Future of Welsh football showcased at Cymru Cup

The 2023 Cymru Cup was held at Colliers park across the 23-26 July, showcasing Cymru’s future potential talent as they look to transition into the U15 Boys National Team.

Players involved in the Cymru Cup were those involved in the FAW’s regional programme. The programme is based in both north and south Wales and involves training days and matches across a two-year period, ending with the Cymru Cup competition.

Team Ramsey, Team Johnson and Team Ampadu had players represented from Licenced FAW Academies in the Welsh system as well as talent selected from a number of clubs in the English football system.

The FAW’s Chief Football Officer David Adams said “This has been a hugely successful event in capturing and nurturing talent with 80% of our Men’s first team squad starting in our regional programme. We recognise the importance to develop our Welsh way principles but also ensure we focus on developing the person across this 2 year provision. My congratulations to all the players who competed in the Cymru Cup 2023, and for the huge support of parents during the players journey.”

The age group’s development will continue further with a training camp in south Wales at the end of August, followed by their first UEFA Development Tournament experience later this year. Previous Cymru Cup players that have progressed to play in the senior national team recently include Jordan James and Ben Woodburn.

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