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NATIONS CUP: Northern Ireland 0 Wales 2

Northern Ireland v Wales: photo linked from faw.org.ukNORTHERN IRELAND 0 WALES 2
Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Robert Earnshaw earn Wales a 2-0 win against Northern Ireland in their final Nations Cup game.

GOALS: Ramsey 36, Earnshaw 69.

Wales starting line up:
Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham United), Danny Collins (Stoke City), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal, Capt), Jack Collison (West Ham United), David Vaughan (Blackpool), David Cotterill (Swansea City), Craig Bellamy (Manchester City), Steve Morison (Millwall).

All other squad players are named as subs, except Darcy Blake (Cardiff City) who has returned home.


Wales squad:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (West Brom), Lewis Price (Crystal Palace).

Defenders: Darcy Blake (Cardiff), Danny Collins (Stoke), James Collins (Aston Villa), Neal Eardley (Blackpool), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Craig Morgan (Preston).

Midfielders: Jack Collison (West Ham), David Cotterill (Swansea), Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace), Owain Tudur Jones (Norwich City), Andy King (Leicester), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Blackpool)

Forwards: Craig Bellamy (loan Cardiff),  Robert Earnshaw (Nottingham Forest), Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace), Steve Morison (Millwall), Sam Vokes (Wolves).




 

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Other information:
Nations Cup:
 N Ireland v Wales.
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
Date: Friday 27th May 2011.
Kick off: 7:45pm.
Referee: A Kelly (ROI)
LIVE: Sky Sports 1 and S4C.

 

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Friday 27th May 2011

NATIONS CUP: Scotland 3 Wales 1

Rob Earnshaw: photo linked from sportlinglife.comSCOTLAND 3 WALES 1
A 3-1 defeat against Scotland in the Nations Cup for Wales. Goalscorer for Wales was in the first half was Rob Earnshaw.

GOALS: Earnshaw 36; Morrison 55, Miller 64, Berra 70.

Wales line up:
1. Boaz Myhill, 2. Neal Eardley, 3. Neil Taylor, 4. Owain Tudur Jones, 5. Craig Morgan, 6. Darcy Blake, 7. Andy Dorman, 8. Andy King, 9. Sam Vokes, 10. Robert Earnshaw (Capt), 11. Jermaine Easter.

Subs: 12. Wayne Hennessey, 13. Chris Gunter, 14. Danny Collins, 15. Danny Gabbidon, 16. David Vaughan, 17. Aaron Ramsey, 18. Adam Matthews, 19. David Cotterill, 20. Steve Morison, 21. Jack Collison, 22. Craig Bellamy, 23. Lewis Price.

Six substitutes may be used during the match.


Adam Matthews has joined the squad as a late replacement for James Collins, who has a groin injury.

Robert Earnshaw will captain the side as Gary Speed will rest a number of Premier League players.

Norwich City midfielder, Owain Tudur Jones has joined the squad, h
e has been added to the squad after several withdrawals and an availability doubt over Coventry City's Freddy Eastwood.

David Edwards (Wolves) has also been forced-out of the squad due to injury.

Revised Wales squad:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (West Brom), Lewis Price (Crystal Palace).

Defenders: Darcy Blake (Cardiff), Danny Collins (Stoke), James Collins (Aston Villa), Neal Eardley (Blackpool), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Craig Morgan (Preston).

Midfielders: Jack Collison (West Ham), David Cotterill (Swansea), Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace), Owain Tudur Jones (Norwich City), Andy King (Leicester), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Blackpool)

Forwards: Craig Bellamy (loan Cardiff),  Robert Earnshaw (Nottingham Forest), Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace), Freddy Eastwood (Coventry), Steve Morison (Millwall), Sam Vokes (Wolves).


Stand by players: Jason Brown (Blackburn).



Both Ched Evans and Lewin Nyatanga are out due to injury.

