- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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MIKE HEDGES AM CELEBRATES WALES EURO 2016 SUCCESS AND ASKS HOW THIS SUCCESS CAN BE BUILT ON THROUGH USE OF EXTRA 3G AND 4G PITCHES.
Mike Hedges AM used a Question to First Minister, Carwyn Jones to congratulate the Welsh Team in Euro2016 and to ask The First Minister if he would clarify how this success could be built on
3. Will the First Minister make a statement on the development of football in Wales? OAQ(5)0102(FM)
Carwyn Jones / The First Minister
The outstanding performance by our national team in Euro 2016 has presented a great opportunity for us to represent Wales abroad. I know that the Football Association of Wales Trust is already planning to use that success as a catalyst to grow the game further across the country.
Thank you, First Minister. I’m also very pleased with how the Welsh team did in the European championships, and I am sure that I’m not the only one who spent Sunday night thinking, ‘It could have been us’, especially when a former Swansea City player won the tournament for Portugal. In order to continue to develop football, there is a need for improved pitches. I would like to ask the First Minister how it is intended to increase the number of 3G and 4G pitches in Wales, thus reducing the number of games lost to bad weather throughout the winter.
Carwyn Jones The First Minister
I know that Sport Wales are working with the governing bodies of various sports, such as the Welsh Rugby Union, Hockey Wales and the FAW, to develop an investment programme for 3G pitches. I know as well that they’re developing a blueprint for sport and recreation facilities in Wales to support our drive to facilitate regular participation in sport and physical activity, and to make sure that we have facilities that are appropriate and sustainable in the future.