Cwm Playing Fields
Junior Club Statement
It has been brought to my attention today that there are concerns within the community of Cwm that the pitches at the old welfare ground have been locked up. I would like to clear these concerns up.
The ground will come under the care of RTB Ebbw Vale Junior Football Club. As someone has already stated this will cost the club thousands of pounds every year. However, I would like to stress we don’t want to stop people using the ground and especially children playing ball games on there but most recently we have had to remove quite a bit of dogs mess and beer bottles from the pitches. Someone has also been on the top football pitch with a motorbike/moped.
We appreciate that the ground hasn’t been used for sport for quite a while and will need a certain amount of care to get it back up to scratch but we have to make sure the pitches are safe for children to play on when restrictions are lifted (which we hope is very soon).
We have been in negotiations with the council for a long time with this particular project and they have helped us negotiate shared use of the pavilion with the boxing club and helped with maintenance of certain areas of the building and grounds.
Our football club is one of only a handful of GOLD accredited clubs in Wales. We offer a clear pathway for players from minis (U5s) through to adult football. We run a girls Huddle (girls football for girls between 4-11) and offer coach education to anyone who would like to volunteer. When the game is allowed to resume we are hoping to run free drop-in sessions for children, outdoor fitness classes for adults and possibly a couch to 5k running club. We pride ourselves on being more than a football club and we hope that you will become involved in the many activities we offer.
We are a club at the heart of the community and want this to continue at our new home in Cwm. We hope that with your help our numbers will grow once we are allowed to start playing down there. We are awaiting official confirmation but hope this will be very soon.
Our committee will be happy to chat with the community to resolve issues moving forward. If you can help us look after the grounds by making sure dog walkers use the path and there are no motorbikes, I am sure we can arrange some way of opening them back up to the community.
We are awaiting permission from the FAW for the game to be allowed to start back. As soon as it does we will become a regular presence at the ground, as we already have over 150 junior players who will be looking forward to using the facilities as the weather breaks, please feel free to come and speak to us.
If you need any information in the meantime please send us a message. I will try to answer you as quick as I can.
I hope this helps clear things up. We are all looking forward to starting down there, the facilities have amazing potential for the whole community. We look forward meeting you at the grounds soon.
RTB Ebbw Vale Junior Football Club.