Posted: Sat 25th Mar 2017

Centre To Welcome Women’s Football Internationals /
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 25th, 2017

The Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach is to play host to two FAW women’s football international games this April. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wales Women will take on Northern Ireland Women in the international friendly matches, which will be held on Wednesday 5th April at 4pm and Friday 7th April at 11am. Tickets cost just £5 for adults and £2 for senior citizens and children aged 16 and under. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Christina Harrhy, Corporate Director for Communities at Caerphilly County Borough Council commented, “We’re very proud to be welcoming Wales and Northern Ireland Women teams to the Centre for Sporting Excellence for these international games. The community-focussed centre continues to provide a first class facility for elite athletes and promising young talent alike to hone and develop their skills in both football and rugby, so it’s fantastic that we’re able to welcome talent of this calibre to our facility. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m sure the ladies will receive a very warm Caerphilly county borough welcome and would encourage as many people as possible to go along and show their support”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Centre for Sporting Excellence is also the training base for the Newport Gwent Dragons, the Dragons Academy, all Dragons age grades rugby, the FAW female elite football academy and Cardiff City Ladies FC. In addition, local sporting clubs have benefitted from using the facility, as have students at Coleg y Cymoedd, with the centre right on their doorstep. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The development of the Centre for Sporting Excellence has been supported by Sport Wales, Welsh Government, the Welsh Rugby Union and the Welsh Football Trust. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tickets for each Wales Women v Northern Ireland Women game are just £5 for adults and £2 for senior citizens and children aged 16 and under. Visit to book tickets or call into the Centre for Sporting Excellence. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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