Merthyr Town FC are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the UEFA Best Grassroots Club 2015 Award.
The 2015 awards were announced as part of UEFA Grassroots Week, which has been aligned for the first time with the European Commission's Week of Sport.
"Football can play an important role in the promotion of positive messages and tackling the social issues, and those are both impressive features of the Best Grassroots Club winner at Merthyr Town FC. The club has enabled a variety of target groups to enjoy football by taking part in the sport, and this ensures there is a positive future ahead for those involved." Were the words of UEFA President Michel Platini when asked about the work that MTFC are currently undertaking.
Merthyr Town FC's Community Development Officer, Elliott Evans had this to say, "With Merthyr Town, I think what sets us apart is we're looking to be a club for everyone, not just for the elite, not just for the kids at the academy, not just for the fans, but for everyone of all ages, gender, ability, disability. That's what makes it special."
Below is a link to the story on the UEFA Website: