Welsh National League Premier Division outfit Brickfield Rangers have been named club of the year at the FAW Trust’s Welsh Community Football Awards.
The annual awards, held at Cardiff City’s Football Stadium hours before Wales’ world cup qualifying win against Austria, recognised a number of clubs in Wales who carry out significant and effective community work.
On the night, Brickfield Rangers were named club of the year for the third time in 10 years after the club has made strides in providing youth, ladies and community football along with significant investment in its first team which harbours Cymru Alliance ambitions.
Other winners included newly promoted HGA side Llandudno Junction and Berriew FC of the Spar Mid Wales League One.
Paul Hooson, Brickfield Rangers CEO, was presented the award by former Bangor City manager Andy Legg at the awards. On receiving the honour Hooson said:
” What an achievement by everyone once again at Brickfield Rangers. Each year this club continually grows and becomes stronger within our community and to be recognised Nationally is amazing especially when you consider all the other hard working top level clubs that Wales has to offer. I want to thank all the parents, coaches, directors, administrators & players within our club because without them then Brickfield does not exist, without their passion & enthusiasm this club does not operate, with them #WeAreBrickfield . Thank you everyone”
Brickfield Rangers coach and FAW Trust community coach of the year Andrew Ruscoe told Y Clwb Pel Droed about Brickfield’s plans to push its community outreach further.
“Our future plans are to develop the small sides professionalised game of Futsal in the North Wales region by integrating our current youth structures into engaging more with futsal .
“This has been currently piloted with our U6’s & U10’s. We also aim to deliver more education on tough issues such as Antisocial behaviour within primary schools with our qualified football in the community teachers, and we plan to drive the club further so that we can cater for everyone within the community.
“Overall we want our club to be engaging at all the highest levels of Welsh Football, not to win leagues but to effectively bring opportunities to the people of the Wrexham community & further professionalise Welsh Football with our team of specialised dedicated coaches.”
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