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Brynnau schoolchildren net charity cash!

Brynnau schoolchildren net charity cash!

Brynnau pupils with Huw Day

Pupils from Brynnau Primary School are champion scorers – and it’s official!

A representative of Cardiff City Football Club went along to the village school to thank pupils for all their support of the team’s Community and Education Foundation by raising more funds than any other school in South Wales in 2013.

The pupils were rewarded for their efforts in raising more than £1,000 for the Foundation with a special presentation of a Cardiff City Football Club team jersey signed by the current squad. Huw Day, Schools Manager for Cardiff City Community, made the presentation.

Since securing charitable status, the Cardiff City FC Community & Education Foundation has played a central role in improving the lives and opportunities for the people of its local communities, by encouraging children to enjoy playing and watching sport, especially football.

The Foundation’s work strengthens links between the club and its local community. A vital ingredient to this success includes provision for previously under-represented groups.

Retiring school teacher Beverly Howe donned the prize jersey at the school assembly and was congratulated for 35 years of unstinting service to the school. Also congratulated were pupils Callum Baldwin and Rhys Smith who raised the largest totals in their class.

Representatives of CCFC spent the day at the school with each class enjoying a 30 minute session which included a beat the goalie competition.

Cllr Eudine Hanagan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Education, Skills & Lifelong Learning, said: “The school has strong links with Cardiff City Football Club which have developed over a number of years. CCFC provide football workshops over a series of five-six weeks and there is an after-school football club once a week for the period that they are here. The children thoroughly enjoy their visits and have learnt many skills.

“Congratulations to Brynnau Primary School on raising more than any other school in South Wales last year for the Foundation and thanks to everyone who supported their efforts.”

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