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Leon goes back to school to launch Premier League Primary Stars

Britton paid a visit to Pontybrenin Primary to officially launch the Premier League Primary Stars project

Swansea City AFC's club captain, Leon Britton, visited local Pontybrenin Primary School to mark the recent launch of Premier League Primary Stars, the Premier League’s new national curriculum-linked education programme. After renaming the school after Leon for the day, the midfi...... Read Article »

More News from the Academy

Swans launch Gwent/Torfaen Development Centre

. . . for young players in the Gwent area

Young, talented players in the Gwent area now have the chance to train with Swansea City academy coaches at our Gwent Development Centre. Sessions for players aged under-8 to under-11 take place every Monday evening (excluding Bank Holidays) at Cwmbran Stadium between 7-8pm. Pl...... Read Article »

Swans launch summer development league

. . . the search is on for teams to participate

Swansea City Football Club has teamed up with Meadow View Sports Complex to launch an exciting new summer development league this month. The development league is looking for under-6 to under-10 age ranged teams from the Swansea and surrounding areas to participate in the summer...... Read Article »

Academy trio in Wales Under-15s squad

. . . to face Ajax & Aspire Academy in Qatar

  Three players from Swansea City Academy have been called into the Wales Under-15s squad to face Ajax and Aspire Academy sides in Qatar at the end of February. Defender Tivonge Rushesha, winger Luke Motruk and striker Bradley Gibbings are part of the 16-man squad to face Dutch...... Read Article »

Inclusion introduces Physical Literacy sessions

The new weekly sessions held at Brackla Sports Centre are designed to support young disabled peoples' transition into sports clubs

The Swans Community Trust’s Inclusion project has this week launched a new Physical Literacy programme. Designed to support young disabled peoples’ transition into community clubs, the programme will be delivered by the Inclusion project in partnership with Bridgend Sports Devel...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise rewarded by Swansea University

Graham Smith of our Enterprise project has been recognised for his team's effort in their contribution to employability

Graham Smith, our Premier League Enterprise Coordinator, was recently recognised for his work within the community at Swansea University’s Swansea Employability Academy awards dinner. Picking up The SEA Outstanding Contribution to Employability Award at the annual event, Graham ...... Read Article »

Hannah's footballing journey with PL Girls

From studying for her GCSEs to gearing up to play in the Champions League, it's been quite the year for 16-year-old Hannah Thomas

This time last year Hannah Thomas was preparing to enter her GCSE year – the pinnacle of her school career. This summer however, after a season of hard work with our Premier League Girls project, the 16 year old is gearing up to compete in the Champions League – the pinnacle of a...... Read Article »

Leon Britton promotes PL Primary Stars values

The Swans Club Captain spoke about the importance of the key values

Speaking at a recent visit to a local school with our Premier League Primary Stars programme, Leon Britton took time out from the session to speak about the importance of the project's key values including inspiring others, being ambitious, working as a team and playing fair. ... Read Article »

Local school praises Premier League Enterprise

Morriston Comprehensive school were full of praise for the project after their pupils completed the course

Morriston Comprehensive School were full of praise for our Premier League Enterprise project and its staff following their recent sessions with the Swans Community Trust run programme. Two groups of students from years 7 and 8 completed the project’s curriculum that is delivered...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches Disability Sports Camps

This summer, we'll be delivering multi-sports camps for children with a disability

The Swans Community Trust will this summer host sports camps for children with a disability at venues across South West Wales. Delivering coaching in a range of sports, including football, tennis, hockey and athletics, the camps will see the Community Trust go one step further i...... Read Article »

Community Trust saddles up with BikeAbility Wales

We have partnered with BikeAbility Wales to launch new cycling sessions this summer

The Swans Community Trust is pleased to announce that we are teaming up with BikeAbility Wales to deliver a series of cycling sessions for children with a disability this summer. Running on July 21st and 28th, as well as August 4th, 11th, 18th and the 25th at Dunvant Rugby Club ...... Read Article »

Swans host Villa in multi-sports tournament

Three Community Trust projects competed against their counterparts from Aston Villa in Brackla

A trio of Swans Community Trust projects faced off against their counterparts from the Aston Villa Foundation in Brackla this week at a multi-sports tournament. Held at Brackla Leisure Centre, the tournament saw participants from the Premier League Girls, Premier League Kicks an...... Read Article »

Community Trust to launch Junior Jacks

The new membership scheme for young Swans will launch next month giving junior fans an array of benefits

The Swans Community Trust will next month launch the brand new Junior Jacks membership scheme giving young Swans an array of benefits throughout the coming Premier League season. From free and discounted entry to a range of local and major attractions, to a membership pack that ...... Read Article »

Swans compete at Premier League Schools Tournament

Two local schools represented the Swans at the annual Tournament

Two local schools valiantly represented Swansea City AFC at the Premier League Schools Tournament this week at Stamford Bridge. Pupils from Tenby Church in Wales Primary and YGG Bro Myrddin headed to London to compete in the annual competition that saw a total of 40 schools take...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise continues to grow

The season is over but our Premier League Enterprise team are continuing to engage with new schools and new pupils

The season may be over but our Premier League Enterprise project is still operating at full speed, after more schools have signed up to the project in recent weeks. Our Enterprise team welcomed pupils from Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive, as well participants from the Cynnydd Project....... Read Article »

Local Youth Club praises Premier League Kicks

The participants were treated to a visit from Trunds

Members of Taibach Youth Club were treated to a visit from Club Ambassador and former striker Lee Trundle during their football coaching session with our Premier League Kicks project. Getting involved in the session to help coach the participants before hosting a Q&A session, Tr...... Read Article »

Own signed Swans memorabilia

We are auctioning a range of memorabilia from an array of clubs to help us raise money

We are giving fans of the beautiful game the exclusive chance to own a piece of their club’s history as we are auctioning off signed memorabilia with all the money raised going towards funding the Swans Community Trust. From Fernando Llorente’s signed shirt to Leon Britton’s wor... Read Article »

Run the JCP Swansea Half Marathon with the Community Trust for free

Register to run the race with us and pledge to raise £100 to help us continue to improve lives within our local communities

We are once again giving Swans fans the chance to run the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, but this year we are giving our places away for free. If you register to run the race with the Swans Community Trust before 26th May, we will give you a spot in the award winning race for free, ...... Read Article »

SwansAid funds set to benefit local sporting organisations

Find out what the latest round of SwansAid funding will be used for

The second round of SwansAid winners for the 2016/17 season have this week been announced but what will the grants be spent on over the coming months? Totalling more than £14,000, the funds have been awarded to four separate organisations and will be used to create new opportuni...... Read Article »

PL Primary Stars delivers teacher CPD course

Our coordinators have delivered teh course to support them in their PE delivery

Local teachers have this week been working with our Premier League Primary Stars Coordinators at a CPD course designed to support them in their PE delivery. Held at the Liberty Stadium, local teachers took part in a mix of theoretical and practical sessions aimed at giving them ...... Read Article »

Represent the Swans at the PL4Sport National Tennis Competition

Register to compete at the national tournament held in London

The Swans Community Trust are searching for talented young tennis players to represent the Swans at the annual Premier League 4 Sport National Tennis Competition. Open to both boys and girls aged between 14-16 years old, the Touch Tennis Competition is now open for registrations...... Read Article »

Sign Up To Success with the Community Trust

We will be running courses in construction and football leadership so sign up soon

Our Sign Up To Success project has two upcoming courses for locals who are looking to breakdown barriers to employment by bolstering their CVs and gaining new skills and qualifications. Starting soon are courses in both construction and football leadership: Construction Course ...... Read Article »

Junior Jacks to compete in PL Schools Tournament

Two teams from local schools will represent the Swans at the annual tournament at Stamford Bridge

The Premier League Schools Tournament will take place at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, on Tuesday 23 May. The annual tournament, which is one of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, is now in its twelfth year and sees representatives ...... Read Article »

Port Talbot Primary Stars quiz Fulton and Trunds

Pupils at Central Primary School in Port Talbot were treated to a visit by Fulton and Trundle during their Premier League Primary Stars session

Students at Central Primary School took on the role of sports journalists to question Jay Fulton and Lee Trundle during their Premier League Primary Stars session this week. Using their in-class PL Primary Stars sessions to research the current and former Swans stars, the primar...... Read Article »

SwansAid winners announced

The next round of SwansAid winners has been announced with organisations across South West Wales benefitting

The second round of SwansAid winners for the 2016/17 season have now been decided on over £14,000, as well as sports kits, being donated by the Community Trust to organisations across South West Wales. Applying for funding through the Club’s grant-giving pot – SwansAid – the fol...... Read Article »

Daniel Garnett's basketball journey with PL4S

Daniel started playing basketball with our Premier League 4 Sport project three years ago and now plays for Wales

As the official charity of Swansea City AFC, you’d be forgiven in thinking that the only sport we focus on here at the Community Trust is football, but that’s far from the truth. Across our projects we deliver sessions in not just football but a wide range of sports and not only...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches Down's Syndrome suitable sessions

The sessions will take place at PlayFootball Swansea every Tuesday

The Swans Community Trust this week launched new football sessions specifically designed for those with Down’s Syndrome. Kicking off yesterday at Playfootball Swansea, the sessions launched with the aim of creating a self-sustaining team that will represent Swansea City AFC. Ru...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps back this Half Term

Soccer Camps will be running at venues across South West Wales this Whistun holiday

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this Whitsun holiday to locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday at venues throughout Swansea's local communities, helping young players’ de...... Read Article »

Inclusion project competes against Aston Villa

Participants from our Inclusion project travelled to compete against their counterparts from 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 footbal...... Read Article »

Premier League Schools Tournament draw announced

The draw has been made ahead of this year's Tournament that will be held at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Beth England have made the draw for the 2017 Premier League Schools Tournament, which will be held at Stamford Bridge on 23 May. The two players drew the names at Chelsea’s training complex in Cobham for the 12th edition of the competition, which...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise launches football coaching sessions

Enterprise will now deliver football coaching as part of the course delivered to local schools

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project has now introduced football coaching sessions as part of their course delivered to schools. In addition to in-class sessions focusing on developing students’ Literacy, Numeracy and Enterprise skills, the educational p...... Read Article »

PL Primary Stars launches at Liberty

Head teachers are invited to the event to find out more about the project and to sign up for the next academic year

If you’re a head teacher and want to get your school involved with our Premier League Primary Stars project, then come along to our Primary Stars launch at the Liberty Stadium. Enabling you to find out more about the Premier League’s most ambitious community project to date, as ...... Read Article »

PL Kicks' netball sessions prove popular

Find out more about our netball sessions run by Premier League Kicks

The Swans Community Trust might well be the official charity of Swansea City AFC, but that doesn’t mean that the only sport we focus on is football. As well as community football coaching, Soccer Camps and Walking Football, the Community Trust hosts sessions in an array of sport...... Read Article »

Study with the Swans and earn a Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

Swans Community Trust launches new Foundation Degree with the University of South Wales and the EFL Trust

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in the football industry?  If so, come and study with us at Swansea City AFC Community Trust in 2017/18.  Swansea City Community Trust’s two-year Foundation Degree programme is designed for those who are interested in completing a degre...... Read Article »

Community Trust seeking two Trustees

Find out more about applying for the roles here

As Swansea City AFC’s registered charity, the overarching vision of Swansea City AFC Community Trust is to use the football club’s brand to improve the lives of the people of South Wales. Its mission is to contribute to developing safe, confident, competent and inclusive communi...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches football sessions for children with Down's Syndrome

The sessions will take place at PlayFootball Swansea starting on May 2nd

The Swans Community Trust are pleased to announce the launch of football sessions specifically designed for children with Down's Syndrome. Open to those aged five and above, the announcement follows the recent news that the Community Trust will be launching similar sessions for ...... Read Article »

Community Trust hosts multi-sports event

The event saw teams from Southampton, Plymouth and Portsmouth compete in an array of sports

Swansea City Community Trust recently hosted teams from Plymouth Argyle, Southampton and Portsmouth football clubs in a multi-sport event held at Brackla Sports Centre. Held in conjunction with the Swans Community Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport, Premier League Girls Football and...... Read Article »

Community Trust to host annual Celebration Event

The event will celebrate and reward the hard work of those who interact with our projects

The Swans Community Trust will tonight host its annual Celebration Event at the Liberty Stadium. Held each year, the event aims to celebrate, recognise and reward the hard work of both participants and volunteers across all of the projects that the Community Trust runs. From fo...... Read Article »

Kingsley impressed by Primary Stars

Stephen Kingsley visited a girls only football session delivered by PL Primary Stars and the Urdd

Swans player Stephen Kingsley last week linked up with our Premier League Primary Stars project to help them encourage more young girls to get involved with football. The first team defender dropped in to YGG Llwynderw with club ambassador Lee Trundle, to participate in the girl...... Read Article »

Premier League launches Primary Stars

The Premier League has launched its most ambitious community programme in aim to connect with 10,000 primary schools by 2019

The Premier League has today launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.  This is t...... Read Article »

Britton promotes fair play with Primary Stars

Leon Britton and Lee Trundle surprised students at a local school to teach them about 'playing the right way'

Leon Britton and Lee Trundle today surprised groups of participants from our Premier League Primary Stars project at Llangyfelach Primary School to talk to them about the Premier League's key messages. Making a surprise visit during the primary pupils’ in-class session with the ...... Read Article »

Mike van der Hoorn praises Premier League Girls project

The defender joined in with our sessions at Cwmtawe School

Swans defender Mike van der Hoorn this week joined our Premier League Girls project at Cwmtawe School to take part in their free weekly football session. Following his support of our girls only sessions, run by the Premier League Kicks project during FA Girls Football Week, earl...... Read Article »

Jack Cork joins in with Ziggies

The Swans midfielder showed his support of the project at Penllergaer Primary School

Jack Cork swapped his boots for paint brushes last week as the midfielder got stuck in at one of the Community Trust’s Ziggies sessions at Penllergaer Primary School. Attending the group’s weekly after school club with the Ziggies project, Jack was accompanied by Lee Trundle as ...... Read Article »

Primary Stars taught about Fair Play

Local pupils were treated to a session about playing the right way from our Premier League Primary Stars project

Our Premier League Primary Stars project this week hosted a collapsed curriculum day with three local schools revolving around the subject of ‘playing the right way’. Held in three separate schools, our Primary Stars coaches delivered the events to Melin, Neath Abbey and Coedffr...... Read Article »

Community Trust launch Down's syndrome football team

The trust have teamed up with DSActive to host coaching sessions for adult with Down's syndrome

The Swans Community Trust have teamed up with DSActive to launch new football coaching sessions for adults with Down’s syndrome. Kicking off at Playfootball Swansea on May 2nd, the sessions will run from 6-7.30pm and will cost just £4 per session with the aim of creating a self-...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this Easter

