Tag: FAW

Festive Postponements

Following The Welsh Government’s decision to ban all spectators from our festive games, the club fully supports The FAW’s decision to delay the festive period games until later in January.

Football is nothing without “our” supporters.

We recognise this is a hugely tough period of time for many of our supporters who are struggling with isolation and loneliness. If you’re in need of a chat at any time of day the club, our staff and our players Twitter DM’s are open, and we are here for you.

We wish all our staff, players, volunteers and supporters a wonderful and safe Christmas period. Look after yourselves and each other, and we will see you in 2022 back in the stands.

FAW Fair Play campaign

This weekend the FAW in partnership with Nationwide will be promoting the FAW Fair Play campaign.

For Saturday’s game against Bala Town, both teams, as well as the match officials will be wearing patches with the FAW Fair Play logos on them and displaying the Chwarae Teg CBDC pennant to promote the Fair Play message.

The FAW Fair Play Code aims to raise the profile of the Fair Play message by inspiring players, clubs, officials and supporters to maintain good on-field discipline including abiding by the Laws of the Game, respecting opponents, referees and promoting the interests of football.

To encourage good behaviour, the FAW will periodically publish Disciplinary Tables for each of the National Leagues via a dedicated page on the FAW website. Those topping each table at the end of the season are awarded a Fair Play Award and a prize of £1000 to be spent on improving facilities at your club.

Previous winners of the Award have invested the money on an upgrade to dressing rooms, new equipment such as balls, bibs, kit and improving the pitch.

Nationwide, which was sparked into action following growing levels of abuse towards its branch and call centre employees, has pledged to ensure that all football payers across the UK are aware of mutual respect and have the appropriate tools to educate all those involved in the beautiful game.

Research from Nationwide shows that the UK is experiencing increased levels of disrespect, with 66 per cent of Brits saying levels have become unacceptable and 71 per cent feeling that the problem has got worse in the last two years.

For more information on the FAW Fair Play Award and Off the Pitch initiatives, please visit the Discipline section of the FAW website:



Club Statement: May 19

The safety of players and fans has always been our first concern, and we support the decision to bring the 2019-20 season to a close at this time.

We congratulate Connah’s Quay Nomads on their JD Cymru Premier title win. They have been a formidable side this season.

The FAW has taken the same approach as other countries, such as the Netherlands, Cyprus and Luxembourg in nominating clubs for Europe based upon their position in the league, the best indicator of sporting merit over the course of a season.

As we were fourth in the JD Cymru Premier, we are pleased to be nominated for a Europa League place in 2020-21.

With this season formally over, we will start our preparation for the new season in the hope that we will be able to defeat the virus, and play competitive football once it is safe to do so.

Jenner Park hosts Ryan Giggs press conference

On Thursday morning, Barry Town United were delighted to host an FAW press conference at Jenner Park as Wales manager Ryan Giggs addressed the media after announcing his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The national side are set to face Slovakia and Croatia later this month, and preparation for those games dominated the discussion, but Giggs also took questions about Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and more.

Also in attendance were pupils from local school Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun y Nant, who got the chance to pick the brain of Giggs, finding out who his hardest opponent was (Javier Zanetti) to his biggest ever win (9-0 vs Ipswich).

It’s been an exciting few weeks for the school, who hosted the Wales Women’s manager Jayne Ludlow last week as she announced her squad for the Euro 2021 qualifiers. Giggs was even asked who would win between the men and the women, but could only say that it would be “a tough game”.

Earlier on Thursday, it was confirmed that Barry Town United goalkeeper George Ratcliffe, on loan from Cardiff City, has been included in the Wales Under-21 squad for their game against Moldova on October 11. Whilst this means that he will miss our JD Cymru Premier home game against Penybont, we are naturally delighted for George as it is reward for his excellent performances in recent weeks.