The Welsh Colleges FA (WCFA) has secured a new two year partnership agreement with recruitment company Gap personnel for its inaugural cup competitions which will kick off later this month. The WCFA Premier, Development and Women’s cup competitions will now be rebranded as the GAP Premier Cup, GAP Development Cup and GAP Women’s Festival Cup.
The new partnership received a ringing endorsement from WCFA national team manager Marc Lloyd Williams. He said: “It’s great to see companies willing to buy into our model for football within further education. WCFA has taken monumental strides over the past three years, adopting a professional approach and providing opportunities for further education learners. This partnership with GAP personnel is another fine example of the WCFA and the further education sector engaging with employers and creating opportunities.”
GAP personnel is one of the leading recruitment companies in Wales. Gary Dewhurst, chief executive of GAP Personnel, was also delighted to be working with the WCFA in this new partnership. He said: “As a Wales-based company with offices in Wrexham, Flint, Bangor, Cardiff and Newport, we are delighted with this opportunity to sponsor the Welsh Colleges FA and their involvement in the Roma Caput Mundi tournament.”
“Having met Marc Lloyd Williams and Chris Coleman at the recent launch of our 3G Pitch at GAP Connah’s Quay, I can sense the passion, ambition and determination of the key stakeholders in Welsh football. European football now has to take Wales very seriously, at all levels”
WCFA and its member colleges provide structured coaching sessions on a weekly basis alongside competitive league and cup fixtures in Wales and England, delivered by UEFA qualified coaches. This professional approach aims to support player development for the wider community and lifelong participation in the sport at a variety of different levels in the Welsh system.
Marc Lloyd Willams concluded: “Thanks to the support and commitment of the chief executive Gary Dewhurst, GAP personnel has agreed to support our programme. Their involvement allows us to enhance and further develop football within the further education sector in Wales.”