Keep your junior Jacks active in the holidays

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this Easter holiday to locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday at venues throughout Swansea's local communities, helping young players’ dev...... Read Article »

Under-15s in Floodlit Cup quarter-final action

. . . young Swans face West Brom at Landore

Swansea City's under-15s face West Brom in the quarter-final of the Premier League Floodlit Cup at Landore today (11:30am).   The academy side topped their group after taking four out of six wins, including two wins over Bristol City and Rovers.   A goal from Ryan Bevan and a...... Read Article »

Bro Myrddin heading to Stamford Bridge

The girls from Ysgol Bro Myrddin won the Final of our PL Schools Tournament

The Community today hosted the Girls Final of their Schools Tournament to find a team to represent them at the Premier League Schools Tournament. Following the success of yesterday’s Mixed Final – won by Tenby Church in Wales Primary School – our Premier League Schools project h...... Read Article »

Swans to host pre-academy open trial in March

. . . for under-8s footballers at Landore

Swansea City Academy will host open trials for boys aged Under-8 this month.   In an effort to recruit and develop more youngsters from South West Wales, the trials will be FREE and open to players of all abilities who are Under-8*.   The sessions will take place on the 3G pi...... Read Article »

Tenby take the title at PL Schools Tournament

The school will now represent the Swans in the national tournament held at Stamford Bridge

The Community Trust today hosted the Regional Final of the Mixed Premier League Schools Tournament to find a team to represent the Swans in the national footballing competition. Over 120 Primary Schools took part in a series of Regional Qualifiers held this year, with 10 making ...... Read Article »

PL4S grab gold in girls tournament

A participant from our Premier League 4 Sport project was crowned champion at a national girls table tennis tournament

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport project claimed top spot at a recent table tennis tournament for girls held in Birmingham. The tournament saw PL4S projects from a range of clubs take part – including Premier League Champions Leicester – but it was the Swans th...... Read Article »

Llangyfelach Primary presented with signed Swans shirt

The shirt has been presented to the primary school by our Premier League Primary Stars project

Llangyfelach Primary School were awarded with a signed Swans shirt by the Community Trust after two years of hard work with our Premier League Primary Stars project. Presented to the school in assembly this morning, the shirt will hang pride of place on the school walls and mark...... Read Article »

PL Kicks participants made mascots for Swans Ladies

The participants from Kicks' girls only sessions will walk the team out this week for International Women's Day

Participants from our Premier League Kicks project will lead out Swansea City AFC Ladies in this weekend’s Welsh Premier Women’s League clash against Aberystwyth Town Ladies. Baglan Boys and Girls Club under-7 girls team - who are coached by Swans Ladies midfielder Katy Hosford ... Read Article »

Premier League launches Book Box initiative

Premier League to give away 2,000 book bases to primary schools who sign up to PL Primary Stars

The Premier League will be giving away two thousand book boxes to primary school teachers who sign up to the new literacy offer available on the Premier League Primary Stars website. The book boxes, which contain 15 different titles from authors such as Julia Donaldson, Jacquelin...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise hosts Business in the Bay

The business challenge saw our Enterprise project team up with Swansea University and Price Waterhouse Coopers

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project last week hosted the Business in the Bay challenge at the Liberty Stadium. Welcoming teams from a range of universities including Cardiff Met, Bangor and Loughborough, the two-day event tasked the students with resear...... Read Article »

PL Kicks sponsor Morriston Fire Cadets

Kicks have donated and sponsored training tops for the Cadets

Premier League Kicks’ partnership with the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service continued to grow this week with the Community Trust’s project sponsoring a local Fire Cadet scheme. After launching a monthly Fire Cadet League with schemes from across South West Wales, PL Ki...... Read Article »

Community Trust hosts disability tennis festival

The event witnessed the launch of the new Inclusion project

The Community Trust launched its new Inclusion project this week with a disability tennis festival at Virgin Active Glamorgan.  Witnessing over 100 children from local schools take part in a variety of activities throughout the day, the festival was held to officially kick off t...... Read Article »

PL Kicks launches free Soccer Camps with Fire Service

The three camps will be held during February Half Term

Our Premier League Kicks project has teamed up with the Mid and West Wales Fire Service to deliver a trio of free Soccer Camps this month. Held during February Half Term, the camps are open to all abilities and both boys and girls aged between 13-16. The Soccer Camps will take ...... Read Article »

Under-10s benefit from Futsal experience

. . . as young Swans lose out in Plate semi-final

  Swans Academy Under-10s lost out against Blackburn in the Plate semi-final of the Futsal Finals in Birmingham this weekend. Despite some good performances from a determined young side, the Swans fell to defeats against Newcastle, Blackburn and Sunderland in their opening grou...... Read Article »

Katy Hosford announced as Swansea's PL Kicks Hero

The Swans Ladies star started her footballing career with our PL Kicks project and now coaches local girls

Swansea City Ladies midfielder and Swansea City Community Trust PL Kicks coach Katy Hosford was yesterday awarded the title of Swansea City’s Premier League Kicks Hero at a PL Kicks Girls session. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the PL Kicks programme, Hosford was presente...... Read Article »

Primary School Skills proves big success

The initiative sees the Community Trust coach college students who in turn coach primary school children

The Community Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars project has successfully completed another year of its Primary School Skills initiative. Conducting weekly sessions to over 100 primary school children at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, the scheme focuses on teaching the young pupi...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise host first round of Business in the Bay

The first round aimed to find a team to represent Swansea in the final of the national competition

The Swans Community Trust's Premier League Enterprise project hosted the local round of the Business in the Bay competition at Swansea University's School of Management this week. Aiming to find a team of budding young business students to represent the Swans in the national com...... Read Article »

From Kicks to Caps

We find out more about our PL Kicks Hero, Katy Hosford

This year, Premier League Kicks celebrates its 10 year anniversary and to mark the event each club is awarding one participant the title of ‘Kicks Hero’ to shine a light on some of the remarkable success stories that have come from Kicks. Since launching its own PL Kicks project...... Read Article »

Academy introduce Advanced Development Centre

. . . to aid player development pathway

Swansea City have launched an Advanced Development Centre to help more young players progress into the club’s academy system.   The Swans currently have 18 development centres located between Bristol and Aberystwyth to help identify talented young players.   Successful youngs...... Read Article »

Swans and Villa's Premier League projects compete

The Swans Community Trust headed to Birmingham to face the Aston Villa Foundation

Saturday saw the Swans Community Trust go head to head with the Aston Villa Foundation in a range of matches in a variety of sports. From tennis to basketball and from disability football to hockey, an array of sports were represented at the event that saw Aston Villa host the S...... Read Article »

Amat helps launch PL Kicks' Fire Cadet League

The League is now in its second year and continues the partnership between Kicks and the MAWW Fire Service

Our Premier League Kicks project this week kicked off their Fire Cadets Kicks League for another season with the help of Jordi Amat. Launching on Thursday, the league sees fire cadet schemes from across South West Wales compete against each other in a range of fire drills and fo...... Read Article »

SwansAid applications now open

SwansAid is back for another round of grant giving! With applications now open, organisations, charities and clubs that support and encourage children, young people or those with disabilities to get involved in sport, are urged to apply if they need funding to help their project...... Read Article »

PL Works participants plan 'Walking with Legends' Tournament

The group of young people planned and executed the tournament as part of their work experience with the employability project

A group of young people from the Swansea area last week organised a ‘Walking with Legends’ walking football tournament through the Premier League Works project held at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. The tournament, which was attended by Leroy Fer and club ambassador Lee Trundle and...... Read Article »

Community Trust and Swansea Uni launch 'Business in the Bay'

The nationwide business competition will take place in February

The Swans Community Trust are teaming up with Swansea University School of Management and their partners Price Waterhouse Coopers to deliver an exciting nationwide business competition entitled Business in the Bay. On the 22nd and 23rd of February the Liberty Stadium will host t...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod pupils compete at PL Enterprise Play-Offs

The team missed out on a place in the Final but did their Club and school proud

A team of budding young entrepreneurs from Pentrehafod School yesterday represented the Swans in the national Premier League Enterprise Challenge and did both their Club and their school proud. After winning the Local Play-Offs held at the Liberty Stadium last month, the team tr...... Read Article »

Under-15s progress to quarter-final of Floodlit Cup

. . . after 3-2 win over Bristol City at Landore

Swansea City's under-15s have qualified for the quarter-final of the Premier League Floodlit Cup following a 3-2 win against Bristol City at Landore on Wednesday evening.   The young Swans fell behind against the Robins in the first half before a Ryan Bevan equaliser ensured th...... Read Article »

Under-15s face Floodlit Cup decider tonight

. . . young Swans face Bristol City at Landore tonight

Swansea City's under-15s face Bristol City in their final Premier League Floodlit Cup group game at Landore on Wednesday (6:30pm).   The academy side narrowly lost out to a 1-0 defeat against Reading's youngsters earlier this month.   The result means the young Swans are seco...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Employability Trainer

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Hours: Full time (35 hours) Fixed Term, Initially fixed term until 31st August 2017, continuation of the post until 31st August 2018, would be subject to performance and funding. Rate of pay: £20,000 pa. Place of work: Initially based at Neath YMCA with outreach work across Sou...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this February

Keep you junior Jacks active this half term

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this February half term to ocations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday at venues throughout Swansea's local communities, helping young players’ ...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod pupils fly into PL Enterprise Play-Offs

The students will compete in the next round of the Challenge in Stoke this week

Pentrehafod School will be representing Swansea City AFC at this year’s Premier League Enterprise Challenge Play-Offs having beaten other local schools in their club heats. The Play-Offs for the annual Premier League Enterprise Challenge competition kick-off this week, when 30 s...... Read Article »

Under-9s win futsal tournament

. . . foundation Swans beat off competition in Cardiff

Swans Academy Under-9s lifted the Premier League power play futsal tournament in Cardiff on Saturday.   Despite an opening game defeat against Southampton, the young Swans rallied to take victories against teams from Bristol Rovers, Bristol City and Cardiff City on the way to b...... Read Article »

Checkatrade Trophy tickets on sale now

. . . guarantee your ticket for Tuesday's cup quarter-final

Cup action returns to the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday (7.30pm) as Swans Under-21s host Coventry City in the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final.  The young Swans are just two victories away from a Wembley final following a 2-1 victory over Wolves in the last round courtesy of an Oli...... Read Article »

Young Swans come from behind to win at Fairwood

. . . Swans U18s 2 - 1 Leicester U18s

Swansea City Under-18s came from behind to take a dramatic victory against Leicester City in Premier League South at Fairwood on Saturday. Both sides played out a scrappy first half in the winter sunshine as midfielder Cameron Berry’s shot from the edge of the area forced Foxes ...... Read Article »

Under-14s take victory over Fulham in Albert Phelan Cup

. . . Swans U14s 2 - 0 Fulham U14s

  The Academy’s Under-14 side continued their Premier League Albert Phelan Cup with a 2-0 win over Fulham at Landore on Sunday. Goals from Josh Thomas and Aaron Hillier sealed the young Swans third win in the competition helping the academy side maintain their second place posi...... Read Article »

Inclusive Tennis Sessions launch at Virgin Active Glamorgan

The sessions are suitable for those with a range of disabilities

We are pleased to announce we have launched new inclusive tennis sessions in Swansea for those with disabilities. Taking place every Saturday, the sessions cost just £4 per day (payment on arrival) and are held between 3-5pm at Virgin Active Glamorgan. The sessions come after t...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches Inclusion project

The project will aim to increase participation in the Trust's sessions for those with disabilities

The Swans Community Trust have this season launched a new Inclusion project to ensure those with disabilities can access the array of sessions we run throughout the local community. With the aim of making the Community Trust’s projects and sessions accessible to all, the Inclusi...... Read Article »

Under-15s lose to Reading in Floodlit Cup

. . . Swans U15s 0 - 1 Reading U15s

  Swansea City's Under-15s narrowly lost out to Reading's academy youngsters in the Premier League Floodlit Cup, falling to a 1-0 defeat at Landore on Wednesday. The result means the young Swans are second in Group C with three wins from five games. The young Swans next face B...... Read Article »

Davies joins Swans' academy

. . . Martin returns to oversee under-23 keepers

Martin Davies has joined Swansea City’s backroom staff as Head of Academy Goalkeeping.  The 42-year-old, who originally hails from Swansea, arrives from League Two side Cambridge United following eight years with the U’s, which involved working with the academy before a role wit...... Read Article »

U23s can still improve, insists Richards

. . . as leaders narrowly beat Blackburn to extend PL2 run

Coach Gary Richards believes Premier League 2 leaders Swansea City Under-23s can still improve, despite claiming their eighth consecutive league victory courtesy of a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.   Botti Biabi’s first-half header from a Daniel James cross gave the development...... Read Article »

U18s can't stop Blues' unbeaten run

Swans U18s 0 - 5 Chelsea U18s

Swansea City Under-18s could not halt Chelsea's dominating league form as they suffered a second 5-0 defeat against the London side in Premier League South at Landore on Thursday. The Swans threatened in the opening ten minutes as Tom Price's corner almost found the head of stri...... Read Article »

PL Girls launches girls only sessions

The free sessions will be held each Monday at Pencoed Sports Centre

The Community Trust’s Premier League Girls project is this month launching new sessions specifically for girls. Launching on Monday 23rd January, the free girls only sessions will be held on a weekly basis at Pencoed Sports Centre between 6-7pm. Open to girls aged between 11-15...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise team meet Chris Pearlman

The Pentrehafod pupils met with the COO to get advice ahead of the next round

The team representing the Swans at the Premier League Enterprise Challenge met with the Club’s Chief Operating Officer Chris Pearlmam for advice ahead of the Regional Final. Meeting in the Liberty Stadium Boardroom, the team from Pentrehafod got the chance to ask Chris questions...... Read Article »

Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services to receive SwansAid grant

The CDAS have won £2,000 from the Club's grant-giving pot

Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services (CDAS) have this month been awarded funding from SwansAid to fund a new health project. After successfully applying to the Club’s grant-giving pot earlier in the season, CDAS received £2,000 for the project that will aim to increase the amount ...... Read Article »

Local pupils benefit from PL Enterprise course

A group from Llangatwg School attended a one day session to help them complete an assignment for the BTEC course

A group of GCSE pupils from Llangatwg School were welcomed to the Liberty Stadium for a one-day course with our Premier League Enterprise project. The students – who are working towards gaining a BTEC in Leisure and Tourism – arrived in SA1 for a session exploring the various jo...... Read Article »

