The Football Association of Wales are working in partnership with Time To Change Wales in order to deliver both a comprehensive football training programme for people suffering from mental health issues and a nationwide campaign in order to combat the stigma against mental health and raise awareness of issues…
“Negative attitudes toward mental illness are a major issue in Merthyr, and by being involved in the programme we can have a positive immediate impact on someone’s life. Nobody in Merthyr has put themselves forward to try and tackle the stigma, so we’ve been really happy to get involved with this!”
Elliott Evans, Community Development Officer
Merthyr Town F.C.
“With 1 in 4 people living with a mental health condition, we want to make sure that Newtown A.F.C. is supporting its fans and community.”
Owen Durbridge, Club Secretary
Wrexham Association Football Club was formed in 1864, meaning it is the oldest club in Wales and the third oldest professional football team in the world. Since August 2011 Wrexham have been a supporter-owned football club and currently compete in the National League, the fifth tier of English Football.
Newport County Association Football Club was originally founded in 1912. The club currently plays in League 2 of the English Football League, the fourth tier of English football.