Craig Morgan
is called up as replacement for Nyatanga. Also called up are Jermaine Easter and Andy Dorman. Squad meet up over the weekend.

Also out are Ashley Williams, Joe Allen, Simon Church and Hal Robson-Kanu due to club duties. Also out due to injuries from the stand by list are Brian Stock and Christina Ribeiro. Joe Ledley is also out.



Gary Speed has named the squad for the Carling Nations Cup matches in Dublin later this month. A larger squad than usual has been named to allow for Football League play-off commitments and fitness concerns with some players. The matches are against Scotland on Wednesday 25th May and Northern Ireland on Friday 27th May. Both to kick off at 7.45pm

Wales squad:
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Wolves), Boaz Myhill (West Brom), Lewis Price (Crystal Palace).

Defenders: Darcy Blake (Cardiff), Danny Collins (Stoke), James Collins (Aston Villa), Neal Eardley (Blackpool), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Ashley Williams (Swansea).

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Swansea), Jack Collison (West Ham), David Cotterill (Swansea), David Edwards (Wolves), Andy King (Leicester), Joe Ledley (Celtic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Blackpool)

Forwards: Craig Bellamy (loan Cardiff), Simon Church (Reading), Robert Earnshaw (Nottingham Forest), Ched Evans (Sheffield United), Freddy Eastwood (Coventry), Steve Morison (Millwall), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Wolves).

Stand by players: Jason Brown (Blackburn), Craig Morgan (Preston), Christina Ribeiro (Bristol City), Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace), Brian Stock (Doncaster), Jermaine Easter (Crystal Palace).


Wales travel to Dublin at the end of May to face Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup.

Gary Speed will announce the squad now on Wenesday 11th May, at the Carden Park Hotel at around 3pm.

The Wales manager is set to name a bumper a 30-man squad. Speed was at Ashton gate on Saturday running the rule of Lewin Nyatanga and young gun James Wilson. Gareth Bale is out for the rest season as well as Sam Ricketts. Several players will miss the games as they will be involved in play off matches for their clubs. Jack Collison is set for a recall after over 12 months out due to injury.


 

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Other information:
Nations Cup:
 Scotland v Wales.
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
Date: Wednesday 25th May 2011.
Kick off: 7:45pm.
Referee: TBC

LIVE: Sky Sports 1 and S4C.

 

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Wednesday 25th May 2011

UNDER 17: Wales 1 Sweden 2

Wales Under 17s: photo linked from faw.org.uk / Propaganda

Under 17: Wales 1 Sweden 2
Defeat for Brian Flynn's new look Under 17 side 2-1 against Sweden.

Sweden took the lead after 19 minutes through Chrstian Kouakou, Sweden went 2-0 up when Muamer Tankovic scored after 32 minutes.

Substitute Declan John pulled a goal back for Wales after 54 minutes from the penalty spot. Sweden holding on for the win. It was a good workout for the Under 17s ahead of the UEFA qualifiers in the Autumn.

Wales line up:
1  Alex Lynch (Peterborough United) 
2  Declan Weeks (Wolves) 
3  Curtis Strong (Stoke City) 
4  Gethin Jones (Everton) (Capt) 
5  Curtis Watkins (Cardiff City) 
6  Tom Attyeo (Swansea City) 
7  Jaye Bowen (Cardiff City) 
8  Deion Evans (Shrewsbury Town) 
9  Gethyn Hill (Cardiff City) 
10  Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) 
11  Jake Charles (Huddersfield Town) 
Subs:
12  Luke Flemming (Cardiff City) 
13  Declan Dalley (Manchester United) 
14  Miles John (Bristol City) 
15  Tom O'Sullivan (Cardiff City) 
16  Rhys James (Cardiff City) 
17  Bradley Reid (Wrexham) 
18  Declan John (Cardiff City) 


Under 17: Wales 2 Sweden 2
Brian Flynn's new look Under 17 side drew 2-2 against Sweden.