Tumble Family Centre win £2,000 from SwansAid

The Centre will use the money to purchase and install artificial grass

Tumble Family Centre have become the most recent organisation to benefit from SwansAid after being award funding. The Club’s grant-giving pot has granted the Centre £2,000 to fund the purchase and installation of artificial grass. “It was fantastic to find out we had been succe...... Read Article »

Mumbles Lifeguard Club awarded SwansAid funding

The Club will receive £2,000 to fund new training equipment

Mumbles Lifeguard Club have been awarded funding this month after successfully applying to SwansAid. The local lifeguard club will receive £2,000 that will be used to fund equipment, including new resuscitation manikins, with the aim of increasing the amount of young people that...... Read Article »

Port Talbot Town Cricket Club granted £2000 from SwansAid

The local club will use the funds for new equipment

Port Talbot Town Cricket Club have this month been announced as one of the winners of a SwansAid grant. The local cricket club will receive a grant of £2,000 for equipment that will help them coach more young cricketers in the area. Formed in 1964 and run by volunteers, Port Ta...... Read Article »

SwansAid winners announced

The latest round of winners have been decided and will receive their funding in the New Year

The first round of SwansAid winners for the 2016/17 season have now been decided on with the Community Trust donating £8,000 in grants. Applying for funding through the Club’s grant-giving pot – SwansAid – the following sporting clubs and organisations will now be presented with...... Read Article »

Tenth PL2 win a credit to our season, says Richards

West Ham U23s 2 - 3 Swans U23s

A brace from George Byers helped Swansea City Under-23s to their tenth Premier League 2 victory of the season with a 3-2 win at West Ham on Monday night.   The midfielder's low strike on the half-hour mark ensured the young Swans held the interval lead in Dagenham.   Botti Bi...... Read Article »

Young Swans lose out to two late goals

Fulham U18s 2 - 0 Swans U18s

Two late goals consigned Swansea City Under-18s to their first defeat in four against Fulham at Motspur Park on Saturday.   A quiet first half saw both sides level at the break, but the young Swans made a strong start to the second half with chances falling to Liam Cullen, Jack...... Read Article »

Swans host coach education in Belfast

. . . delivering to over 30 coaches from teams across Northern Ireland

Over 30 coaches from clubs across Northern Ireland have attended a coaching event hosted by Swansea City in Belfast. The event was delivered by academy staff Roy Thomas, Ryan Davies & Aaron McNeill with theory presentations aimed at improving the quality of coaching through the ...... Read Article »

Local schools impress at PL Enterprise Challenge

Teams from Pentrehafod and Llangatwg went head to head last night with the former coming out on top

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project last night hosted the local heat of the annual PL Enterprise Challenge that sees local schools compete to win the chance of representing the Club in the next round. Pitching to a panel of esteemed judges were two team...... Read Article »

Local schools go head to head in PL Enterprise Challenge

Check out our preview of tonight's challenge that will see two local schools compete for a shot at the Regional Heat

This season’s Premier League Enterprise Challenge kicks off at the Liberty Stadium tonight with two local schools going head to head in the local heat. Pitching to a panel of judges, the teams will present their business ideas that aim to fulfil the brief set to schools across t...... Read Article »

Under-15s beat Rovers in Floodlit Cup

Bristol Rovers U15s 1 – 3 Swans U15s

Swansea City’s Under-15 side took their third win in the Premier League Floodlit Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Bristol Rovers Academy at Yate Town on Wednesday evening.   The result means the young Swans have taken three wins from four with the young side in a commanding pos...... Read Article »

Swans to play FA Youth Cup tie at Landore

. . . under-18s face Wolves next Friday

  Swansea City Under-18s third round FA Youth Cup tie against Wolves will be played at Landore training ground on Friday, December 16 with a 7pm kick-off. Last season the academy side progressed to the fourth round of the competition after beating Sheffield Wednesday, before lo...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise Challenge kicks off Thursday

Local schools will compete to represent the Swans in the Play-Offs

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge is back in Swansea this Thursday with local schools competing to win the chance to represent the Swans in the regional heats. Year 10 pupils from Llangatwg Community School, Ysgol Maesteg School and Pentrehafod School will arrive at the Li...... Read Article »

Community Trust appoint Inclusion Manager

The appointment aims to improve access to sport for those with disabilities

The Swans Community Trust are pleased to announce – on International Day of People with Disabilities - the appointment of Richard Jones who will act as the charity’s new Inclusion Senior Manager. The announcement comes after the Premier League teamed up with BT Sport in Septembe...... Read Article »

U14s continue Albert Phelan Cup campaign

. . . at home against Bristol City this Sunday

  The Academy’s Under-14 side continue their campaign in the Premier League Albert Phelan Cup action against Bristol City at Landore this Sunday, November 20. The young Swans will be looking for their second win in the competition after a 5-0 victory over Wolves was followed by...... Read Article »

Soccer Camp gift vouchers now available for Christmas

Buy your vouchers before December 16 and be entered into a draw for tickets to see Swans v. Arsenal

Treat your young Swans this Christmas with gift vouchers to the Community Trust’s Soccer Camps. Available for just £10, our vouchers entitles you to one day of football coaching at one of our holiday Soccer Camps and are the perfect stocking filler for any junior Jack. Redeemab...... Read Article »

PL Kicks and Firefighters step up to the challenge

Premier League Kicks and the Mid and West Wales Firefighters climbed over 2,000 steps in the Liberty Stadium to raise money for two charities

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project today welcomed a group of Mid and West Wales Firefighters to the Liberty Stadium for a fundraising step climb. Climbing the steps within the Stadium, the firefighters and Liam Ellis of PL Kicks, successfully completed 2,09...... Read Article »

Academy hosts coaching workshop

. . . in partnership with FAW

Over 60 local coaches have taken part in a coaching workshop at Swansea City Academy to gain an overview of the clubs philosophy and training methods.  The workshop, run in partnership with the FAW’s coach education department, took place at Landore last week.  Those taking par...... Read Article »

U19s into FAW Youth Cup 4th round with win over Bluebirds

Swans U19s 3 - 0 Cardiff City U19s

Swansea City Under-19s booked their place in the next round of the FAW Youth Cup on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win over rivals Cardiff. The young Swans - which included a mix of youth and experience - started the better side at Landore. Aaron Lewis’ 25-yard free-kick ensured ...... Read Article »

Date confirmed for Norwich Checkatrade Trophy match

. . . as U21s face young Canaries at Carrow Road

Swansea City Under-21s will face Norwich City Academy in round two of the Checkatrade Trophy at Carrow Road on Tuesday, December 6 (7pm). The young Swans progressed from Group B South in second place following wins over League Two sides Newport County and Plymouth Argyle. The C...... Read Article »

Hetzke appointed Head of Academy Recruitment

. . . after working alongside Swans for six seasons

Swansea City have confirmed the appointment of former footballer and Premier League mentor Steve Hetzke as Head of Academy Recruitment.   The 61-year-old boasts a 45-year career in football that saw him play for Reading, Blackpool, Sunderland, Chester and Colchester United.   ...... Read Article »

Under-15s take Floodlit Cup victory

Bristol City U15s 1 – 3 Swans U15s

Swansea City’s Under-15s continued their Premier League Floodlit Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Bristol City Academy at the Hand Stadium on Wednesday evening. The result means the young Swans have taken two wins from three at the halfway point in Group C. Swansea City next fa...... Read Article »

Swans to host coach education event in Belfast

. . . sign-up for one-day event in December

Swansea City are pleased to announce our one-day coach education event in Stormont, Belfast on Sunday, December 4. This event has been awarded 5 external CPD credits for coaches with Irish FA UEFA Awards.    Delivered by Roy Thomas (Coach Educator) and Ryan Davies (U14 Lead Coa...... Read Article »

Four Swans represent Wales Under-19s

. . . as nation narrowly miss out on qualification

Swansea City academy players Aaron Lewis, Jack Evans, Keiran Evans and Liam Cullen represented Wales Under-19s this past week as the Young Dragons narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Elite Round of the UEFA U19s Championships.   All four young Swans got game time with Ger...... Read Article »

Under-19s face Cardiff in cup on Sunday

. . . as young Swans continue their title defence

  Swansea City Under-19s will face Cardiff City in the third round of the FAW Youth Cup at Landore this Sunday, November 20 (2pm). The young Swans beat the Bluebirds 3-0 at the same stage of the competition last season before lifting the title for a seventh successive year. Th... Read Article »

Under-12s narrowly miss out at Truce qualifying

. . . despite victories over Tottenham and Leicester

Swansea City Under-12s narrowly missed on qualifying for December’s Premier League Truce Tournament finals in Belgium.   The young Swans reached the final of the national qualifiers in Aldershot after an unbeaten run of four games, which included victories over Tottenham and Le...... Read Article »

Swans Under-18s face Wolves in FA Youth Cup

. . . youngsters drawn at home in third round

Swansea City Under-18s will been handed a home draw against Wolves in the third round of this season’s FA Youth Cup. The young Swans will host the Midlands club. The date, location and ticket details will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Last season the U18s progressed to the ...... Read Article »

Coleg Sir Gar Camps a big hit

The Soccer Camps were held on the venue's brand new 3G pitch for the first time

Last month, the Swans Community Trust took their Soccer Camps to a brand new venue and they were a big hit for all involved. In addition to Camps at venues such as Play Football Swansea, Ammanford Leisure Centre and in Haverfordwest, the Community Trust hosted training sessions ...... Read Article »

Young Swans claim seventh league win of the season

Swans U23s 2 - 1 Stoke U23s

  A goal in each half saw Swansea City Under-23s record a third straight win in Premier League 2 on Monday with a 2-1 victory over ten man Stoke City at Landore. The young Swans took the lead inside 15 minutes through Oli McBurnie's strike from the edge of the area. The Potter... Read Article »

Tremmel hosts goalkeeper masterclass

. . . the German shot-stopper offers advice to young Swans

  Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel this week hosted a keeper masterclass session with academy goalie's from all age groups at Landore. The 37-year-old, who was a youth player with Bayern Munich, gave our young keepers an insight into his career in the German and Austrian...... Read Article »

Walking Football shows support for Change Step

The Community Trust has been delivering weekly Walking Football sessions and will support their upcoming Three Peaks Challenge

The Community Trust has continued its support of Welsh charity, Change Step this season through the delivery of Walking Football sessions. After working with the local military veterans’ charity last year, the Community Trust delivers weekly sessions, as well as a relaxed health...... Read Article »

Under-15s continue Floodlit Cup campaign

. . . Young Swans face Reading away

  The Under-15s continue their Premier League Floodlit Cup campaign on Wednesday away at Reading. The young Swans made a winning start to their campaign in Group C earlier this month with a 5-3 win over Bristol Rovers Academy side. U15 Premier League Floodlit Cup Fixtures vs ...... Read Article »

PL Primary Stars hosts Transition Day

The PL Primary Stars project teamed up with Birchgrove Comprehensive to conduct a Transition Day for 50 pupils

The Community Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars project last week successfully hosted a transition day for Birchgrove Comprehensive that was attended by nearly 50 youngsters. Designed to integrate the primary school pupils before they join Birchgrove Comprehensive in the futu...... Read Article »

Byers hails “confident” Swans

Aston Villa U23s 1 - 2 Swans U23s

  George Byers believes confidence is a key driving force behind Swansea City Under-23s’ unbeaten run in Premier League 2. The young Swans took back-to-back wins in Division 2 with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Monday, their sixth in the league this season. Midfielder Byers, w...... Read Article »

Scottish double sends Swans U23s top of the league

Swans U23s 2 - 0 Fulham U23s

  A goal in each half saw Swansea City Under-23s take a 2-0 victory over Fulham at Landore and return to the top of Premier League 2 (Division 2) on Monday. The young Swans took the lead just after the half hour mark as midfielder Jay Fulton rifled home a cross from the right f... Read Article »

Swans fall to second half Villa goals

Swans U18s 1 - 3 Aston Villa U18s

Three second half goals from Aston Villa condemned Swansea City Under-18s to their first home defeat of the season in Premier League South at Landore on Saturday. Swansea attacked from the kick-off as full-back Mael Davies' through ball put Liam Cullen through on goal only for V... Read Article »

U12/U13s in festival action this half term

. . . against Fulham, Manchester United, Newcastle & Villa

Two squads from Swansea City’s youth development phase will take on a number of Category One sides at a festival at Lillieshall National Sports Centre this October half term. Our Under-12s will face Fulham, Manchester United and Aston Villa in their schedule, while the Under-13s...... Read Article »

Turn up and play with PL4S

PL4s runs tennis, basketball, hockey and table tennis sessions throughout the community

If you, or you children, are looking for more ways to get active, then Premier League 4 Sport could be just the ticket. Aiming to encourage more young people into sport, PL4S organises an array of free and affordable sessions in table tennis, hockey, basketball and tennis in var...... Read Article »

PL Kicks continues to support #GirlsFootballWeek

Trundle, van der Hoorn, Williams and Hosford all showed their support for the campaign at Bishop Vaughan School

A quartet of Club representatives showed their support for #GirlsFootballWeek yesterday at a PL Kicks session for girls held at a local school. Joining Katy Hosford and Taylor Williams of the Swans’ Ladies team were first team defender Mike van der Hoorn and Lee Trundle, who all...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise Challenge is back for 2016/17

After entering the Challenge for the first time last season, the Swans are ready to host the local heats once again

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge has kicked off for the 2016/17 season and this year 31 Premier League and English Football League clubs will hold heats to see which local school group has what it takes to represent them at a regional and national level, in a competition t...... Read Article »

Weekly Walking Football sessions open to all

Walking Football allows you to play the sport you love at a pace that's right for you

If you’re looking to get your heart pumping but aren’t up for a full 90 minutes, then Walking Football could be the activity for you, and we now run sessions at four different venues. Allowing you to play the sport that you love at a pace and intensity that’s right for you, Walk...... Read Article »

Academy to hold open trials for Under-6s

. . . budding footballers invited to apply for open trial days

  Swansea City Academy will hold open trials for boys aged Under-6 this October. In an effort to recruit and develop more youngsters from South West Wales, the trials will be open to all abilities on Tuesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 27.  The sessions will take place a...... Read Article »

Richards hails disciplined Swans

. . . as the U23s beat Feyenoord in International Cup debut

Coach Gary Richards expressed his delight as a young Swansea City Under-23 side beat Feyenoord 2-0 in the Premier League International Cup at Landore on Tuesday. A 25-yard strike from Dutch defender Tom Plezier saw the Swans take the lead after ten minutes with a penalty from st...... Read Article »

Vincent shows support for FA Girls' Football Week

The Swans Ladies player got involved with PL Kicks and their girls' only sessions

Sofie Vincent of the Swansea City AFC Ladies returned to her secondary school to help inspire the next generation of young female footballers during FA Girls’ Football Week. Attending a girls’ only PL Kicks session held at Cwmtawe Comprehensive, the left back from Swansea aided ...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this October

Keep your junior Jacks active this half term

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this October half term to nine locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their s...... Read Article »

Under-15s runners-up at International Tournament

. . . Young Swans defeated in the final

Swansea City’s Under-15s side finished runners-up at the Premier League International Tournament on Sunday. The young Swans lost out 2-0 against Manchester City's academy side. The competition, hosted at Warwick University, pitted eight Category One sides from the Premier Leagu...... Read Article »

Brits educates academy youngsters

. . . Midfielder hosts coaching workshop at Landore

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton this week hosted a “coaching masterclass” to pass on his knowledge of football to the next generation of players at Swans Academy. The 34-year-old, who has been with the club since 2002, hosted the session for young players training at Swanse...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise kicks off for another season

The project is back for another season and U23 striker Alex Samuel was on hand to to kick things off

The Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project is back for another season with young Swans striker Alex Samuel helping to kick things off at the Liberty Stadium. Fresh from netting the Swans’ winner against Newport County in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday, Samuel acc...... Read Article »

Young Swans kick-off cup defence at home

. . . Under-19s set to take on Taffs Well in Youth Cup opener

FAW Youth Cup holders Swansea City Under-19s begin the defence of their title with a home tie against Taffs Well in the second round of the competition later this month.  The young Swans are looking to win the competition for an eighth consecutive year, having beaten gap Connah’... Read Article »

Trophy competition helping develop youngsters, says Toshack

Newport Count 1 - 2 Swansea City

Cameron Toshack expressed his delight with Swansea City’s 2-1 win over League Two side Newport County in the Checkatrade Trophy at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night. The young Swans, who included Stephen Kingsley, Jay Fulton, Mark Birighitti and Alfie Mawson in their starting XI, t...... Read Article »

Cullen and Darame on target in first league win

Leicester City U18s 0 - 3 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s recorded their first victory of the season in Premier League South thanks to a fine 3-0 win at Leicester City.  The Swans youngsters were ahead at the break thanks to Liam Cullen's 35th minute strike, and they remained in control after the interval.  Cull...... Read Article »

Under-23s start Premier League Cup with a draw

Newcastle U23s 0 - 0 Swans U23s

Swansea City Under-23s kicked-off this seasons Premier League Cup campaign with a goalless draw against Newcastle United at Whitley Park on Friday. The young Swans, playing the Magpies for a second time in five days, made seven changes to the side that narrowly lost 3-2 in the P...... Read Article »

U14s begin Albert Phelan Cup campaign

. . . at home against Wolves this Sunday

The Academy’s Under-14 side are in Premier League Albert Phelan Cup action against Wolves at Landore this Sunday, October 2.   The Swans are one of four clubs in Group D, along with Fulham, Bristol City and Wolves. Each team plays each other twice with all matches comprising of...... Read Article »

Under-15s begin Floodlit Cup campaign with a win

Swans U15s 5 - 3 Bristol Rovers U15s

The Under-15s kicked-off their Premier League Floodlit Cup campaign with a 5-3 win over Bristol Rovers Academy side on Wednesday evening. The result sees the young Swans make a winning start in Group C South with games against Bristol City and Reading still to come. Swansea Cit...... Read Article »

Richards calls for U23s to learn from mistakes

Newcastle Utd U23s 3 - 2 Swans U23s

Coach Gary Richards insists Swansea City Under-23s must cut out basic errors in order to progress this season. The young Swans lost their Premier League 2 (Division 2) match 3-2 against Newcastle United at Whitley Park on Monday. Goals from Sean Longstaff, Dan Barlaser and Call...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Inclusion Senior Manager

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Swansea City AFC Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their team. Job title:  Inclusion Senior Manager Hours: Full time (35 hrs) Rate of pay: £30,000 pa Place of work: The Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2FA The Premier League Charitable Fu...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Data Management Officer

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Swansea City AFC Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their team. Job title:  Data Management Officer Hours: Full time (35 hours) Rate of pay: £20,000 pa Place of work: The Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2FA Swansea City AFC Community Trus...... Read Article »

SwansAid is back

Apply for funding now!

 SwansAid is back for another round of grant giving! With applications opening today, organisations, charities and clubs that support and encourage children, young people or those with disabilities to get involved in sport, are urged to apply if they need funding to help their p...... Read Article »

PL Kicks support Hillympics

Our PL Kicks project continued their support of the annual event at the Hillside Secure Unit

The Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project this week supported the emergency services in running the Hillympics sports day at the Hillside Secure Unit. Teaming up with the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the South Wales and Dyfed-Powys police forces, PL Ki...... Read Article »

Swans maintain unbeaten home record

Swans U23s 2 - 1 Blackburn U23

Swansea City Under-23s maintained their unbeaten home record in Premier League 2 (Division 2) with a 2-1 win against Blackburn Rovers at Landore on Monday. It was Rovers who took the lead as defender Matthew Platt was on the end of a free-kick to slot home from close range. But...... Read Article »

Young Swans lose away at Brighton

Brighton U18s 3 - 1 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s went down to a 3-1 defeat against Brighton in Premier League South on Saturday. The young Swans found themselves two goals down early on in the windy conditions at the AMEX Performance Centre. Striker Liam Cullen netted his fourth goal of the season to ge...... Read Article »

The result could have gone either way, says Toshack

. . . as U23s are narrowly defeated at Middlesbrough

Cameron Toshack believed Swansea City Under-23s were unlucky not to take something from their Premier League 2 clash at Middlesbrough, which ended in a 2-1 defeat.  The young Swans controlled large spells at Victoria Park, but it was the home side who took the lead through strik...... Read Article »

Under-23s fall to first defeat of the season

Middlesbrough U23s 2 - 1 Swans U23s

Swansea City Under-23s fell to their first defeat of the season in Premier League 2 (Division 2) following a 2-1 loss against Middlesbrough at Victoria Park on Monday. After a goalless first half, Boro striker Arnel Jakupovic broke the deadlock with a low shot into the corner of... Read Article »

Cullen double earns the Under-18s a point

Swans U18s 2 - 2 Fulham U18s

A goal in each half from striker Liam Cullen helped Swansea City Under-18s to a 2-2 draw against Fulham at Landore in Premier League South on Saturday.   Swansea took the lead inside ten minutes as Cullen found space to fire past Fulham keeper Taye Ashby-Hammond at the near pos...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Part-Time Learning Coach with the Premier League Enterprise Programme

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Swansea City AFC Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their Premier League Enterprise Programme. Part Time Learning Coach (Tutor) with our Premier League Enterprise Programme Swansea City AFC Community Trust have been successful in securing funding t...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Ziggies Project Coordinator

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Swansea City AFC Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their team. Job Role: Ziggies Project Coordinator Swansea City AFC Community Trust as part of the Ziggies Consortium have secured funding from Sports Wales to deliver the Ziggies Project in Neath ...... Read Article »

Young Swans benefit from life skills workshop

. . . Under-18s given advice on alcohol & social media

Swansea City Under-18s were this week given an education into the dangers surrounding alcohol and social media misuse.   South Wales police offer PC Craig Hadley, who regularly works with youngsters at 28 schools in the Swansea area, gave two session presentations on the topics...... Read Article »

Lewis aims to come back stronger

. . . following defeat against League One Wimbledon

Aaron Lewis insists the young Swans involved in Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy defeat against Wimbledon will come back stronger from the loss. The 18-year-old defender was one of seven development players included in a youthful starting line-up as they suffered a 3-0 defeat ...... Read Article »

Under-23s extend unbeaten PL2 run

Swans U23s 2 - 0 West Ham U23s

Swansea City Under-23s maintained their 100 per cent record in Premier League 2 (Division 2) following a 2-0 win over West Ham at the Liberty Stadium on Friday.  After a goalless first half, Owain Jones broke the deadlock with a close-range finish from Tyler Reid's cross before ...... Read Article »

Under-18s rally to support local girl

. . . young Swans auction signed shirt & ball

Swansea City’s Under-18 squad have rallied to help raise money for a Swansea Valley youngster who needs urgent treatment to tackle a life changing tumour. The young Swans this week donated their fine money to purchase a Swans shirt and ball. Both are signed by the players with t...... Read Article »

Girls can further their education with football

. . . A-Level & B-tech education courses available

Female GCSE graduates looking to further their education have the opportunity to enrol on A-Level or B-tech education courses with Swansea City and Neath Port Talbot College.   Last year the Swans teamed up with Neath Port Talbot College to launch an elite female football acade...... Read Article »

Pre-Academy announce Merthyr coaching sessions

. . . book your 6 week session now

Swansea City will be hold pre-academy coaching sessions at Merthyr College from Monday, September 5.   The 6 week sessions run every Monday and Wednesday and are open for young players aged 5 to 7.    For further details and to book your 6 session contact Craig James on 07852...... Read Article »

Swans win seven-goal thriller at Wolves

Wolves U23s 3 - 4 Swans U23s

Swansea City Under-23s extended their Premier League 2 (Division 2) unbeaten run with a seven goal thriller against Wolves in Telford on Monday. Wolves took the lead through midfielder Christian Herc before a double from Marvin Emnes put the Swans in front at half time. French ...... Read Article »

Register For Swans Development Trials

. . . at Bristol, Cardigan and Llanelli

Swans Development open trials (from Under-7 to Under-12) continue this month in Cardigan, Llanelli and Bristol. Participation at all locations and dates is FREE. Players taking part MUST bring and wear shinpads at all times. Wear appropriate footwear and bring a suitable drink....... Read Article »

Under-18s earn first point of the season

Swans U18s 1 Arsenal U18s 1

A second-half equaliser denied Swansea City Under-18s their first win of their Premier League South season as they drew 1-1 with Arsenal at Landore. The young Swans controlled much of the first half as winger Causso Darame’s powerful 25-yard shot rattled the crossbar after three...... Read Article »

Hearty Lives participants complete Swans Health Challenge

Lee Trundle presented the latest round of participants with Swans shirts at the Liberty Stadium

Lee Trundle was on hand to present the latest participants to complete the Swans Health Challenge with shirts. The 12 week programme, organised by the Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project, sees the participants working towards achieving a health related goal. Those who are suc...... Read Article »

Healthy Together helps youngsters keep active this Summer

The project aided two local schools in delivering an enrichment programme during the school holiday

School might well be out for Summer, but two local schools, accompanied by the Community Trust’s Healthy Together project, have been busy during the holidays helping to keep their students healthy. Organising the School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP), Cwmer Afan Primary and...... Read Article »

Watch Swans U23s take on West Ham at Liberty Stadium

Tickets for Premier League 2 clash on sale now

Tickets for Swansea City Under-23s' Premier League 2 clash with West Ham at the Liberty Stadium go on sale from 10am tomorrow (Wednesday, August 3). The U23s host the East London outfit at the Liberty on Friday, August 26 (7pm) in the newly-restructured division, with admission p...... Read Article »

McBurnie strike gives U23s opening PL2 win

Swans U23s 1 - 0 West Brom U23s

Swansea City Under-23s kicked off their Premier League 2, Division 2 season with a 1-0 win over West Brom at Landore on Monday. Both sides lined up with youth and experience playing out a competitive but goalless first-half that saw Gerhard Tremmel keep out numerous chances with ...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer opening day defeat

. . . young Swans lose out to Norwich

Swansea City Under-18s suffered a 6-0 opening day defeat in their Premier League South clash against Norwich City on Friday. Despite a promising start from the young Swans that saw Keiran Evans, Cameron Berry, Causso Darame and captain Liam Cullen all drive the attack, the Canar...... Read Article »

Virgin Media staff get Healthy Together

The Community Trust's Healthy Together project worked with staff from Virgin Media to help them complete the 'Drop a Shirt Size Challenge'

Virgin Media have been getting into shape this Summer with our Healthy Together project’s ‘Drop a Shirt Size Challenge.’ Over the course of 10 weeks, Virgin Media staff have been taking part in the challenge organised by the Community Trust’s Healthy Together project and have be...... Read Article »

Projects team up to launch new initiative

PL Enterprise and PL Schools have come together to deliver the Enterprise Champions programme

Two of the Swans Community Trust’s projects teamed up this week to deliver a new initiative at Pentrehafod School. Entitled Enterprise Champions, the initiative saw our Premier League Enterprise and Premier League Schools projects come together to deliver an engaging new program...... Read Article »

Book a place on our Soccer Camp Roadshow

This August we will be running a week-long Roadshow bringing Soccer Camps to a different venue each day

In addition to our array of Soccer Camps across South and West Wales this Summer, we’ll also be running a Community Trust Soccer Camp Roadshow. Running from Monday 15 August for five days, the Roadshow will see our coaches from the Trust’s Premier League Schools project deliver ...... Read Article »

Asda donate to Community Trust

The supermarket's Llansamlet branch donated £200 through their community campaign

The Swans Community Trust were recently awarded a donation of £200 from Asda Llansamlet. Presented to the Trust at the Liberty Stadium by Asda’s Community Champion, Nicola Edwards, the funds were awarded through the supermarket’s ‘Chosen by you… given by us’ campaign. Supported...... Read Article »

Cygnets Competition: Win a signed Swans ball

Each month Cygnets will be given the chance to enter exclusive competitions and up for grabs first is a signed ball

Cygnets is back for another season and to launch the membership scheme, we’re giving junior Jacks the chance to win a signed Swansea City AFC ball. For just £10, your child (aged 0-15) can join the official Swans junior fan club and benefit from a wide range of discounts and ben...... Read Article »

Cygnets membership is back!

