Meet Our Partners - The companies driving Welsh football forward

We would like to thank them all for the role they play in helping us reach our objectives

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Ted HopkinsTed Hopkins

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Ted Hopkins Limited is a leading UK supplier of groundcare and Agricultural Machinery, Plant Hire Services, Leisure Equipment and related maintenance, parts and on-site servicing solutions.

Initially established in 1987 By Edwin Hopkins (Ted) who has been involved in the agricultural machinery business since 1954. Ted and his son Christopher Hopkins started Ted Hopkins Ltd together and is still a family run business today; it has been providing tractors, farm equipment, groundcare machinery, plant hire and more recently Quads, Mules, and Golf Buggies, across Wales


PitcheroPitchero

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Pitchero is an Official Grassroots Partner of the Football Association of Wales and Official Partner of the FAW Coaching Education Level 1 and 2 programme.

Pitchero is an awarding winning service providing club websites, online membership and payment services, team management and mobile apps to over 7,000 grassroots clubs across the UK.

Pitchero’s goal is to make running a football club easier so coaches and team managers can spend more time coaching and enjoying the sport they love.

With any Pitchero club package, you’ll receive a professionally designed club website created by in-house designers, including club colours, crest and sponsors.

Each website includes full membership management tools and online payments allowing clubs to manage their entire membership online in one, secure place.

Pitchero also provides free mobile apps for players, parents, coaches and managers.

The Club app includes team news, fixtures, results and league tables, and allows players and parents to set their match availability, chat with teammates and post videos & photos online.

The Manager app allows coaches and team managers to run their teams on the move. Prompt player availability, pick your starting lineup and message your members all at the touch of a button.

The FAW strongly recommend all clubs consider Pitchero for their club website, membership management and mobile app services.

To find out more, visit https://join.pitchero.com/faw, or all 0113 292 6070.


Welsh GovernmentWelsh Government

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The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. We are working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work.


The Welsh Government consists of:
• The First Minister
• Welsh Ministers
• The Counsel General
• Deputy Ministers.

They are supported by Civil Servants who work across devolved areas that include key areas of public life such as health, education and the environment.

We aim to be open and responsive to the needs of citizens and communities and are one of the few governments in the world that publishes Cabinet minutes and papers. Responsibility for most key areas of public life including health, education and environment is devolved.

With new offices across Wales, including Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction, we are getting closer to the people we serve.


Sport WalesSport Wales

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We are the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.

We are the main adviser on sporting matters to the Welsh Government and are responsible for distributing National Lottery funds to both elite and grassroots sport in Wales.

We fully subscribe to the Welsh Government's vision for a physically active and sporting nation, as outlined in their strategies Climbing Higher and Creating an Active Wales.

We aim to not only improve the level of sports particpation at grassroots level but also provide our aspiring athletes with the support required to compete successfully on the world stage

Partnership working is key in continuing to grow welsh sport and Our vision of uniting a proud sporting sporting nation means we work closely with our key partners to ensure that the delivery and development of sport at both a national and local level provides the people of Wales with every opportunity to excel at their sport of choice. Our dedicated and passionate staff share their knowledge and expertise with the sports sector and have developed a strong reputation amongst our key partners.

Our role is to advise and add value, and this is central to our role as the sports organisation in Wales.


Tact XTact X

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Courtesy of UEFA Training Ground and The Welsh Football Trust, all Welsh coaches are entitled to one year of free access to TactX, UEFA’s online coaching communication tool.

TactX was created as part of UEFA’s commitment to improving Coach Education and Grassroots Football throughout Europe by helping coaches communicate with their players. TactX helps coaches overcome an array of communication barriers including age, attention, understanding or language, allowing players and coaches to quickly understand exactly what is expected of them. TactX is simple to use - you can create a large range of drills, set pieces, formations and game situations, by drawing your drill in 2D and have it instantly available to view in 3D animation.

TactX can be used at all levels of coaching and has been effectively used by The Football Association in England to demonstrate their core philosophy, known as “The Future Game”. By contrast, it is equally simple and affordable for grassroots coaches in schools and amateur clubs to use and this is crucial to the delivery of TactX throughout Europe that coaches at all levels in the game can access the tool and improve their communication skills. Former Liverpool Manager, Gerard Houllier, has described TactX as “The future of coaching” and is excited that it is available to coaches at all levels of the game.


McDonald'sMcDonald's

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Football is full of inspirational people. We want to reward those that make grassroots football come to life. Our sponsorship of the Community Awards is a great opportunity for you to recognise the champions who truly make a difference to your clubs and community.

Inspiration can be taken from amazing experiences. Through once in a life time opportunities, like giving your child the chance to walk out with their football heroes, to having one of our McDonald’s football legends visit your club. We've got plenty of inspiration on offer for you this year.

