THE CHANGING MATCHDAY EXPERIENCE
The game of football has certainly changed over recent decades: substitutes, overseas players, play-offs, penalty shoot-outs are all taken for granted today but their introductions and many more have all been part of a gradual evolution in the game.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 17:06
For amateur and semi-pro clubs in Welsh domestic football, balancing the books doesn't get any easier: some have been faced with increases in running costs, like pitch / stadium rental fees as local councils review pricing to balance their own books. And the exceptionally wet winter drove many clubs to hire 3G pitches just to get games played and try and avoid fixture pile-ups. Meanwhile, sponsorship revenues become ever harder to secure.
So it's always good to hear of imaginative schemes that enable the more innovative clubs to gain a brand new revenue stream, and one that clubs would do well to consider is from Bet Bright Grassroots. Their new fundraising initiative enables football clubs to raise unlimited amounts of money just by encouraging their loyal supporters, officials and players to use BetBright for their online sports betting.
Clubs just have to sign up to register accounts, and once the initial £25 has been staked, a bounty of £40 will be paid to the individual club for each new account opened and the required minimum amount has been staked. On top of the £40 bounty payment to the club, the individual account holder will receive a £20 free bet once £25 has been staked.
The income from bounties will soon build up: once fifteen members have signed up and staked £25 or more, the club would be looking at a payment of £600. Get twenty-five members or supporters involved, and the bounty would be up to £1,000 - the sort of sum that can make a huge difference to the finances of clubs in recreational and semi-professional Welsh football.
For individual clubs wishing to get involved, please visit https://betbright.com/grassroots and register your interest today!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 20:25
Welsh Football magazine is a publication devoted to all aspects of football (soccer) in Wales. It is run independently by football fans and operates on a non-profit-making basis. Although amateur by nature, the magazine is produced to high standards of professionalism in content and production. Our intention, as well as recording news and results, is to offer a positive, but independent view of football in Wales: never negative or controversial for the sake of it - but also prepared to be critical when necessary in the interests of the game.
"Welsh Football" was founded in 1991 by writers who had been involved in previous publications including "The Welsh Football Almanac 1991" and the defunct magazine "The Welsh Footballer". The first issue appeared in January 1992 and the magazine has been published continuously since that time.
Eight issues are published each season and are available by postal subscription or from a variety of club shops and retail outlets in Wales.
To subscribe for a year, please send £27 by cheque payable to WELSH FOOTBALL, to WFM, 57 Thornhill Road, Cardiff, CF14 6PE or contact us for electronic payment options or special offers. Please use the contact details on this site to request further information.
The aim is to cover every level and every aspect of football in every geographical region of Wales. Every issue contains news and views on the Wales national team and the major Welsh domestic league competitions. Other contents include: club features; a full regional round-up of minor leagues in every issue; historical articles; programme reviews and annual awards; book reviews; league tables and other statistics.
"Welsh Football" relies heavily for its funding on subscriptions, sales at clubs and on the support of our major sponsors and advertisers, including Harris Printers of Porthcawl who have helped to develop the magazine to its current standard.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013 20:40
We are very pleased to announce that the award-winning newsagent and magazine retailer Duddens of Albany Road, Cardiff, is now stocking Welsh Football magazine. This thankfully ends the brief period when we had no stockist in the capital.
Duddens have a great track record in stocking both mainstream and niche titles and have a fantastic range of magazines on display in their shop. In recognition of this they have won awards in the ibdependent retail industry and continue to make shortlists in the magazine retail arena.
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014 19:37