Junior Jacks can now sign up to Cygnets for the 2016/17 season for an array of benefits

The Cygnets membership is back for another season giving our junior Jacks an array of offers and discounts. For just £10, your child (aged 0-15) can join the official Swans junior fan club and benefit from a wide range of perks, prizes and deals, with the money raised going to t...... Read Article »

YFF League celebrates successful season

The League, organised by PL Kicks, aimed to increase participation in young fire fighter schemes across South West Wales

After a successful first season, PL Kicks’ Young Fire Fighter (YFF) League culminated last Sunday with a tournament to crown the champions. Launched by Angel Rangel at the beginning of the year, the League saw Young Fire Fighter schemes from across South West Wales take part in ...... Read Article »

Young Swans reach Semis in PL4S National Tennis Competition

The four youngsters headed to Roehampton for the annual tournament

A team of youngsters represented the Swans at the annual Premier League 4 Sport National Tennis Competition today. Held at the National Tennis Centre, the competition is now in its fourth year and is the product of the Premier League’s partnership with British Tennis. Chosen fr...... Read Article »

Swans to compete in Premier League 4 Sport National Tennis Competition

Our PL4S project will take four youngsters to take part in the national tennis tournament

Twenty Premier League and Football League clubs will be bringing teams of representatives to the National Tennis Centre on Thursday 7 July to take part in the annual Premier League 4 Sport National Tennis Competition. This is the fourth year of the partnership between the Premie...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this Summer

Coming to ten venues across South and West Wales, the Community Trust's Soccer Camps are back this Summer holiday

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this summer to 10 venues across South and West Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the summer holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their skills for ...... Read Article »

Plasmarl Primary School benefit from SwansAid

The primary school received a grant to improve their sports facilities

Plasmarl Primary School's PTA were this week presented with their SwansAid funds after successfully applying to the Club’s grant-giving pot. Receiving £6,312.89 from Lee Trundle, the primary school’s PTA will use the funds to improve their sporting facilities. “SwansAid funding...... Read Article »

Community Trust team completes Swansea Half Marathon

The team of runners ran the course to raise money for the Club's charity

The Swans Community Trust upped the pace yesterday as a dedicated team of runners completed the JCP Swansea Half Marathon in aid of the Club’s charity. The group runners, made up of Club and Community Trust staff, as well as fans, put their best foot forward to run the 13.1 mile...... Read Article »

Academy awarded Category One status

After completing successful audit process to secure top rating

Swansea City is pleased to announce that the club’s Academy has been officially awarded Category One status under the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) rules. Last season all of Swansea City’s academy teams, from an Under-9 to Under-21 level, played in the Ca...... Read Article »

Under-21s travel to Scotland for pre-season tour

Development squad will face Morton, Falkirk & Hamilton

Swansea City Under-21s will head north of the border in July to face three teams from Scotland as part of their 2016-17 pre-season. Gary Richards and Cameron Toshack’s development squad will face Scottish Championship sides Morton (July 26) and Falkirk (July 28) at Cappielow Par...... Read Article »

Under-18s set for Austria trip as part of pre-season preparation

Tour includes training camp & matches

Swansea City Under-18s will be heading to Austria for a 14-day training camp as part of their 2016-17 pre-season. Eric Ramsay and Chris Llewellyn will take their academy squad to Südstadt National Sport and Recreation Centre, based just south of Vienna between Sunday 3 July and ...... Read Article »

Llangennech Cricket Club receive SwansAid grant

The club will use the grant to fund coaching qualifications

Llangennech Cricket Club were this week presented with a grant of £1,980.75 courtesy of SwansAid. Founded in 1881, Llangennech Cricket Club recognises the importance of developing young talent and as well as having an impressive youth set-up, their junior section were founding m...... Read Article »

Neath Flyers presented with SwansAid grant

The trampoline club will use the funds to purchase a new trampoline to allow more youngster to get involved

A local trampolining club have become the latest organisation to benefit from the Club’s grant-giving pot, SwansAid, after receiving funding worth £410. Presented by members of the Community Trust and Lee Trundle, the Neath Flyers will use the grant to expand their facilities to...... Read Article »

Clydach Cricket Club receive SwansAid grant

The local cricket club place a high importance on youth development, which impressed the SwansAid panel

Clydach Cricket Club recently received a grant of £1,763 after successfully applying to Swansea City’s grant-giving pot, SwansAid. Presented by members of the Community Trust, along with Lee Trundle, the cricket club based at Waverley Park, will use the grant to fund an array of...... Read Article »

Swans celebrates Girls’ achievements this season

. . . at first award ceremony at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City celebrated and reflected on a successful season for its girls and young women’s generation at the first Girls Development Player of the Season awards night at the Liberty Stadium. The ceremony, sponsored by Manor Park Country House Ltd, was an opportunity to look ba...... Read Article »

BikeAbility Wales benefit from SwansAid

The cycling charity received a grant to enable them to purchase specialist bikes

A local cycling charity recently received £1,750 from the Club’s grant-giving pot, SwansAid. Based in Swansea, BikeAbility Wales aims to provide cycling opportunities to people with disabilities. “It is fantastic to receive the SwansAid award,” exclaimed Mike Cherry of BikeAbil...... Read Article »

Mumbles Rangers FC receive SwansAid grant

The local football club were granted £2,000 to finance coaching qualifications

Mumbles Rangers FC have been presented with a grant of £2,000 courtesy of SwansAid. Receiving their grant from club ambassador Lee Trundle, Mumbles Rangers will use the money to finance coaching qualifications. “It will enable us to get very close to our aim of having over 20 C...... Read Article »

SwansAid announces latest winners

The latest group of SwansAid winners will be receiving their grants over the summer

The second round of the 2015/16 season's SwansAid winners have now been decided on with the Community Trust donating over £17,000 in grants and kit. Applying for funding through the club’s grant-giving pot – SwansAid – the successful sporting clubs and organisations will now be ...... Read Article »

Gower Riders presented with SwansAid funds

The cycling club won funding through Swansea City's grant-giving pot to buy new bikes for its junior members

The Gower Riders were this week presented with funds courtesy of SwansAid. Awarded with £2,000 by the Community Trust’s grant giving pot, the cycling club have earmarked the money for children’s racing/cyclo-cross bikes for the use of less privileged children. Located in the Pe...... Read Article »

Academy celebrates young Swans’ achievements

At first awards ceremony at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City reflected on a successful season for its younger generation at its first Academy Player of the Year awards night at the Liberty Stadium.   The event was an opportunity to look back on a promising year for the club’s young talent, which has seen the academy make gre...... Read Article »

Davies hails record Youth Cup win

As Swans score five to beat Connah's Quay

Under-19s captain Keston Davies hailed his side’s “team performance” as Swansea City lifted an historic 16th FAW Youth Cup at Newtown’s Latham Park on Wednesday night.   A 5-0 win over Welsh Premier side Gap Connah’s Quay saw the young Swans retain the title for a seventh succe...... Read Article »

Swans crowned PL Schools Champions

Two teams represented the Swans at this week's national PL Schools Tournament with the U11 boys side winning the trophy

A young six-a-side team from Ysgol Castell Nedd were this week crowned U11 Champions at the annual Premier League Schools Tournament. After winning the local tournaments held at Cwmdu’s Development Centre, both Ysgol Castell Nedd and Ysgol Dyffryn Aman were chosen to represent t...... Read Article »

Local youngsters head to Goodison to represent the Swans

Two teams will tomorrow represent Swansea City AFC at the national Premier League Schools Tournament

This year’s Premier League Schools Tournament will take place at the home of Everton FC, Goodison Park, on Tuesday 17 May. The annual tournament, now in its eleventh year, will again comprise of representatives of all 20 Premier League clubs in two six-a-side competitions runnin...... Read Article »

Cadets and Community Trust team up

Local Cadets will be helping the Trust in their annual bucket collection on Sunday

Local army cadets will this weekend be collecting donations to raise money for the Community Trust. Accompanying the Community Trust at our last Premier League game of the season on Sunday will be volunteers from the Dyfed and Glamorgan Army Cadet Force who will be aiding in the...... Read Article »

Local coaches attend education workshop

Hosted at Swans Academy this week

Over 100 coaches from local and grassroots football clubs across south west Wales attended a special education workshop at Swansea City academy this week. The special session was aimed at providing local grassroots coaches with an insight into the curriculum undertaken at the fo...... Read Article »

Trunds and Davies boost local team before PL Schools Tournament

A young team from Ysgol Castell Nedd received a visit from Trunds and Keston Davies ahead of representing the Swans in next week's national PL Schools Tournament

Lee Trundle and Keston Davies this week visited a local team ahead of the Premier League Schools Tournament. The young team from Ysgol Castell Nedd had the chance to talk to the duo about playing in front of a crowd and controlling their nerves before taking part in a training s...... Read Article »

Girls only sessions prove popular

Run by our PL Schools project, in conjunction with the Urdd and the Welsh Football Trust, the club has helped engage with hundreds of girls across the local community

Girls from YGG Bryniago were yesterday presented with certificates by club legend Lee Trundle after successfully completing a football coaching course. Run by our Premier League Schools project, in conjunction with the Urdd and the Welsh Football Trust, the Welsh language sessio...... Read Article »

Community Trust host annual Awards

The Trust recognised and rewarded the hard work of its volunteers and its participants

The Swans Community Trust hosted its annual Celebration Event at the Liberty Stadium this week. Held each year, the event aims to celebrate, recognise and reward the hard work of both participants and volunteers across all of the Community Trust’s projects. After engaging with ...... Read Article »

U19s to play youth cup final in Newtown

Swans defend trophy against GAP Connah’s Quay

Swansea City Under-19s will face Welsh Premier side Gap Connah’s Quay in the final of the FAW Youth Cup on Wednesday, May 18.   The match will be played at Newton’s Latham Park (7.30pm). Ticket details to be confirmed.   The young Swans beat Llanidloes Town, Cardiff City, Lla...... Read Article »

PL Kicks shows support for Don't Drink and Drown campaign

The campaign rolls out this week and warns people of the dangers of drinking near areas of water

PL Kicks and the Community Trust have showed their support to a new campaign aiming to warn people about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol close to areas of water. The ‘Don’t Drink and Drown’ campaign will be rolled out across Swansea this week, with visits to thousands o...... Read Article »

Young Swans fight back to maintain unbeaten run

Brighton U18s 3 - 3 Swans U18s

A last-minute goal from winger Liam Cullen helped Swansea City Under-18s maintain their unbeaten merit league run with a 3-3 draw at Brighton on Saturday.   The visitors found themselves two goals down at the break but the young Swans rallied after the break to get back on leve...... Read Article »

Llewellyn hails young Swans fight-back

Derby U18s 3 Swans U18s 4

A last-gasp winner from Jordan Garrick sent Swansea City Under-18s top of Group 3 in the Premier League merit division following a 4-3 victory at Derby.  The young Swans, who are now unbeaten in their last five games, fell behind after just eight minutes courtesy of Kellan Gordo...... Read Article »

Swans coaches prepare uni football team for Varsity

. . . as Swansea take on Cardiff in the annual event

Swansea City coaches have this week been passing on football knowledge to the University men’s team ahead of their Varsity clash with Cardiff Uni on Wednesday. Dafydd Evans, who joined the academy coaching staff in October 2015, also took on the role of head coach for men’s foot...... Read Article »

Sign Up To Success with our latest construction course

Remove barriers to employment with our latest course

Our Sign Up To Success project is hosting a new eight week course designed to help people remove barriers to employment in the construction industry. Starting on 27th April, the course is designed to help people aged 16+ who are currently employed and offers an array of benefits... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Part-Time Finance Officer

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Due to continued expansion, Swansea City AFC Community Trust, the official charity of the Swans, is seeking a:  Part-Time Finance Officer £24,000 FTE, pro rata to 14 hours a week, actual £9,600 pa The main focus of the role will be to run the payroll, reconcile month end, and ...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this Whitsun

Book your child a space at our Soccer Camps at ten venues across the area

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this Whitsun to 10 locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their skills for ju...... Read Article »

PL Kicks competes in Cup

Two teams represented the Swans at last week's national tournament in Nottingham

Teams representing Swansea City AFC last week headed to Nottingham to take part in the 2016 PL Kicks Cup. The two teams, made up of the PL Kicks participants, competed in the Cup last Thursday that saw over 50 clubs enter. Now in its tenth year, PL Kicks has a long history of u...... Read Article »

Scholars extend unbeaten run to four games

Swans U18s 2 - 1 Stoke U18s

Swansea City Under-18s extended their unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League group 3 merit division at Landore on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Stoke.   Midfielder Keiran Evans broke the deadlock with a long-range strike that beat Stoke keeper Mitchel Allen after 20 minutes...... Read Article »

Vickers visits local school for PLRS

Josh Vickers and Lee Trundle headed to Ysgol Gymraeg Dyffryn y Glowyr to encourage youngsters to start reading

Young Swansea City keeper Josh Vickers has been spreading the word to pupils about the importance of reading.  After helping Swans Under-21s to a 5-3 win over Newcastle on Monday night, Vickers paid a special visit to Ysgol Gymraeg Dyffryn y Glowyr along with club ambassador Lee...... Read Article »

Hearty Lives teams up with Age Connect

Delivering workshops to more mature members of the community, our Hearty Lives project is striving to get all members of our community to lead healthy lives

The Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project has teamed up with Age Connect Wales to deliver workshops to an older demographic. Run weekly from Pantyfford Community Centre, the 12 week course has seen Hearty Lives and Age Connect work together to provide educational workshops and ...... Read Article »

Gorseinon Cricket Club receive SwansAid funding

Local cricket club receives £2,000 to fund new nets

Gorseinon Cricket Club this week received £2,000 after successfully applying to SwansAid for a grant. The local club, which plays at Welfare Ground in Gorseinon, were presented with the funds from members of the Community Trust and club ambassador Lee Trundle. Using the grant t...... Read Article »

Swans Under-19s benefit hugely from South Africa experience

as young Swans exit Metropolitan Premier Cup at quarter-final stage

Coaches Eric Ramsay and Chris Llewellyn hailed Swansea City Under-19s’ trip to South Africa as a successful learning experience towards the young players' development.  The squad arrive back in the UK today (Wednesday) after a nine-day visit to Cape Town where an academy side to...... Read Article »

Swans host Walking Football tournament

Our Walking Football project hosted its first tournament and it was a great success

Yesterday saw the Swans Community Trust’s inaugural Walking Football tournament following a flourishing season for the initiative. Held at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, the tournament saw teams from across Wales take part in the tournament and it was a huge success. “This is our ...... Read Article »

Swans coaches inspire young South African footballers

With community coaching in Cape Town

Swansea City Academy coaches have been labelled an inspiration to young footballers in South Africa after holding three days of community coaching with clubs in Cape Town.  Ahead of Barclays Premier League Live – which starts Saturday – four academy coaches have this week been w...... Read Article »

Walking Football continues to grow

Our Walking Football initiative is now available at four different venues and hosts weekly sessions

If you’re looking to get your heart pumping but aren’t up for a full 90 minutes, then Walking Football could be the activity for you, and we now run sessions at four different venues. Allowing you to play the sport that you love at a pace and intensity that’s right for you, Walk...... Read Article »

Everything you need to know about the Fun Run

From race times to raffle prizes, here's our guide to next Monday's Fun Run

With just one week left until the Swans Family Fun Run, there’s still time to sign up and now there’s even more of a reason to do so. Not only will taking part help the Community Trust raise money and not only will it help you and your family get on the road to living a healthy ...... Read Article »

Young footballers sign up to Family Fun Run

We caught up with Treboeth under-11s to find out how they're training for the Swans Family Fun Run is going

This Easter Monday, the Trust are hosting their first Family Fun Run and we are inviting teams and individuals to sign up in a bid to get fit and help us raise vital funds. The money raised will help us to continue to deliver our range of community projects, and it was this, mix...... Read Article »

Primary School Skills Programme launches

Our PL Schools project has launched a new initiative to benefit both college and primary school students

The Trust’s Premier League Schools project has been boosted by the successful launching of the new Primary School Skills Programme. Conducting weekly sessions to over 90 primary school children at Llandarcy’s Academy of Sport, the programme focuses on a different football skill ...... Read Article »

Triumphant teams to represent the Swans in PL Schools Final

The Ladies team and Wayne Routledge were on hand as two teams emerged victorious at our boys and girls finals held this week

This week saw our Premier League School’s project host the Finals of the PL Schools Tournament at Cwmdu’s Development Centre. The two-day event however, not only witnessed two teams emerge to represent the Swans in the national boys and girls Final held at Goodison Park, it also...... Read Article »

Kingsley makes PLRS debut

He made his PL debut and now he's made his Premier League Reading Stars debut with a visit to Townhill Community School

After making his Premier League debut in the victory over Arsenal, Stephen Kingsley has now made his Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) debut with a visit to Townhill Community School. Accompanying Club Ambassador Lee Trundle, Kingsley joined a reading related Q&A session with ...... Read Article »

Participants complete Parent Programme

Our Healthy Together project runs a variety of programmes and workshops to help you get on the road to living a healthy lifestyle

The latest participants of Healthy Together’s ‘Drop a Shirt Size Challenge’ received their free Swansea City AFC shirts this week after successfully hitting their health related targets. Lasting 10 weeks, the challenge is a part of the project’s Parent Programme that also includ...... Read Article »

Trunds shows support for Stop Here service

Lee Trundle and the Trust were on hand last week to launch their partnership

The Community Trust and Lee Trundle were on hand to lend their support to the ‘Start Here’ stop smoking service earlier this month. Offering smokers support to quit using a combination of one to one support and nicotine replacement products for up to 12 weeks, the service is now...... Read Article »

Trust show support for Start Here campaign

The Community Trust have teamed up with the ABMU Public Health Team to promote their service for smokers looking to give up and there's even a chance to win Swans tickets!

