The Football Association of Wales is pleased to confirm it has joined the European Leagues Association as a development member.
The FAW’s application – including the JD Cymru Leagues and Genero Adran Leagues – was endorsed by all European Leagues members during last week’s General Assembly in Riga, Latvia.
Founded in 2005 and comprised of 40 Member Leagues, the European Leagues is the voice of Professional Football Leagues across Europe on all matters of common interest.
It aims to enhance and protect the national competitions run by the domestic leagues through collective representation, knowledge sharing, working groups and strategic taskforces as well as commercial opportunities. As a result, each league’s member clubs can perform at the highest sporting level in a sustainable and competitively balanced environment.
Nick Davies, FAW Senior Competitions Manager, said: “As an Association, joining the European Leagues is an exciting and important milestone in our journey of developing our domestic game.
The opportunity to be at the table with other domestic leagues of varying sizes gives us an insight into how we can all work together to drive progress, while collective bargaining agreements offer a genuine opportunity for the domestic game to potentially benefit both financially and from improved services.
“We are looking forward to seeing how this can translate to tangible benefit to all our National Leagues across the men’s and women’s game.”