With the world collectively battling against the coronavirus outbreak, communities across Wales are coming together to support the most vulnerable in our societies in this time of need.
As we know, the unifying power of sport is like no other, and we are very proud that some of our JD Cymru Leagues clubs and their sponsors have come together to provide support for those most in need of it in communities across the country.
We’ve listed the clubs below and the initiatives they’re taking, with details of how to get in touch if you or anyone you know needs support and lives in these areas. If you know of another club not listed below undertaking any initiatives like this in your community, please do let us know!
We start with the JD Cymru South Club, who have decided to host an online FIFA 20 Tournament to raise funds for the NHS and for local foodbanks. At the time of writing, over 90 teams have entered to take part in the competition and have paid a £10 entry fee.
Of this, £5 of each team’s entry fee is guaranteed to go to the NHS, with the other £5 being added to a kitty that will be donated to a foodbank in the winning team’s community. A fantastic initiative from the club – da iawn!
In Gwynedd, the sponsors of Bala Town FC have come together with a number of other companies from the local area to help provide services to those individuals who may be self-isolating or in quarantine due to current stipulations set out by Government.
Click the link below to find out more about the companies involved, and please do pass on this information to anyone you know in the area who might benefit from accessing these services.
Barry Town United
The Jenner Park outfit have put out a notice to anyone in their community to reach out if they are in need of assistance at this difficult time. Anyone who wants to get in touch with the club should do so via the club’s Twitter and Facebook pages
Find out more here on the club's official notice
Briton Ferry Llansawel
One of the many things people will be trying to do at this time to keep their spirits up is exercising, because of the known benefits for physical and mental wellbeing, and JD Cymru South club Briton Ferry Llansawel have stepped in to offer their own way of keeping fans active.
Click here to find out more!
The JD Welsh Cup semi-finalists have been involved with local charity Gafael Llaw, who have been coordinating teams of volunteers to assist local people in need of support over the coming weeks and months.
A Facebook group has been established for people in need of support to get in touch, and if you know anyone in the Caernarfon area in need of support then you can find more details by clicking here.
Connah’s Quay Nomads
JD Cymru Premier pace-setters, The Nomads, have introduced a new initiative that will see emergency service personnel given free entry to all games at the Deeside Stadium to witness Andy Morrison’s men in action once football resumes in Wales.
All information regarding the offer can be found on the club's website
Cwmamman United FC
Another great bit of community work being done in Carmarthenshire is by Cwmamman United, who are working with Kevin Madge and Council to introduce a hot meal delivery service to the more vulnerable people in their community.
People aged 70 and over are eligibile for this service, which covers Brynamman, the Cwm, and Ammanford. If you know anybody who could benefit from this service, the person to contact is Kevin on 01269 825438 for more details.
The New Saints
The reigning JD Cymru Premier champions are offering to deliver takeaway food from their Park Hall venue as a new initiative due to the current climate between 12-8pm.
They are delivering to areas such as Oswestry, Pant, Gobowen, Morda, Whittington, Weston Rhyn, Selattyn, and you can find out more details by clicking the following link.