The Community Trust has teamed up with the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) to help promote the support they offer to smokers looking to quit through their pharmacy service. If you’re one of the 90% of smokers in the local area who would like to ditch the hab...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this Easter

Book a space for your child at one of our Soccer Camps this Easter

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this Easter to nine locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their skills for j...... Read Article »

Marketing Department's Marathon Blog: The Wolf Pack

Find out how our Half Marathon training is going in our second blog. Teamwork has got us this far but we still lack the crucial sign ups of two of our team.

A lone wolf is rarely as successful as the pack. United, the pack runs as one, using its combined skills to track and hunt its prey. Alone, it goes hungry. Within the heart of the Liberty dwells our pack. Together our skills and expertise merge to form our marketing team. Divid...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod pupils compete in PL Enterprise Final

The local team will represent the Swans at the national Final held in London this week

Pentrehafod School will go head to head against teams representing Everton, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Norwich City and West Ham United for the title of Champions at this year’s Premier League Enterprise Challenge as they compete in a Dragon’s Den style event at Altitude 3...... Read Article »

Jefferies strike earns scholars a late draw at Landore

Swans U18s 3 - 3 Man Utd U18s

A last-gasp strike from defender Dan Jefferies earned Swansea City Under-18s a draw against Manchester United in their Premier League play-off at Landore on Friday.   The young Swans started the game brightly and could have taken the lead after five minutes only for United’s ke...... Read Article »

PL4S play Plymouth and Pompey

Our Premier League 4 Sport project recently headed to Plymouth for a

The Swans’ Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) project recently headed to the West Country to compete in a mini table tennis tournament. Representing the Swans, the eight participants were chosen from participants who attend the project’s free table tennis coaching sessions at Cwmtawe...... Read Article »

Swans begin play-off campaign with a draw

Southampton U18s 2 - 2 Swans U18s

A second half Southampton equaliser denied Swansea City Under-18s all three points in their opening Barclays Premier League group 3 play-off match at Staplewood on Saturday. The Swans fell a goal behind after just four minutes as striker Dan N’Lundulu stabbed home from close ran...... Read Article »

Under-18s’ play-off fixtures confirmed

. . . as the young Swans start away to Saints

Swansea City’s Barclays Premier League Under-18 play-off fixtures have been confirmed, with the youngsters travelling to Southampton this Saturday.  The Swans are in group 3 after finishing 12th in the South Division and will now face teams who finished in the bottom four of the...... Read Article »

Trust partners with The Wave for Swans Family Fun Run

The Community Trust have teamed up with The Wave to provide live coverage of the Easter Monday event

The Swans Community Trust have partnered with The Wave for their upcoming fundraising Family Fun Run. The local radio station will be in attendance at the event that will allow participants to run through the Liberty Stadium for the first time. Delivering on-air coverage of the...... Read Article »

Marketing Department's Marathon Blog: Peer Pressure

The Club's marketing team have succumbed to peer pressure and have signed up to run the Swansea Half Marathon. Keep up to date with their training!

Peer pressure usually takes the form of someone encouraging you to do something you know you shouldn’t. You may be urged to go off the rails, you may even be persuaded to dabble in something slightly frowned upon, or you might be pressured to take a walk on the wild side. In the...... Read Article »

Under-19s face Newport County

. . . in semi-finals of FAW Youth Cup

Swansea City Under-19s will play Newport County’s youngsters for a place in the final of the FAW Youth Cup next month.    The young Swans beat MBi Llandudno 11-1 on Sunday to progress to the semi-finals.   The Under-19s could lift the title for a seventh successive season. Th...... Read Article »

Swans reach FAW Youth Cup Semi's

Swans U19s 11 MBi Llandudno U19s 1

Swansea City Under-19s are through to the semi-final of the FAW Youth Cup after a dominating 11-1 win over Welsh Premier League side Llandudno at Landore on Sunday. Coaches Eric Ramsay and Chris Llewellyn included five first year pro’s in their strong starting XI, including stri...... Read Article »

Richards praises second-half performance

West Ham U21s 2 - 1 Swans U21s

Swansea City Under-21s came from behind to earn a 2-1 win over West Ham in Barclays Premier League Division Two thanks to goals from Josh Sheehan and Adam King.  Despite creating some early chances, it was West Ham who led at the break through midfielder Grady Diangana's close-r...... Read Article »

Wayne's marathon motivation

We talk to one Swans fan who's signed up to run the Half Marathon to find out his motivation

You may want to take on an epic challenge of endurance for any number of reasons. You may want to do it for you; to prove to yourself that you can do it, to overcome a life changing condition or to simply get in to shape. You may want to do it for others; in dedication of a lost ...... Read Article »

Hands Up For Down's receive SwansAid funding

The local organisation will use the funds to pay for gymnastics and swimming sessions to help develop their participants' motor skills.

Hands Up For Downs this week received a grant from SwansAid totalling £1,800 after successfully applying to the Club's grant-giving pot. The local organisation, that is hoping to achieve charitable status this year, were presented with the funds from members of the Community Tru...... Read Article »

Trust launch Swans Family Fun Run

Sign up to our Fun Run to get your and your family on the road to leading a healthier lifestyle and raise money for the Trust in the process

Are your shirt buttons still feeling the strain after overindulging on turkey and all the trimmings this Christmas? Did you promise yourself that 2016 would be the year that you would get into shape but you’re lacking a goal to work towards? If so sign up to the Swans Family Fun ...... Read Article »

SwansAid application re-open

Apply before April 1st to be in with the chance of winning funding of up to £10,000, as well as kits for your team

As of February 6th, applications for SwansAid will once again be open, with a total of up to £25,000 worth of grants up for grabs. If your organisation or charity supports and encourages children, young people and disabled people to get involved in sport, no matter what sport th...... Read Article »

Swans fly into finals of the PL Enterprise Challenge

The team of Pentrehafod School pupils representing the Swans Community Trust won the Regional Play-Offs

The Swans Community Trust were triumphant yesterday in the Regional Play-Offs of the PL Enterprise Challenge at the Britannia Stadium. Run by the Premier League and Sport Relief, the PL Enterprise Challenge this year tasked pupils with working on a strategy to help encourage fan...... Read Article »

Swans Soccer schools help identify young talent

... for Swans development and pre-Academy set-up

With half-term less than a month away, soccer schools are back this May/June at 14 locations across South Wales.    Qualified football coaches from Swansea City and the club's Community Trust schools project will be on hand to deliver football sessions during the five days to h...... Read Article »

Scholars left frustrated by Hammers

West Ham U18s 2 - 1 Swans U18s

West Ham came from behind to defeat a strong performance from Swansea City Under-18s at Little Heath of Saturday afternoon.   The young Swans raced out of the blocks to attack the Hammers’ goal and could have taken the lead after five minutes when a cross into the box from Keir...... Read Article »

Scholars match table toppers at Landore

Swans U18s 1-1 Chelsea U18s

Swansea City Under-18s dominated the second half at Landore to earn a 1-1 draw against table toppers Chelsea in Premier League South on Saturday afternoon.   Both sides had chances in the opening minutes as keeper Ross Treacy replaced the injured Lewis Thomas in the Swans goal ...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod pupils pitching at PL Enterprise Play-Offs

After winning the local heat, the local youngsters have headed to Stoke to compete in the next round

Pentrehafod School is today representing the Swans Community Trust in the Play-Offs of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge 2015/16, in the hope of reaching the Final in London and being crowned champions. Twenty-nine school groups representing Premier League and Football Lea...... Read Article »

Hearty Lives gets fit with Britts

Leon Britton was on hand to present participants of the Hearty Lives programme with a Swans shirt after they hit their fitness goals

Leon Britton was on hand to present the latest participants to complete the Swans Health Challenge with shirts. The 12 week programme, organised by Hearty Lives at Neath YMCA, sees the participants working towards achieving a health related goal. Those who are successful are rew...... Read Article »

Bartley presents SwansAid grant to Kids' Club

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Club received £1,725 to fund training and sports equipment

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Club were this week presented with a SwansAid grant of £1,725 by Kyle Bartley and Lee Trundle. Supporting over 1,600 out of school childcare clubs across Wales, including 100 in Swansea alone, Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Cub is a national umbrella organis...... Read Article »

Rangel launches YFF Kicks League

Angel Rangel was on hand to help PL Kicks launch their new league aimed at reducing arson rates

PL Kicks this week launched their new Young Fire Fighters Kicks League with the help of Angel Rangel. Kicking off on Monday, the league sees 16 Young Fire Fighter (YFF) schemes from across South West Wales and will run once a month. The league sessions will involve around 10-12...... Read Article »

Hafal presented with SwansAid grant

The charity received £2,000 to fund their gardening scheme

Welsh charity, Hafal, were today presented with their grant courtesy of the Club’s grant giving pot, Swansaid. Hafal, meaning ‘equal’, is the principal organisation in Wales working with individuals recovering from serious mental illness and their families. Covering all areas o...... Read Article »

Premier League 4 Sport lives up to its name

Find out more about the project that delivers affordable coaching in four sports

One of the Community Trust’s newer projects, Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) has recently rolled out a new programme of sessions throughout Swansea and the surrounding area. Whereas the other initiatives of the Trust primarily focus on football, PL4S lives up to its name and focus...... Read Article »

Emnes attends Reading Stars session

The first team player gets reading with pupils at a local school

Marvin Emnes and pupils from Casllwchwr Primary School were reading off the same page this week at a Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) session. The first team player accompanied Club Ambassador, Lee Trundle to the Loughor school to join in with a Q&A session as part of the ini...... Read Article »

SwansAid winners announced

The Trust have decided on the organisations and teams that will be awarded grants and kits

The Swans Community Trust has announced the latest SwansAid winners.  The winning organisations applied for funding through the club’s grant-giving pot - SwansAid - earlier in the season, and they will receive their grants this month.  From funding gymnastics and swimming sessi...... Read Article »

Open Trials Registration now CLOSED

Registration for the U7 and U8 trials is now CLOSED

Registration for the trials is now CLOSED.   Swansea City Academy will hold open trials for players aged Under-6, Under-7 and Under-8. In an effort to recruit and develop more youngsters from South West Wales, the trials will be open for U6, U7 and U8 boys. The sessions will ...... Read Article »

Get involved with PL Kicks

Find out all of PL Kicks' football and netball sessions for youngsters

The Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project organises a range of sessions throughout Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend and Carmarthenshire. Targeting 12-19 year olds, PL Kicks aims to engage with youngsters who have previously proven difficult to reach and guiding the... Read Article »

Ash launches NPT basketball sessions

Delivered by Premier League 4 Sport, the sessions will be held at three venues in the Neath Port Talbot area

Swansea defender, Ashley Williams, was on hand to help the Club’s Community Trust launch its Premier League 4 Sport basketball sessions at a local NPT leisure centre. Accompanied by former player and fan favourite Lee Trundle, the Swans’ and Welsh captain officially kicked off t...... Read Article »

PL Kicks heats up with new league

The Youth Fire Fighters League will see teams battle it out in fire drills and football skills

Swansea City’s Premier League Kicks project is heating things up this year with the announcement of a Young Fire Fighters Kicks League. The League, launching on Monday 25th January at Morriston Fire Station, will see Young Fire Fighter (YFF) schemes compete against each other at...... Read Article »

PL Kicks building on success

Our Kicks project is going from strength to strength

Since its inception in 2006 as a pilot programme in London, Premier League Kicks has gone from strength to strength with each passing season. Beginning as a partnership between the Premier League and the Metropolitan Police 10 years ago, Kicks aims to use the allure of the beaut...... Read Article »

Scholars fall to Gunners fire power

Arsenal U18s 5 -2 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s kicked-off 2016 with a 5-2 defeat in Premier League South away at Arsenal at their training centre on Saturday afternoon. The scholars could not find the back of the net with early chances before Arsenal capitalised to put themselves two goals up at half-t...... Read Article »

Half term Soccer Camps are back

This February half term sees the return of the Trust's Soccer Camps at nine venues

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this February Half Term to nine locations across South Wales.  Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their...... Read Article »

U21s fixture changes

Development squad fixture update

Swansea City Under-21s’ Premier League Division Two league fixture at home to Fulham on Monday, January 11 has been postponed.  A new date for the fixture is yet to be announced. The development squad have also rearranged their league fixture away at West Ham. The game at Rush...... Read Article »

Young Swans cup updates

Scholars to play two cup dates in January

Swansea City Under-18s face Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup at Stebonheath Park on Friday, January 15 (7pm). The scholars beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the third round in December. Two days later (January 17) an Under-19s team will face Welsh Premier League si...... Read Article »