Wales took the lead after just seven minutes thanks to an excellent finish from Tom O'Sullivan. Sweden hit back straight away with goals from Christian Koukaou and Philip Olofsson. Wales hit back with Declan John making it 2-2 after only 15 minutes.

With no further scoring during the match, honours were even at the final whistle.

Wales line up:
1  Luke Flemming (Cardiff City) 
2  Declan Weeks (Wolves) 
3  Curtis Strong (Stoke City) 
4  Gethin Jones (Everton) (c) 
5  Declan Dalley (Manchester United) 
6  Tom Attyeo (Swansea City) 
7  Miles John (Bristol City) 
8  Tom O'Sullivan (Cardiff City) 
9  Rhys James (Cardiff City) 
10  Jaye Bowen (Cardiff City) 
11  Declan John (Cardiff City) 
Subs:
12  Alex Lynch (Peterborough United) 
13  Curtis Watkins (Cardiff City) 
14  Deion Evans (Shrewsbury Town) 
15  Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) 
16  Jake Charles (Huddersfield Town) 
17  Gethyn Hill (Cardiff City) 
18  Bradley Reid (Wrexham)

updated: Tue, 10 May, 2011 22:08 UK.


Intermediate Teams manager, Brian Flynn, has named his squad for two end of season friendly matches against Sweden.

The matches are set to be played at Buckley Town FC on Tuesday 10th May (kick off 6pm) and Flint Town United FC on Thursday 12th May (kick off 6pm). Admission is free at both games.

Wales squad:
Alex Lynch Wrexham, Corey Stephens - Cardiff City, Declan Weeks Wolves, Declan Dalley - Manchester United, Curtis Watkins - Cardiff City, Curtis Strong - Stoke City, Tom Attyeo - Swansea City, Miles John - Bristol City , Gethin Jones Everton, Deion Evans - Tranmere Rovers, Tom O’Sullivan - Cardiff City, Jaye Bowen - Cardiff City, Declan John - Cardiff City, Jake Charles - Huddersfield Town, Rhys James - Cardiff City, Callum Saunders - Crewe Alexandra, Gethyn Hill - Cardiff City, Bradley Reid Wrexham.

Stand by players: Luke Flemming - Cardiff City, Daniel Barrow - Plymouth Argyle, Rob Evans Wrexham, Chike Kandi - Birmingham City, Josh Yorwerth - Cardiff City.

Famous faces in this squad are Jake Charles (grandson of John Charles) and Callum Saunders (son of former Welsh International Dean Saunders)

updated: Thu, 28 April, 2011 15:25 UK.


Wales will play two Under 17 friendly matches against Sweden in North Wales during early May 2011.

Wales fixtures:
Tuesday 10th May 2011 at Buckley Town FC.
Thursday 12th May 2011 at Flint Town United FC.

Both matches kick off at 6pm, admission is free.

The games will feature players who are eligible for 2011/2012 UEFA Under 17 qualifying matches, these games set to be played in October. Wales have been drawn in Group 9 with Serbia, Armenia and Lithuania. 

posted: Wed, 20 April, 2011 16:46 UK.



 

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Friday 13th May 2011

FAW: Wales Host Under 19s

FAW

WALES HOST Under 19s
Wales will host the UEFA Women's Under 19 Tournament Finals in August 2013.

Matches will be held in Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Bridgend. Eight countries, including Wales, will play for the right to be crowned champions. Come and be part of the celebrations!

statement from faw.org.uk.

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Thu, 12 May, 2011 13:35 UK.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday 12th May 2011

FAW: Glyn Williams 1918-2011

FAW

Glyn Williams :1918-2011
It is with great sadness that the FAW marks the passing of former international player, Glyn Williams. He was 92.

