Cwm Welfare AFC
Written by Gavin on 4th May 2021
Cwm Welfare AFC are pleased to announce that they have submitted a signed letter of commitment to the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework pledging to work towards carbon neutrality. They claim to be the first football club in Wales to make this commitment in the hope others will follow suit to help tackle climate change.
What is the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework?
The UN Sports for Climate Action Framework was established in recognition of the role that sport can play to combat climate change.
It invites sports organisations to voluntarily sign-up to the framework, take climate action and get on track for net zero 2050.
It sets out 5 principles for signatories to commit to:
1. Promote environmental responsibility
2. Reduce overall climate impact
3. Educate for climate action
4. Promote sustainable consumption
5. Advocate for climate action
Over the next few months, the club will be working hard to measure our current carbon footprint and setting out measures to create a road map to net zero!
Measures are likely to be things like solar panels, battery storage and ground source heating for our changing rooms which we are planning on updating.
Who Are Cwm Welfare AFC?
Cwm Welfare AFC are based in Beddau and were formed in 1954 entering the South Wales Amateur League. With plenty of titles and accomplishments to their bow, in the 2013-14 season saw the club gaining promotion to the Welsh Football League. Three seasons in the league saw two mid-table finished in the Welsh Football League Division Three before 2016-17 season where we were relegated. Our senior team now play in the South Wales alliance league division 1.
Over the past decade the club has built a strong and thriving mini and juniors’ section with the aim of feeding players into the senior team, with have age groups U7s -U15s (Boys and Girls Teams), A 2nd team alongside their seniors’ teams. All club backroom staff are volunteers, and are always on the lookout for new coaches and volunteers to help grow and expand the club – get in touch if you can help!
Over the past couple of years, the club has been hit hard like many other sports clubs due to Covid, budgets have been hit hard and to make matters worse the club have suffered badly at the hands of misguided youths who have vandalised, burgled, and destroyed some of the facilities the club offers.
What are our plans?
Our senior team would like to scale the heights once again and get back to playing welsh league football, however, to achieve that the current facilities will need to be improved to meet the high standards now being set out by the Welsh FA around ground criteria.
The club aims to be at the centre of the community, given more kids opportunities to play football. But also help provide the environment by being considerate of the needs of our community be that the environment or even by providing use of facilities to the community.
Our aim is to include the residents who live near our ground at Mount Pleasant Park, in our plans to improve the facilities, look to make the area safer, secure, and more environmentally friendly.
If anyone is interested in supporting the club, please contact us via any of their social media channels.