Foundation squads prepare for Futsal nationals

U9s & U11s in action at Birmingham Arena

Two Swansea City Academy foundation squads will play at the Futsal Nationals in Birmingham from this weekend. Both the under-9 and under-11 squads beat off competition from Aston Villa, Wolves and Birmingham City to qualify for the tournament in December. The National Finals wi... Read Article »

Trusts team up to remove employment barriers

The Community Trust has been working with The Prince's Trust to help young people move into work, education or training

The Community Trust has been working with The Prince’s Trust to help unemployed young people move into work, education or training. Ran in partnership with the Premier League and the PFA, the Get Started with Football courses help jobless young people develop key employability s...... Read Article »

UNDER-18s: Swans 0 Aston Villa 2

Scholars defeated in final game before Xmas break

Two goals in the second half ended Swansea City Under-18s’ unbeaten league and cup run on Saturday morning.   The young Swans started well in the rain soaked conditions at Landore training ground and could have taken the lead through Liam Cullen after 20 minutes.   Good defen...... Read Article »

U9/U10 trials postponed

Trails to be rescheduled to January

Open trials for U9/U10 players that were due to take place this week at Landarcy Academy of Sport have been postponed until January. Swansea City Academy apologise and have today announced that “due to unforeseen circumstances this evenings and Thursday’s trials have been postpo...... Read Article »

Richards reflects on harsh scoreline

West Brom U21s 3 - 0 Swans U21s

Coach Gary Richards felt Swansea City Under-21s' 3-0 defeat at West Brom on Monday was a harsh reflection on his team's performance.  The young Swans had chances in front of goal at Tamworth's Lamb Ground but could not capitalise on their efforts to equalise after going behind t...... Read Article »

Soccer Camp gift vouchers available

Treat the young Swans fan who has everything this Christmas

Stumped at what to get the young Swans fan who has everything this Christmas? The Trust has just the thing for you. Vouchers for our Soccer Camps make the perfect festive gift for the youngster who has the kit, the Xbox skin and the Swans stationary set. Entitling them to a day’... Read Article »

Llewellyn delighted with Youth Cup victory

Swans U18s 1 - 0 Sheffield Weds U18s

Under-18s coach Chris Llewellyn expressed his pride at seeing the young Swans progress to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup following Friday’s win over Sheffield Wednesday. The scholars battled difficult pitch conditions at a cold Stebonheath Park to beat the category two sid...... Read Article »

Richards hails U21s after convincing win

Swans U21s 4 - 0 Brighton U21s

A dominating first-half display earned Swansea City Under-21s their fifth win of the season at Landore on Monday. The development squad burst out of the blocks to take a quick-fire 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes, with striker Botti Biabi netting his first goal of the season be...... Read Article »

Trunds and Morriston Comprehensive reading off the same page

Lee Trundle helped the local school embark on the PLRS project

Lee Trundle and local pupils were on the same page recently to launch the Premier League Reading Stars project in Morriston Comprehensive. Helping to officially kick off the scheme at the school, the former player and Club Ambassador took part in a Q&A amidst rows of books in th...... Read Article »

SwansAid funds crucial for Disability League

The £2,000 grant has allowed the League to widen its reach and keep running its tournaments

SwansAid funds have proved crucial for the West Wales Pan Disability League this season allowing them to keep running their tournaments. Split into one large grant of £10,000 and smaller grants of £2,000, SwansAid funding has achieved positive results throughout the communities ...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod progress in the PL Enterprise Challenge

After winning the local heat, we take a more in-depth look at the business plan that resulted in the school progressing to the regionals

A young team of budding businessmen and women recently won the local heat of the PL Enterprise Challenge and will now progress to the next round. The quintet from Pentrehafod School, made up of Chelsea-Leigh Fennel, Joshua Rigbey, Daniel Llewellyn, Jessica Mogridge and Cerys Ric...... Read Article »

Swans beat Cardiff in FAW Youth Cup

Swans U19s 3 - 0 Cardiff City U19s

Swansea City Under-19s booked their place in the next round of the FAW Youth Cup on Thursday with a dominating 3-0 win over rivals Cardiff. In a replay of last seasons' final the young Swans - which included a mix of youth and experience - started the better side at a rain soake...... Read Article »

Christmas soccer schools returns in December

Book your place online now

Swans Development Christmas “Shop & Drop” soccer schools are back this December at the club's Development Centre in Cwmdu. The sessions will give young footballers an early Christmas present with the chance to learn football skills with qualified Academy coaches while parents fi...... Read Article »

We need to be more clinical, says Richards

Swans U21s 0 - 1 West Ham U21s

Swansea City Under-21s went down 1-0 at home to West Ham on Monday afternoon in stormy conditions at Landore The development side would rue a missed penalty in the first-half as Henry Jones saw his spot kick saved. Despite good chances and creative play from the Swans it was th...... Read Article »

Swans take top spot at Walking Football tournament

A team representing Hearty Lives saw off competition to win the trophy

Teams from across South Wales last week competed in a Walking Football tournament with the Swans taking the trophy. Organised by Game on Wales, the tournament held in Pontrypridd saw a total of ten teams compete with the Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project represented by both...... Read Article »

Swans run coaches workshop

to support development centre structure

Swansea City continued it's dedication to training more grassroots coaches on Sunday by hosting a workshop at Llandarcy Academy of sport. Swansea City Academy currently operate 17 development centres in Wales and Bristol with further centres in Ireland. The centres support play...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: Meal Planning

The last instalment of our #HealthyTogether series of tips and tricks covers planning your meals

Last in our Getting #HealthyTogether series covers meal planning; what you need to think about when plating up, as well as all the info you’ll need about all the main food groups, in order to help you cook and serve healthier portions for you and your family. First, let’s start ...... Read Article »

Llewellyn pleased with Under-18s performance

Swans U18s 3 - 2 Norwich U18s

A second-half strike from substitute Brandon Griffiths helped Swansea City Under-18s to a 3-2 win in an action packed game at Landore on Saturday.   The scholars got off to a flying start when a deflected shot by winger Causso Darame looped over Norwich’s keeper to give the Swa...... Read Article »

Pitch perfect for Pentrehafod

The local school won the local heat of the PL Enterprise Challenge and will progress to the next round

A trio of local schools were in business this week at the Liberty Stadium. Teams from Llangatwg Community School, Ysgol Maesteg and Pentrehafod went head to head in a Dragons Den style challenge that tasked them with formulating and pitching a business plan to a panel of judges....... Read Article »

McBurnie joins Newport loan

Striker signs with League Two side until January

Young Swans striker Oli McBurnie has signed for Newport County on a youth loan. The 19-year-old will stay with the League Two side until January 2, but the terms of his loan means he can still train and play Under-21 games during the duration of his stay with County. McBurnie, ...... Read Article »

Way helping to nurture stars of the future

. . . former Swans man helping youngsters at Yeovil

Former Swans midfielder Darren Way is hoping to help his old club develop two of its young guns into future first-team stars. Way, who spent three seasons at the Liberty Stadium, is now first-team coach at League Two Yeovil where Swansea’s young professionals Connor Roberts and ...... Read Article »

U19s face Cardiff in FAW youth cup

. . . as young Swans continue title defence

Swansea City Under-19s face Cardiff City in the third round of the FAW Youth Cup next week. The young Swans beat the Bluebirds 3-1 in the final last season to lift the title for a sixth consecutive year. This campaign, the U19s thrashed mid-Wales side Llanidloes Town 11-1 to be...... Read Article »

Get #HealthyTogether and win

Get healthy and be in with the chance of winning Swans kitchenware

To encourage our fans to get #HealthyTogether, we are giving away a selection of official Swans kitchenware. To be in with the chance of winning a Swans apron, oven gloves and egg timer, all you've got to do is tweet the Community Trust - @SCFCCommunityTr - with a snap of your h...... Read Article »

Swans PL Kicks host Bournemouth counterparts

Our Kicks project took on Bournemouth's Kicks project over the weekend

This weekend, the Swans Community Trust Premier League Kicks project hosted their Bournemouth counterparts in an under-18s game at the Elba Sports Complex. Mirroring the First Team's Saturday fixture, the day saw the Swans take on teams from Bournemouth's own Kicks project. Fie...... Read Article »

Academy to hold open trials for U9s/U10s

Budding footballers invited to apply for open trial days

Swansea City Academy will hold open trials for players aged Under-9 and Under-10 this December. In an effort to recruit and develop more youngsters from South West Wales, the trials will be open for U9 boys (born after September 1, 2006) of all abilities on Tuesday, December 15,...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: Snacking

We cover everything you need to know about healthy snacking

You’re on the sofa watching TV and reach out for a bag of crisps, or perhaps you’re at your desk at work counting down the minutes to five with a chocolate bar in hand, or maybe you’ve just got nothing else to do and open the fridge to see what treasures lie within; we’ve all bee...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: Portion Control

Next up in the series looks at what healthy sized portions look like

Your plate of information is nearly empty, there’s just one mouthful left, but wait, how big was the portion on your plate in the first place? Fear not, because this tasty titbit in our Getting #HealthyTogether series covers everything you need to know about healthy portions. He...... Read Article »

Volunteer with Walking Football

Gain skills whilst helping out in your local community

With Hearty Live’s Walking Football initiative continuing to grow throughout South West Wales, we are looking to recruit volunteers to help us deliver our sessions. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to lead our groups as we expand into more sports centres including Llan...... Read Article »

Ramsay disappointed with Fulham defeat

Swans U18s 1 - 2 Fulham U18s

Two goals in the first-half condemned Swansea City Under-18s to defeat at home to Fulham in Barclays Premier League South on cold November afternoon on Saturday. The scholars started brightly in the winter sunshine at Landore and could have taken an early lead through Keiran Eva...... Read Article »

Bray "itching" to return to action

As youngster reflects on a hard year of injury

Swansea City’s Alex Bray admits he is “itching” to get back playing football following a 14-month spell on the sidelines through injury. The 20-year-old winger suffered ruptured anterior knee ligament damage ten minutes into his Football League debut while on loan at League Two ...... Read Article »

Trust participants Sign Up To Success with Fernandez

A group from SUTS visited the Liberty Stadium to record a song they wrote

Sign Up To Success (SUTS) participants were last week welcomed to the Liberty Stadium by a group of former and current Swans players to record a song in a bid to break down the barriers to employment. Welcomed by Federico Fernandez, Alan Curtis and Lee Trundle, as well as SUTS’ ...... Read Article »

The Hearty Lives project needs you!

Become a trained Hearty Lives volunteer and help out in your local community

We are looking to train volunteers to deliver positive and accurate health messages in Neath Port Talbot. More people living in this area suffer with long-term life limiting illness than anywhere else in Wales and life expectancy is on average 10 years shorter. Hearty Lives aims...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: The skinny on fat

Next up, we break down fat into this easily digestible guide on the good and bad types

It’s only a three letter word, but fat gets a fair bit of stick. Fat has various functions in the body, and so, despite the stigma, fat is essential for our general health and well-being, it’s just knowing the ‘good’ fat from the ‘bad’ fat. First up is the ‘bad’ stuff, or satur...... Read Article »

U18s deserved more from the game, says Llewellyn

Reading U18s 3 - 2 Swans U18s

Second place Reading came from behind to take victory away from Swansea City Under-18s in a close-fought match at their training ground on Saturday. A fighting display from the scholars in the first-half saw striker Liam Cullen give the Swans a deserved lead on the half-hour mar...... Read Article »

Swans face Owls in FA Youth Cup

Scholars drawn at home to Sheffield Wednesday

Swansea City Under-18s will face Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of this season’s FA Youth Cup. The young Swans will host the Owls on Saturday, December 19. The location and kick-off time TBC. Last season the U18s progressed to the fifth round of the competition, beating...... Read Article »

U21s change Millwall cup tie date

Development squad fixture update

Swansea City Under-21s’ Premier League Cup fixture at home to Millwall will now be played at Landore training Ground on Monday, November 23 (6.30pm). The original league fixture at Blackburn has subsequently been moved to Monday, February 29, 2016. Two kick-off times have also ...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: 5-a-day

Next up in the series teaches you the basics of your 5-a-day and how much a portion eqates to

We’d bet our bottom dollar on the fact that you’ve been told at some point in your life that you should be eating five portions of fruit or veg a day, but do you know why, or even how big a portion is for that matter? Well first up, here’s a few reasons why you should aim for fi...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: 8 ways to stay in shape

The first part in our series of tips covers 8 simple ways you can improve your health

Swansea, as a whole, is guilty of having a low reported incidence rate of regular physical activity, and this, coupled with an above average rate of overweight and obese residents means that our communities aren’t in the greatest of shape. But fear not, because Healthy Together, ...... Read Article »

Walking Football launches new sessions

Walking Football will now be run at Llandarcy Academy as well as the Meadow View Sports Complex to allow more people to get involved

Following the success and popularity of Walking Football’s Llandarcy sessions, the initiative is to introduce a new weekly event this month. Building upon the Walking Football sessions that have already been successfully run as part of the Hearty Lives Project, the scheme is to ...... Read Article »

Community Trust partner with the JCP Swansea Half Marathon

The Trust has become the Official Community Charity Partner of the Half Marathon to enable you to run for us and raise valuable funds in the process

The Swans Community Trust is the latest charity to partner with the JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2016. The Trust, which is Swansea City AFC’s registered charity, has been announced as the race’s Community Charity partner for next year’s marathon. The race, held on 26 June, is also...... Read Article »

Trust helping communities get #HealthyTogether

Healthy Together engages with families to educate them on adopting balanced diets

Living a healthy life not only means getting active, it also encompasses a healthy diet and the key to eating right is knowing the importance of a balanced diet. This is where our #HealthyTogether project comes. Funded by The Premier League & Professional Footballers Association...... Read Article »

Community Trust project aims to create Hearty Lives

Hearty Lives has been running for a year and aims to reduce the risk of CVD

At just over a year old, Hearty Lives is one of the Trust’s newest projects, but is doing great things to help create healthier communities. So as part of the Community Trust’s #HealthMonth, we wanted to reintroduce the project and tell you a little bit more about it. A partner... Read Article »

Academy youngsters aim to qualify for truce tournament

Under-12s head to Warwick

Swansea City Under-12's will travel to Warwick this weekend to take part in qualification for the Premier League truce tournament. The tournament aims to raise awareness of World War One, the conflicts links with football and forms part of the wider Football Remembers campaign. ...... Read Article »

Jones relieved to return from injury

As forward returns to U21s’ duty

Swansea City Under-21s’ striker Owain Jones hopes to get back to his best this season following his return from injury on Friday. The 20-year-old was drafted back into the development squads’ starting line-up to replace injured winger Ryan Hedges for the sides’ defeat away at Fu...... Read Article »

