Following an invitation from David Melding AM (Deputy Presiding Officer National Assembly for Wales) the Dafabet Welsh Premier League was officially launched at the Senedd on Tuesday lunchtime in the company of players and representatives from the twelve member clubs.
Mr Melding said: “We are delighted to host the official launch of the Dafabet Welsh Premier League here at the Senedd. It’s encouraging to see Welsh football in such a strong state and I’d like to wish the best of luck to all the teams in the forthcoming campaign.”
League Chairman Peter Rees was complimentary of the recent European performances of the WPL representatives over the summer months.
“The New Saints and Newtown deserve special praise for their respective successes and the promising performances of Bala and Airbus contributed to our most successful European campaign for well over a decade.”
Sue Butler, S4C Sports Editor said;
“We’re very much looking forward to another thrilling football season on S4C with a new series of Sgorio in its new slot on Saturday afternoons. It’s great that we can expand our provision this season to include the supporters outside the UK (on demand outside the UK on the S4C website) for the faithful supporters living abroad, and for new followers too.”
Dafabet WPL Secretary, Gwyn Derfel commented:
“There’s no doubt that the standard of our National League is improving year on year. People are at long last starting to give it the credit it deserves. The opening weekend of fixtures I’m sure will offer people a lot of excitement as well as affordable family friendly football. It promises to be another good season in our National League here in Wales.”