Full-back Glyn, won one cap for Wales in the 1951 Festival of Britain International with Switzerland at the Racecourse, Wrexham. In so doing, he became the fifth oldest player to win a first cap for Wales as he was 32 years 194 days old on his debut. Wales won the match 3-2.

Maesteg - born Glyn was a Cardiff City regular after the war, playing some 144 league matches. Born in November 1918, he had earlier played for Caerau, helping them win the Welsh Amateur Cup in 1946. One of a legion of players who lost the best years of their careers to the Second World War. His cap came-about as regular right back, Walley Barnes, was needed by Arsenal for a tour of Brazil, so Glyn made his debut in the same match as the young John Charles. The Wales goals came from Trevor Ford (2) and Ron Burgess.

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

statement from faw.org.uk.

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Wed, 11 May, 2011 20:00 UK.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 11th May 2011

TICKETS: Nations Cup

FAWNATIONS CUP TICKETS
Wales travel to Dublin at the end of May to face Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup. Ticket information as follows:






WALES v SCOTLAND
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Wednesday 25th May 2011
Kick off 7.45pm (local time)

Tickets for Wales supporters cost £18.00. Application forms have been sent to Gold and Silver members of the Wales Supporters Club from the (26.04.11).
Closing date for applications Friday 13th May 2011.

WALES v NORTHERN IRELAND
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Friday 27th May 2011
Kick off 7.45pm (local time)

Tickets for Wales supporters cost £18.00. Application forms have been sent to Gold and Silver members of the Wales Supporters Club from the (26.04.11).
Closing date for applications Friday 13th May 2011.

posted:
Fri, 6 May, 2011 20:25 UK.


 

 

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Friday 6th May 2011

FAW: News from Roadshows

FAW

FAW NEWS in brief
The new FAW web site is set to be launched on Monday 30th May. The FAW 2009 strategic plan is being reviewed, the Development Centre in Newport is set to open in 18 months, with another centre possibly being planned in North Wales.


The FAW will be looking to repeat Kickback ticket scheme for future HOME matches.

info from ffwtbol on twitter.

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Wed, 4 May, 2011 21:08 UK.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 4th May 2011

UNDER 19: Elite Group 6 news, Wales miss out

Wales Under 19: photo linked from uefa.comUnder 19 
Results: Moldova 0 Wales 2. Norway 0 Serbia 3.

Serbia top the group and qualify ahead of Wales and Norway. All three nations finished the group on six points, but Serbia qualify for the finals by virtue of their results against the other two nations. Wales beat Moldova 2-0, goals from Joe Walsh and substitute Reece Jones earned Wales a win. "It has been a good week, we had a good opportunity to go to Romania but we did not make it. A 2-0 win in any international game at any level is a good result." - Brian Flynn.


GROUP 6 TABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pld

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Pts

Serbia 3 2 0 1 10 3 6
Wales 3 2 0 1 6 5 6
Norway 3 2 0 1 7 4 6

Moldova

3 0 0 3 0 11 0

updated: Tue, 3 May, 2011 22:45 UK.

Rules: Equality of points at mini-tournaments
6.09 If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:
a) Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question.
b) Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question.
c) Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question.
d) If, after having applied criteria a) to c), two teams still have an equal
ranking, criteria a) to c) are reapplied to determine the final ranking of the two teams. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria e) and f) apply.
e) Results of all group matches:
1. Superior goal difference.
2. Higher number of goals scored.
f) Drawing of lots.


taken from uefa.com



Under 19 
Result: Norway 3 Wales 1.

Defeat for Wales against Norway.

In the final round of matches on Tuesday, Wales play Moldova and Serbia meet Norway. Norway just need a point to win the group an qualify. A win for Serbia could see them in with a chance of qualifying, depending on goal difference. A win for Wales would also mean a chance of qualification depending on goal difference.

Other group result:
Moldova 0 Serbia 5.



Norway are next up for Wales in their second Group 6 qualifier. The hosts also won their opening group game on Thursday.

