THE owner of Wales’ most successful club has called on the Football Association of Wales to plough its newfound wealth back into the game.

The FAW recently announced a record turnover of £36.2million for the last financial year, a 56 per cent increase on the previous year. 

This, coupled with the incoming £6million investment into the JD Cymru Premier League recently promised by the FAW, suggests the future may look particularly bright for Welsh football with supporters now clamouring for news on the promised structural review.

TNS owner Mike Harris has now called on the FAW to capitalise on the financial growth.


Mike Harris said: “It’s now vitally important that the FAW capitalise on the financial growth of the organisation and invest into the right areas, so we can grow the game both at professional and grassroots level, in order to improve the reputation of Welsh football. 

 “The JD Cymru Premier should be at the forefront of the Welsh game, with the medium-term view that it’s a fully professional league which inspires communities across the country. Funding will ultimately support this ambition and continue to bolster the standard of football across the league, while benefitting Welsh domestic football in European competition. 

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“Investment is growing across many of Europe’s leagues, so it’s vital that we bridge the gap as much as possible in order for Welsh teams to be as competitive as possible both in our own domestic league and against clubs from nations across the continent.

 “It’s encouraging to see the plans to invest the profits into the grassroots game, this is hugely important to ensure both internationally and domestically the country is able to thrive.

"The more the FAW can support that process across the board, the more opportunities for players to flourish and proudly put Welsh football on the map.”