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17 Oct 2005

LLANIDLOES LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB

The senior ladies club applied for funding to establish an under 14s girls team as they had no provision for juniors to cater for the demand.

A Community Chest grant of £750 was used to buy the equipment needed to establish the team and to send members on coach education courses to ensure development and sustainability.

After the success of the scheme, the club applied for a second grant to establish an under 12s girls side to complement the under 14s with an aim to enter both in the new U12s and U14s league.

WELSH ASIANS CRICKET CLUB

Britain’s current love affair with cricket is just a fling compared to the relationship Cardiff’s Asian communities have had with the game for many years.

Probably the communities’ most popular sport - reflecting its pre-eminence in their countries of ethnic origin - the city boasts a number of Asian midweek senior league clubs and two well-established weekend league clubs.

Proactive in the development of their own youth players, the clubs are set to expand even further after Welsh Asians CC and Cardiff Gymkhana CC applied to the Sports Council for Wales for grassroots support and were awarded a £750 Community Chest grants.