Match details: 30th April, Kick-off: 5:30pm (local time), Match to be played at The Stadium, Sarpsborg, Norway (Match referee: Miroslav Zelinka).


Result: Serbia
(1) 2 Wales (2) 3.

Wales GOALS: Peniket (36', 43), Alfei (Pen 90'+2)

Serbia GOALS: Milunovic (39)', Lukic (90')

A late Daniel Alfei penalty after Josh Dawkin was brought down, gave Brian Flynn's Under 19 side a 3-2 win against Serbia in their opening match of the Elite Round matches.

Wales line up:
1. Jonathan Bond (Watford), 3. Kyle McCarthy (Hereford United), 4. Lee Lucas (Swansea City), 5. Joe Walsh (Swansea City), 6. Daniel Alfei (Swansea City), 7. Kieron Freeman (Nottingham Forest), 8. Josh Dawkin (Norwich City), 11. Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), 15. Reece Jones (AFC Wimbledon), 17. Richard Peniket (Fulham), 18. Elliot Chamberlain (Leicester City).

Subs: 12. Daniel Ward (Wrexham), 2. Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers), 9. Jake Cassidy (Wolves), 10. Robert Ogleby (Hearts), 13. Max Penk (Wrexham), 14. Ibrahim Farrar (Cardiff City), 16. Michael Doughty (QPR).

 UEFA U19: SERBIA 2 WALES 3 - UEFA.COM

Other group result:
Norway 4 Moldova 0

Elite round Fixtures list: (local time)
Serbia v Wales : Match date: Thursday 28 April 2011. Kick off 3pm, The Stadium, Sarpsborg, Norway.

Norway v Wales : Match date: Saturday 30 April 2011. Kick-off: 5:30pm, The Stadium, Sarpsborg, Norway.

Moldova v Wales : Match date: Tuesday 3 May 2011. Kick-off: 5pm, The Stadium, Sarpsborg, Norway. 

Withdrawn from the original squad are Adam Matthews, Tom Bender and Billy Bodin, called up are Michael Doughty, Max Penk and Richard Peniket.


Brian Flynn, has named his squad for the UEFA Under 19 Elite Round matches in Norway later this month.

Original Wales squad:
Jonathan Bond (Watford), Daniel Ward (Wrexham), Adam Matthews (Cardiff City), Daniel Alfei (Swansea City), Joe Walsh (Swansea City), Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers), Tom Bender (Colchester United), Kieron Freeman (Nottingham Forest), Kyle McCarthy (Hereford United), Lee Lucas (Swansea City), Billy Bodin (Swindon Town), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), Reece Jones (AFC Wimbledon), Ibrahim Farrar (Cardiff City), Josh Dawkin (Norwich City), Elliott Chamberlain (Leicester City), Jake Cassidy (Wolves), Robert Ogleby (Hearts).

The group winner only will automatically qualify for the final tournament in Romania.

posted:
Thu, 14 April, 2011 13:52 UK.



 

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Tuesday 3rd May 2011

NATIONS CUP: McFadden to miss game

updated:  Mon, 25 April, 2011 19:30 UK.

 

Rio Ferdinand: photo linked from premiershipnews.org 

 

McFadden to miss game -25 Apr 11 19:30
James McFadden is set to miss next month's Carling Nations Cup game against Wales.

 

 

 

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Monday 25th April 2011

FANS: New FAW crest

Wales t-shirt:NEW FAW CREST
JJB Sports has started selling FAW merchandise with the new FAW crest

for more click here


updated: Thu, April 21, 2011 23:05 UK.

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Thursday 21st April 2011

SCHOOLBOY: Switzerland v Wales

Under 16s Draw against the Swiss:
The Wales Under 16 Boys National Development produced an excellent perfomance this evening.

