Swansea City and Newport County FC – How can we help preserve their role in the community?

May 16, 2017Archive, Articles, Assembly Business0 comments

Tuesday 16 May 2017


Spoken Contribution – 13:38:26

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Swansea City and Newport County FC are both important focuses in their communities. And community morale will rise in those places as a result of those teams’ success. The problem we have sometimes with professional football clubs is that they tend now to be foreign owned. Two of the three football league clubs—[Interruption.] Well, no, it’s not going to be an EU thing. Sometimes, they do become distant from their fan base, whereas, at the same time, they are also important assets in the community. So, I wondered is there any way in which the Welsh Government can help to preserve them in their role as assets in the community.