Ynysddu Welfare FC: Welsh Amateur Team Drawn In FAW Youth Cup Despite Not Having Youth Team, Offer ‘Unattached Youngsters’ Chance To Play

Chris Wright

20th, September 2018

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Safe to say it’s been a hectic few days for Ynysddu Welfare FC, and through absolutely no fault of their own.

Indeed, the Welsh amateur side found themselves included in the draw for the first round of the FAW Welsh Youth Cup on Tuesday despite not actually having a youth team.

Suddenly informed they had a youth cup fixture against Briton Ferry Llansawel to fulfil, Ynysddu put out a desperate plea on social media in the hunt for “unattached 16-18 year-olds” who fancied a game.

Amazingly enough, Ynsuddu’s plight was picked up by several media outlets, including BBC Wales, with the increased publicity helping them on their way to padding out an impromptu youth team as well as landing them an official affiliation with their local Gwent Football Association.

Briton Ferry were moved to congratulate the impressive effort made by their opponents in assembling a scratch squad in a matter of days…

So, against all odds, it’s game on – with the two sides set to meet in the FAW Welsh Youth Cup first round in a few weeks’ time (Sunday 7th October).

Fine work chaps. Fine work.

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  1. Pol says:

    This story made me smile.

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