Match was played at the Tivoli Stadium, La Louviere in Belgium. Cardiff City's Abdi Noor scored for Wales after Switzerland had taken the lead.
 [info from welshfootballtrust]

Wales Team:
1:-Gareth Owen (Llanelli), 2:- Joseph Jones (Cardiff City), 3:- Fraser Sturgess (Unattached), 4:- Thomas Atyeo (Swansea City), 5- Tomos Clarke (Oldham), 6:- Liam Walsh (Swansea City), 7:- Abdifatah Noor (Cardiff City), 8: Corey Francis (Swansea City), 9:- Owain Jones (Swansea City), 10:- Kyle Copp (Swansea City), 11:- Jake Charles (Huddersfield Town).

Subs: 12:- Cameron Clarke (Cardiff City), 13:- Alex Penny, 14:- Samuel Jones (Cardiff City), 15:- Ross White (Wrexham), 16:- Sam Molyneux (Shrewsbury Town), 17:- Connor Shackleton (Tranmere Rovers), 18:- Joe Williams (Wrexham).

posted: Wed, 20 April, 2011 22:51 UK.



 

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Wednesday 20th April 2011

FAW: North Wales Roadhshows

FAW

FAW ROADSHOW
FAW Roadshows - Come and listen to the Strategic Plan for the FAW.

North East Wales Brymbo Sports & Social Club on Tuesday, 3rd May 2011.
North Wales Coast Llandudno FC Clubhouse on Wednesday, 4th May 2011.

All welcome, doors open from 7pm.

info from FAW.ORG.UK

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Wed, 20 April, 2011 19:56 UK.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 20th April 2011

SCHOOLBOY: Welsh Schools FA Centenary

FAW poster: photo linked from faw.org.uk
RESULT: FAW Under 18 1 WSFA Under 18  4

FAW report - faw.org.uk

Brian Flynn has named the side play the Welsh Schools Under 18's.

Wales line up:
1. Christian Dibble (Bury Town),   2. Declan Weeks (Wolves),   3. Jordan Cranston (Wolves),  4. Tom O’Sullivan (Cardiff City),   5. Declan Dalley (Manchester United),  6. Aaron Oakley (Swindon Town), 7. Rob Parry (Wolves), 8. Gethin Jones (Everton) ©, 9. Gethyn Hill (Cardiff City), 10. Rhys James (Cardiff City), 11. Declan John (Cardiff City).

Subs:
12. Liam Matthews (Cardiff City), 13. Jonathan Evans (Accrington Stanley), 14. Max Penk (Wrexham), 15. Josh Yorwerth (Cardiff City), 16. Kyle McCarthy (Hereford United),  17. Theo Wharton (Cardiff City).

updated: Wed, 20 April, 2011 17:10 UK.



FAW Under 18 Youth squad versus WSFA Under 18 side at the GenQuip Stadium, Port Talbot on Tuesday 19th April at 3pm.

FAW Wales Under 18 squad:

Liam Matthews (Cardiff City), Christian Dibble (Bury Town), Jordan Smith (Swansea City), Aaron Oakley (Swindon Town), Max Penk (Wrexham), Jordan Cranston (Wolves), Josh Yorwerth (Cardiff City), Kyle McCarthy (Hereford United), Elliot Hewitt (Macclesfield Town), Emyr Huws (Manchester City), Tom O’Sullivan (Cardiff City), Theo Wharton (Cardiff City), Gethin Jones (Everton), Gwion Edwards (Swansea City), Declan John (Cardiff City), Rob Parry (Wolves), Gethyn Hill (Cardiff City), Rhys James (Cardiff City).

 

DOWNLOAD: Match poster -PDF FORMAT [905 KB]


updated: Mon, 11 April, 2011 13:11 UK.


There will be two events during April - a match between the FAW Under 18 Youth squad and the WSFA Under 18 side at the GenQuip Stadium, Port Talbot on Tuesday 19th April at 3pm. Admission is FREE.

