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Inclusion project competes against Aston Villa

Last week, a football team from our Inclusion programme travelled to Birmingham to compete against their counterparts from Aston Villa.

Invited by the Aston Villa Foundation were participants from our Inclusion project who represented Swansea City AFC in a series of mini football matches culminating in a 9-a-side game that was won by the young Swans 2-0.

Made up of pupils from Henderfelin, Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn and Ysgol Heol Goffa, the team were treated to not only their own Swans kit but also a guided tour of Villa Park, including both sets of changing rooms and the tunnel.

The event followed the hugely successful trip earlier this year that saw members of our Premier League 4 Sport, Premier League Kicks and Premier League Girls projects travel to Villa to compete in a range of different sports including football and basketball.

Speaking after the event, our Inclusion Senior Manager, Richard Jones said, “Although not all the results went in the Swans’ favour, the children demonstrated some exceptional skill level and determination.

“The children were very excited to be representing the Club and their schools and despite a range of abilities, all the matches were played in the right spirit and sportsmanship.

“We are looking forward to the return trip where the guys from Villa can play some more matches and get to have a look around the Liberty.”

To find out more about our Inclusion programme, and to get involved, please email

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