Also, at McDonalds we understand that all clubs are different and need support in different ways. So here at McDonald’s we are providing flexible cash grants for those big ticket items such as pitch fees, coaching courses or even a new washing machine. You know what your club needs better than anyone, so here’s your chance to apply for funding that will really make a difference. Contact Us today.


Premier LeaguePremier League

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The Premier League is the organising body of the Barclays Premier League with responsibility for the competition, its Rule Book and the centralised broadcast and other commercial rights.

However, we do not operate in isolation, instead we work proactively and constructively with our Member Clubs and the other football authorities to improve the quality of football both in England and across the world

The Barclays Premier League is all about the football; Watching the fantastic players and exciting matches creates the support that drives the broadcast and the commercial interest that ensures we can re-invest in the game, both domestically and globally.

In addition to seeing exciting football and brilliant players, supporters attending matches have benefitted from over £2bn investment in stadia and facilities since the formation of the Premier League, The vast majority of this investment has come directly from the Clubs themselves.

Full and noisy stadia are an important part of the spectacle offered by Premier League Clubs and vital to the enjoyment of all fans. It is important supporters are looked after properly. To ensure this the Premier League has worked with national tourism body VisitEngland to develop a new customer assessment scheme for football stadia.
The Quality Assured Stadium Scheme covers eight areas of the match day experience: pre-arrival, arrival, pre-match experience, match experience, catering, toilets, post-match and Club shop; The result can never be guaranteed but the Premier League has a commitment to providing fans with a high quality, memorable experience.

Supporter interests are protected by the requirement for each Club to meet the standards of their Supporters’ Charters. Supporter Liaison Officers at each club work closely with fans to improve the match day experience and the relationship between fan and club.


About SportSessionPlanner.comAbout SportSessionPlanner.com

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SSP was created by Premier League Academy coaches and cutting edge IT Developers. The end result is a highly advanced aesthetically clean platform in which coaches can create sessions using the world’s only 2D to 3D drag and drop session and match planner with 360o rotation functionality. Also, one of our primary aims is to solve the problem of coaches losing sessions that are scribbled down on bits of paper by creating a database of libraries with the ability to search for existing sessions and match content so data will never be lost.

We devised the system for all coaches; from grassroots to elite, with a software experience that enables them to create stunning sessions but save them into their own personal cloud-based database. The key element that separates SSP from any competitor is that the user has the ability to edit 3D sessions, save into their personal on-line library and then in the future search by session category or keyword to make the sessions easily retrievable. The user can build a session using the unique “Session Builder TM” using their library of existing drills and then drag each drill into a drop-zone and simply click create session. You can also do this when creating match documents using our ‘Match Day’ system and upload videos to both. It can take less than a minute to build a bespoke session. The user can tweet the session, post to facebook, e-mail a 3D link, save as a PDF or save into the cloud-based library of sessions/match documents.

We have created a sophisticated system so that coaches can very quickly evaluate their team after a session or match-this is only available to clubs. The data from this very quick evaluation system using sliders and click buttons is transferred to an instant reporting system. The system creates a comprehensive report on the player or squad producing comparative squad graphs, average scoring system on technical components, analysis of time spent on different training components and much more! Also the Technical Directors can view all training sessions and evaluations to gain an overview of the players and coaches.


University of South Wales / Prifysgol De CymruUniversity of South Wales / Prifysgol De Cymru

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Our exclusive higher education partnership with the University of South Wales ensures that all students are fully prepared to work within the football industry.

The degree courses have our coach education qualifications embedded and there are numerous employability opportunities.

For more information regarding the football degree courses please visit:

Foundation Degree in Football Coaching and Performance

BSC Hons Football Coaching and Performance

Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development


South Wales Sports GroundsSouth Wales Sports Grounds

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South Wales Sports Grounds Ltd was established in 1964 and has continued to cultivate a reputation as one of the leading sports surface contractors in Wales.

They employ the latest technology in developing and constructing natural turf pitches, artificial turf pitches, and a variety of playing surfaces for multi games use.

In addition they undertake ancillary work such as fencing, floodlighting, drainage, retaining walls, car parks and footpaths.

The owners and directors of the company are actively involved in the day-to-day running, from planning right through to finished construction.

This combines with a well-maintained fleet of owned and operated plant and equipment teamed with a highly skilled and versatile workforce to provide a high level of customer satisfaction.


LidlLidl

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Lidl believes that all children deserve to have a happy and healthy lifestyle, meeting new friends while honing their skills and love of the beautiful game.

They are committed to helping grow grassroots football across Wales.

The aim of Lidl Play More Football is to upskill young people and to create a new generation of coaches and leaders.


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