Then, in the evening there is a celebration dinner to award the current season's Under 18 schools players their caps and to mark the centenary. This will be at Blancos Hotel in Port Talbot. A few tables are still available.

The centenary book 'As Good As It Gets' - written by
Ceri Stennett, will also be published on the same day and will be available at the match and at the dinner, priced at £9.99. It is 200 pages and tells the story of the matches and events over the hundred years, plus articles written by former Wales schools managers such as Chris Whitley, Adrian Jones, Lyn James, Dai Davies, Iolo Owen, Roger Skyrme and Martin Evans. Also current Under 16 manager, Osian Roberts. All the results and appearances are in it, plus many, never before published pictures of teams and players.
The book will be available direct from
Ceri Stennett


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Wednesday 20th April 2011

FANS: FSF Cymru meeting with the FAW

Wales t-shirt:
Summary of Football supporters Federation Wales (FSF Cymru) meeting with FAW

The meeting took place at the FAW offices in Cardiff at 4 pm Wednesday April 13th in attendance from the FSF were Paul Corkrey, Vince Alm and Neil Dymock and from the FAW. Mark Evans, Lynsey Owens (Ticketing), also present was Wayne Palmer from the south Wales police.

This was a routine meeting with questions generally been asked that were sent in from members and people who expressed a view, the following is a summary of the meeting.

Team GB has raised its head again and many Welsh fans are concerned about the possible consequences, once again Mark Evans emphasized the position of the FAW, They do not support this, they will not help with it and they will not insure players to play in it, that is an important point, insurance, many clubs will be very reluctant to release players for this, never mind the FA'S due to the insurance costs. On another point it was asked if someone like Bale or Ramsey chose to play would the FA take sanctions out against them in the future. A firm no was the answer but the players will be asked to consider seriously before agreeing taking part.

Ticket issues surrounding the England game took up a lot of time and Lucy said that she had replied to all e mails that had been sent to her from both Welsh and English fans…there were issues with fans not getting tickets through the kickback scheme, including Porth and Newport who had been particularly unhappy about what had happened…Lucy said that all applications were dealt with in a pro rata basis and the huge take up for the scheme had caught everyone out, many thousands benefited but it was accepted that due to this huge demand some clubs missed out and the FAW regret this and apologise to those clubs but it was down in a non-malicious fashion.

Anyone may e mail the ticketing department if they still feel that they have not had a satisfactory reply.

The fact that fans missed out on tickets and there was a massive segregation area also riled fans and Wayne Palmer explained that this was decided well in advance of the game and the SAG(Safety advisory groups) were more concerned about fans safety and security than adding extra seats, there had been problems with away fans in the past near to the North stand. The other area that appeared empty was a middle section near the corner flag; this was due to 150 supporters not attending who had tickets.

England away tickets were discussed and it is expected that we will get around 7,000 tickets which will ensure all Gold and Silver members will get a ticket (there are over 5,000 members) we mentioned the FA councillors tickets being returned at the Old Trafford game but Mark said this happens now and then and you are talking about only a few tickets and they are always put back on sale.

In the unlikely event of there being spare tickets the FAW may consider offering Gold members the chance of another ticket on their name but that is only one possible option and this will be looked at closer to the time, but they will try to make it as fair as possible whatever is decided.

On a security note for the England game, there is a huge coach park outside the stadium that can accommodate hundreds of coaches; there are good rail links too with a nearby tube station.

Welsh fans were prevented from hanging flags whilst English fans were allowed, Mark Evans put his hands up to this and admitted it was their fault, the stewards were not briefed properly beforehand and this led to them trying to stop fans placing their flags, Mark has promised that this will not happen again and that he personally will be at future pre match meetings with stewards and police at all future home venues.

Welsh Assembly government funding issues were raised and fans have asked why the WRU seem to get far more financial support than the national football team, Mark explained that this is not as big a difference as what it appears and Welsh football gets a lot of support in community initiatives and especially the Welsh football trust, but it was agreed that the FAW need to match the WRU in the work they put in to acquire grant funding. This is something that they are looking at and will be more proactive in the future.

