FINALLY – all Welsh clubs now allowed to let 100 spectators in to grounds

PICTURE shows bumper crowd at Menai Tigers v Bangor 1876 in 2019.

THE news all of us have been waiting for has now been announced as the Football Association of Wales (FAW) confirms that clubs can now admit up to 100 spectators to their matches.

After a successful few weeks of trial events, organised by the governing body and conducted by their member clubs, they will now be allowed to welcome fans in a safe manner.

Cymru Premier and Welsh Premier Women’s League clubs played the entirety of the 2020/21 season behind closed doors, meanwhile, lower league divisions did not even get started.

A total of six trial matches took place recently, ranging from fourth-tier Bangor 1876 to Europa Conference League hopefuls Newtown, in the hope of providing an understanding for Welsh clubs in welcoming spectators in a COVID-19 setting.

Clubs will be bound by the 100 limit but can make a request to the FAW to prove they can welcome more fans, in line with the Welsh Government’s social distancing rules.

Great news for clubs all around the country who haven’t been able to generate any revenue during the pandemic and of course it will be great to see supporters back where they belong!

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