Valleys Women’s Football Club receives help from local business

beraman Ladies & Girls Football Club scored after local renewable energy company, Pennant Walters, stepped in to provide vital funding to help the club after it experienced unprecedented growth.

The Club, created in 2019 to meet local needs, has grown by leaps and bounds and now has over 120 players who train and play regularly. It now caters to girls aged 4-16, while also managing a senior women’s team, but needed funding to ensure it could meet the growing demand.

Pennant Walters, which is committed to supporting communities close to its wind power projects, has donated £2,500 to the football club, which will go towards training equipment and essential kit, while supporting also existing and new coaches to ensure they receive proper training.

Aberaman Ladies & Girls FC President and Coach Kelly Reddy explains:

“We started the club just before the pandemic and were amazed at how quickly our membership grew.“We are dedicated to promoting women’s football within our local community and the girls and ladies are thriving!

This funding is fantastic – it will now allow us to ensure that we have trained coaches to develop our girls, while equipping all teams with training balls and equipment.

“On behalf of everyone on the team, I would like to say a big thank you to Pennant Walters – without donations and support like this we couldn’t survive and our young girls would be missing.”

Aberaman Ladies & Girls FC play at Treaman Field in Aberaman and use the Aberdare Sobell center 3g and Abercynon Leisure 3g grounds for training all year round.

The funding is tied to Pennant Walters’ 9-turbine 22MW Mynydd Bwllfa wind farm near Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf, which became operational in the summer of 2015. It builds on previous donations that have enabled the company to provide money to support various local community groups.

Dale Hart, Managing Director of Pennant Walters, said:

“We are thrilled that this funding is making such a difference to the local girls and women who play for Aberaman Ladies & Girls FC.

“Our community wind energy projects funds exist to make a difference in the local communities in which we work, and we wish the Club the best of luck in the future and look forward to following their success.”