We asked them to explain the benefits of the new centre at Newport and why that City was chosen over other venues especially those in north or mid Wales? It was explained that tenders were put out and the Newport city council pulled all the stops out to get the centre located in the city, the advantages of the M4 corridor will obviously be a plus point and it is hoped the centre will benefit Welsh football for many years to come. It will be a joint venture and the Football Association of Wales, Welsh Football Trust and Newport City Council aim to build the venue. The centre would develop the under-21, women's and younger age-group squads.

Membership issues and costs have been a constant irritation to the fans and we asked what the plans are for future membership schemes. Lucy suggested that they were looking at a lower price for renewals next year and fans can upgrade to Gold or Silver, the membership price will stay the same for new members and will always remain open until it reaches a level where the member benefits cannot be operated.

The data gathered from the membership scheme and from ticket sales to new customers in the kickback scheme must be put to good use and the FSF have put forward an expert in that field to meet with the marketing department later this month, hopefully progress can be made and marketing opportunities for the FAW can be improved.

One question asked by the fans is the terrible ranking position we find ourselves in and what is being done to improve this, it seems a silly question but Mark said that they were very concerned and plans were in place to get better quality friendly matches in the future, playing teams ranked below us was pointless and the other obvious answer was to help develop new Welsh talent and the Newport centre was part of that plan.

Concerns were raised amongst fans of the club rivalries raising their head at the England match and the fact three coach loads of fans were absent from the game after some problems in the city centre pre match…the FSF had received a letter via the human rights organisation "Liberty" from one of those fans that said he was refused the opportunity to see the game. Wayne said that the police were well aware of possible risk supporters entering the city and were well on top of everything…the fans mentioned were allowed access to a pub and were told that if they split up in to small groups they could continue on to the game but they decided against this and left the city.

Wayne also informed us that despite pre match concerns everyone was very pleased with the event day, over 100,000 fans had come into the capital and there were only 13 arrests in total and 8 of those was for ticket touting (part of an Olympic games police preparation initiative). There were minor scuffles in parts of the stadium but in general it was a good, safe event.

Neil Dymock brought up the Gol initiatives and explained about the fans' teams and the success they had been in bringing fans together. We have another fans tournament in Dublin next month and once again Carling has been outstanding in sponsoring the event.

Neil mentioned that the charity work had enabled them to arrange trips for 4 Montenegran Orphans to attend the Wales game against Montenegro and he also had plans for more orphans to attend the Welsh cup final, this is not a Gol initiative however but work done in conjunction with Llanelli FC. The FAW said that they would continue to support these ventures and supply signed shirts and raffle prizes to help fund raising.

The Bulgaria match is almost definitely in Sofia but still not confirmed, the last two home games will be played at the Liberty stadium and Cardiff City stadium (details available soon) there are thousands of vouchers sent out to clubs in the kickback scheme offering half price tickets for one of these games. Dublin prices have been confirmed..

The prices for the remaining Carling Nations Cup games have been confirmed today, 20 Euro each for our fans so we will sell at £18.00 each. We'd hoped there would be a concession for juniors for the May games but unfortunately there isn't. It's only for the ROI fans buying via general sale.

The FAW will get application forms sent out to Gold and Silver members in the next week or so, may take longer with the bank holidays

Road shows will continue with Jonathan Ford visiting many areas over the next few months.

We handed in some correspondence to Lucy, some good and some bad regarding the England tickets and the feedback will be taken into consideration…we then ended the meeting in agreement that it would be a good idea if more fans attended these regular meetings maybe from the other areas of Wales, anyone is welcome to come along but please e mail Mark Evans in advance.

information taken from Wales Away Yahoo group.

updated: Mon, April 18, 2011 22:15 UK.

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