue Aberystwyth on Wednesday night (21st February) kick off 8.00 pm. Promises to be a great match so come along and support.

FAW Coaching Footballers with a Disability Award

 This is an Internal Award being hosted by Llanidloes Town Football Club.  If you have any interested candidates who wish to access this Award please inform Andrew Lewis FAW Trust andrew.lewis@fawtrust.cymru; this Award is not currently advertised online at FAWcourses.com

Award Type – FAW Coaching Footballers with a Disability Award

Date – Sunday 29th April 2018

Venue Address – “Llanidloes Town Football Club, Victoria Ave, Llanidloes SY18 6AS”

Course Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

 This is a six-hour practical course which follows on from the completion of 5 Online Modules, providing coaches with an insight into adapting coaching sessions for disabled footballers in a fun and safe environment. The course will assist, supplement and support coaches existing experiences in this field.

REGIONS CUP CORRECTION

The contact telephone number for Andy Evans is: 07807 978729, kick off on 21st February at Park Avenue will now be 8.00 pm

AMENDED REGIONS CUP CONFIRMED FIXTURES

The confirmed Regions Cup fixtures are as follows;

CWFA v NWCFA – Wednesday 21st February – Park Avenue Aberystwyth – 8.00 pm

NEWFA v CWFA – Wednesday 28th February – Airbus – 8.00 pm (confirmed) (this KO time could be brought forward to 7.45 or 7.30 if players prefer)

It is one of the problems of the geographical make up of CWFA and the fact that we are in a group against northern regions that the travelling distance for South Ceredigion players is significant. But there is also the problem of pitch availability which means that our efforts to play away games as close as possible to CWFA cannot always be achieved.

CENTRAL WALES REGIONS CUP SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

SIMON HAMER – PRESTEIGNE

JUSTIN SMITH – ST. DOGMAELS

OUTFIELD

ZAC EMBERTON – TREWERN

DAVID LAIRD – KERRY

JASON WILLIAMS – ST. DOGMAELS

MARK EVANS – LAMPETER

CHRISTY GALE – LAMPETER

RYAN EVANS – WELSHPOOL

BARRY HARALAMBOUS – TREWERN

SAM SKINNER – NCE

CRAIG GORDON – NCE

KHYAM WITTON – LLANRHAEDR

RHUN GARNER – BOW STREET

ADRIAN HAZELBY – NCE

HUW JONES – NCE

GEORGE COLVEM – CRANNOG

PAUL JAMES – PADARN

ON STANDBY

JODECI DEAN – CAERSWS RESERVES

STEFF ROWLANDS – ABERMULE

RHYS JONES – ST. DOGMAELS

RHYS DAVIES – CRANNOG

 

Due to a change in his circumstances Clive Mcnamee has asked not to continue in his role as manager. We respect his decision and thank him for his help and support in getting CWFA’s involvement in the Regions Cup underway. Accordingly, former professional footballer and B Licence coach, Andy Evans will manage the team for the next two games. Players can contact Andy to confirm availability at andyevo75_@hotmail.com or 07807 978729.

 

REGIONS CUP

The squad for the next regions cup match will be announced here on Monday evening (5th February).

Football Leaders Course

There is an FAW Football Leaders Award planned for this coming Sunday, 7th January at Lampeter Leisure Centre.

Furthermore there are 42 cases across our respective junior leagues where coaches qualifications have expired – attendance at Sundays Award would validate the coaches within these leagues for a further 3 years.

To book a place on the course contact Andrew Lewis andrew.lewis@fawtrust.cymru

AFFILIATION FEES – NADOLIG LLAWEN/MERRY CHRISTMAS

The Council of Central Wales FA wants all our leagues, adult and junior clubs and referees to benefit in its 50th anniversary year and has therefore resolved that for season 2018/2019 there will be an Affiliation Fees amnesty for our leagues and clubs (a registration fees amnesty for referees).

Leagues and Clubs will still have to apply to affiliate to CWFA and clubs will still have to pay the fees for entry to CWFA cup competitions but the fee for affiliation to CWFA will be waived for season 2018/2019.

Merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year.

LEARNING DISABILITY FOOTBALL

The FAW Trust is currently seeking players to represent Wales in the upcoming Home Nations Championship in Belfast this April, and therefore would appreciate any support in helping to identify potential players.

Here are some key points:

  • Players play 11-a-side football with no adaptations
  • Players are highly skilled and generally play mainstream football
  • Players age 15 and older, and under 19 years of age on 31st March 2018 (Born after 1st April 1999, Born on or before 1st April 2003)
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