Scholars beat Foxes to claim first category one win

Leicester City U18s 0 - 1 Swans U18s

A goal from full-back Aaron Lewis after ten minutes was enough to give Swansea City Under-18s their first victory of the season with a 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday. Lewis broke the deadlock when he burst through the midfield to beat the Foxes defence and fire home a fine ind...... Read Article »

Cygnets’ Christmas card winner presented with prize

Daniel Russell designed winning entry

The winner of our Cygnets’ Christmas card competition was this morning awarded with a tour of the Liberty courtesy of Cyril the Swan. Daniel Russell, aged 13 from Clydach, was welcomed to the stadium today by the Club mascot where he was presented him with a pack of his winning ...... Read Article »

Soccer AM challenges Swans U18s

Find out who was Last Man Standing on Saturday

Soccer AM's Rocket Long has been at Landore training ground this week to challenge some of Swansea City Under-18s’ players to a game of Last Man Standing. Three teams of two went back to school to face each other in the playground classic Wembley Doubles. Check out the pictures... Read Article »

Hanbury equaliser secures point

Swans U18s 2 - 2 West Ham

A dramatic goal in the last minute from substitute Sean Hanbury rescued a point for Swansea City Under-18s against West Ham at Landore on Saturday. The young scholars side started brightly breaking the deadlock after just four minutes when a cross from Causso Darame found midfie...... Read Article »

Cygnets' Christmas card winner announced

Daniel Russel's 'Seven Swans a-swimming' design comes top of the league

After much deliberation, we have finally decided on a winner for our Cygnets’ Christmas card competition. Asking members of our Cygnets club to pick up their pens and paintbrushes to create a festive design to adorn the Trust’s first Christmas card, we had an overwhelming respon...... Read Article »

Turn up and play with PL4S

Premier League 4 Sport is running a variety of free sessions in hockey, basketball, table tennis and tennis across the South West

If you, or you children, are looking for more ways to get active, then Premier League 4 Sport could be just the ticket. Aiming to encourage more young people into sport, PL4S organises an array of free and affordable sessions in table tennis, hockey, basketball and tennis in var...... Read Article »

Walking Football creating healthier lives

Get involved every Thursday afternoon at Hearty Lives' sessions

Are you looking to get your heart pumping but can’t be bothered with gym memberships or aren’t up to running for a full 90 minutes? Well Walking Football may just be the ticket for you. Every Thursday, Walking Football sessions are open to all at Llandarcy Sports Academy between...... Read Article »

Richards hails U21s' five-star display

Swans U21s 5 - 0 Aston Villa

Coach Gary Richards labelled Swansea City Under-21s’ five-goal victory Aston Villa as the side’s best performance of the season. A dominating first-half saw the Swans take the lead with goals from Oliver McBurnie and Keston Davies. A superb curling free-kick from Henry Jones, a...... Read Article »

We had chances to win says Llewellyn

Tottenham U18s 3 - 1 Swans U18s

A fighting display from Swansea City Under-18s could not prevent the young side losing 3-1 at Tottenham in Premier League South on Saturday afternoon.  The scholars found themselves two goals behind after 25 minutes but fought back to create a number of chances. Midfielder Jack...... Read Article »

Young Swans kick-off cup defence with home tie

Under-19s set to take on Llanidloes Town in Youth Cup opener

Swansea City Under-19s begin the defence of their title with a home tie against Llanidloes Town in the second round.  The FAW Youth Cup holders are looking to win the competition for a seventh consecutive year, having beaten Cardiff City 3-1 in last season's final.  The tie wil... Read Article »

Swans make strides with pre-academy

New coach helping to find fledgling talent

Swansea City has this season taken steps to help find more young grass roots footballers across south Wales and help them become academy players. New coach Abbie Sadler joined the academy’s coaching ranks this summer as Assistant Head of Foundation after working at Bristol City ...... Read Article »

Maric helps U21s to friendly win

Swans cruise to 4-0 win over Bath University

Swansea City Under-21s secured a 4-0 friendly win over Bath University at Landore Training Ground on Monday. Goals from Adnan Maric, Tom Holland and Botti Biabi in the first half were rounded off by top scorer Oliver McBurnie on the hour mark. It proved a good test ahead of the...... Read Article »

Trust host fundraising quiz

The Trust are inviting teams to enter their quiz at Vesuvio's to win tickets to the Stoke game

The Community Trust will next week be hosting a fundraising pub quiz at Pizzeria Vesuvio’s, with tickets for our next home game up for grabs. Next Thursday, on October 15th, the Trust will be testing teams’ knowledge on the Swans in the local Italian restaurant, with the winning...... Read Article »

Scholars defeated away at Chelsea

Chelsea U18s 5 - 0 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s went down 5-0 away to a dominant Chelsea side in Premier League South on Saturday. The young Swans defended well in the opening ten minutes of the game but the home side broke the deadlock soon after through midfielder Mukhtar Ali. The scholars responded ...... Read Article »

Soccer Camp success

Youngster graduates from Camps to Development Centre after impressing coaches

A budding young footballer, who attended many Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps, has been accepted into the U9s squad at the Development Centre. After impressing his coaches with his talent and sheer dedication, James Thomas has graduated from attending the Soccer Camps ...... Read Article »

Trust enters PL Enterprise Challenge for first time

Three local schools will compete to represent the Club in a national business competition

The Community Trust’s PL Enterprise project will this year enter the Premier League Enterprise Challenge for the first time. Run in partnership with Sport Relief, the competition was introduced in 2009 and since then, over 8,000 young people aged between 13 and 17 have taken par...... Read Article »

SwansAid funds help local homeless sports programme

SYSHP have used their grant to purchase football and yoga equipment

The Community Trust, accompanied by Lee Trundle, last week presented the Swansea Young Single Homeless Project (SYSHP) with their SwansAid cheque. The event followed similar presentations to an array of organisations including a community skate park, a local football club and a ...... Read Article »

Cygnets invited to enter Christmas card competition

Cyril is calling on Cygnets to submit their Christmas designs for a chance to become the first, official Cygnet Christmas card

It's true it's only the beginning of October, but Cyril, along with The Community Trust, are already getting into a festive mood and are inviting Cygnets to enter their first Christmas card competition. Last week, the Trust launched the competitiong, exclusively for Cygnet membe...... Read Article »

SUTS achieves first year success

Locals improve their employability with Sign Up To Success

Starting as a pilot programme, Sign Up To Success (SUTS) has lived up to its name in its first year. Providing intensive and tailored support to young people who are experiencing difficulty with regards to moving into work, SUTS has recorded impressive first year figures. Throu...... Read Article »

Llewellyn hails U18s defensive display

Swans U18s 0 - 0 Arsenal U18s

A double save from Under-18s goalkeeper Lewis Thomas in the final minutes helped Swansea City earn a hard fought point at home to Arsenal in Premier League South on Saturday afternoon. The young Swans stood-up to the Gunners attack straight from the kick-off as Arsenal looked to...... Read Article »

SwansAid funds put to good use

We caught up with previous SwansAid winners to see how they've put the funds to good use

Applications for SwansAid are now open and if you were thinking about applying, we couldn’t urge you to do so enough. As the Swans line up against Everton, the Community Trust’s grant giving pot will be back in action with the next round of applications opening the same day. Tw...... Read Article »

Trust launches Girls 4 Sport Swansea

The new project will engage with, and develop, girls in the Swansea area focusing on football, rugby, hockey and netball

This week, The Community Trust launched a new project aimed solely at girls. The tenth project to be added to the Trust’s roster, Girls 4 Sport Swansea is a brand new scheme that delivers a range of sport coaching to girls aged between 9-11 years of age. A project led by Swanse...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise aiming to build on positive debut

The scheme is hoping for a successful second year after being well received in the community

After a successful debut year, the Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise Project returns for a second season, building on the achievements of the first 10 courses. Working with over 200 young people in schools across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend, Premier League ...... Read Article »

U18s PREVIEW: Swans v Arsenal

Swans scholars face Gunners at Landore

Swansea City Under-18s face Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League at Landore Training Ground on Saturday morning (11am). The Gunners lie fourth in the southern table after winning their last game 5-3 at home to rivals Spurs. Meanwhile, Swansea’s scholars will be looking to bui...... Read Article »

Local PTA benefit from SwansAid

Penllergaer Primary School were awarded £2,000 to fund a new community fitness trail

Lee Trundle and Linden Jones of the Trust recently presented a local school’s parent teacher association with their SwansAid grant. Winning £2,000 through the Club’s grant giving pot, Penllergaer Primary PTA have used the funds to install a fitness trail within the school ground...... Read Article »

Rangel joins in with PL Kicks

Lending a hand at a Kicks session in Townhill, Rangel also presented them with their SwansAid cheque

The Community Trust were this week given a helping hand at one of their Premier League Kicks sessions by Angel Rangel. As the project’s Player Ambassador, Rangel attended the event to join in with training and to present a funding cheque to The Hill Community Development Trust; ...... Read Article »

Baglan Boys and Girls Club presented with £10,000

A local sports club were last night officially awarded their SwansAid grant that has funded a new pitch

The Community Trust last night presented Baglan Boys and Girls Club with their SwansAid cheque for £10,000. Winning the grant last April, the Club have used the funds to replace an old and unsafe astroturf with a new 3G surface and they couldn’t be happier about it. “When we fo...... Read Article »

Richards: U21s lucky to draw

Newcastle U21s 1 - 1 Swans U21s

Swansea City Under-21s held on to secure a hard fought point against Newcastle United at Whitley Park on Monday afternoon. The Swans defended well in the first-half to keep the score goalless at half-time. Newcastle striker Ivan Toney broke deadlock for the home side after an h...... Read Article »

Brave Swans lose away at Villa

Aston Villa U18s 4-2 Swans U18s

A spirited fight-back could not stop Swansea City Under-18s falling to a 4-2 defeat away at Aston Villa in Premier League South on Saturday afternoon. The scholars found themselves two goals behind after a quarter of an hour at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground as the home side too...... Read Article »

Community Skatepark receives SwansAid grant

The Community Urban Skills Project used their funds to purchase new safety equipment

The Community Trust presented a winner of the previous round of SwansAid applications with their cheque at a local skate park this week. The Community Urban Skills Project, organised at Swansea’s Exist Skate Park, applied for, and won a grant of £2,000 with the aim of developing...... Read Article »

Richards hails Under-21s' performance

Swans U21s 3-2 Wolves U21s

Swansea City Under-21s fought to secure their third win of the season in Premier League Division Two with a 3-2 victory over an experienced Wolves side at Landore on Monday night. The Swans made a dream start and broke the deadlock after just two minutes when Oliver McBurnie hea...... Read Article »

SwansAid present funds to table tennis club

This month the Trust will present cheques to the previous round of winners starting in Penlan

The Community Trust last night made the first cheque presentation to the winners of the previous round of SwansAid winners. Presenting the cheque of £2,000 to Penlan Table Tennis Club was Helen Elton, the Assistant Head of Community for the Trust, accompanied by Club Ambassador ...... Read Article »

Under-18s slip to defeat at Landore

Swans U18s 1 - 3 Southampton U18s

Swansea City Under-18s fell to their fifth defeat of the season at home to Southampton on Saturday following a 3-1 loss at Landore. Despite a bright start from the scholars it was Southampton who broke the deadlock halfway through the first-half when Olofela Olohola's cross was ...... Read Article »

SwansAid applications are now open

With £25,000 up for grabs

Applications for SwansAid are once again open, with a total of up to £25,000 worth of grants up for grabs. If your organisation or charity supports and encourages children, young people and disabled people to get involved in sport, no matter what sport that may be, you could be ...... Read Article »

Host families wanted

. . . to provide accommodation for apprentice players

Swansea City are seeking host families to provide living accommodation for our academy apprentice players. Families would ideally be located within reasonable distance of Landore Training Ground in Plasmarl, Swansea. We are also seeking a family who can host an academy player wh...... Read Article »

Swans launch female academy alongside NPTC

Girls aged 16-19 set to play in English Colleges League

Swansea City have teamed up with Neath Port Talbot College to launch an elite female football academy based between Landore Training Ground and Llandarcy Academy of Sport.  The female academy will offer young women aged between 16-19 the opportunity to study with NPTC and play f...... Read Article »

Swans U21s lose out away to Derby

Derby U21s 2 - 1 Swans U21s

Swansea City Under-21s surrendered a second-half lead as a late Derby double saw the visitors lose 2-1 in their Premier League Division Two clash at Ste George's Park on Monday night. The Swans took the lead 12 minutes after the break when striker Oliver McBurnie headed home his...... Read Article »

Ramsay hails Under-18s' battling performance

Norwich U18s 1 - 1 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s came from a goal down to earn their first point of the campaign thanks to a 1-1 draw at Norwich.  A young Swans side – missing five key players – defended well in the first-half to soak-up a number of chances from the home team. Swans keeper Lewis Thomas ...... Read Article »

Signing Up To Success: Thomas' Story

After completing a SUTS course, Thomas found sustainable employment

Over the course of its first year, each of the four courses run by Sign Up To Success recorded positive ratings, but one of the most successful was Hirwaun’s. With 59% of the learners partaking in the course finding employment, it recorded one of the highest rates and shows what...... Read Article »

SUTS achieves first year success

Locals improve their employability with Sign Up To Success

Starting as a pilot programme, Sign Up To Success (SUTS) has been just that in its first year. Providing intensive and tailored support to young people who are experiencing difficulty with regards to moving into work, SUTS has recorded impressive first year figures. Throughout ...... Read Article »

Junior side presented with new kits

Evans & Williams U7s awarded new kits by SwansAid

The Community Trust yesterday presented a local junior football team with kits for the coming season, after they won them through SwansAid. During a training session at Penygaer Playing Fields, the young Evans & Williams FC side - known as the ‘Albies’ – was the latest team to b...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches Ziggies

The Club's charity takes its number of programme to 10 with the arrival of Ziggies

The Community Trust continues its growth this season with the launch of its latest programme, Ziggies. Ziggies, a proven family engagement tool for children aged between 3-8, becomes the tenth programme run by the Trust and will be rolled out soon. With the aim of giving parent...... Read Article »

SwansAid to present grants

The Trust awards funds ahead of the next round of applications

With the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League now well underway, the Swans are back in action, but so is SwansAid, with the latest round of winners set to be presented with their funds this Autumn. The latest round, chosen in April, saw the Trust award £10,000 to Baglan Boys and Girl...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer Royal defeat

Swans U18s 1 - 5 Reading

Swansea City Under-18s difficult start to category one football continued on Saturday afternoon as they fell to a 5-1 defeat at home to top-of-the-table Reading. A young Swans side - which included three Under-16s players - controlled the majority of the first-half and could hav...... Read Article »

U11s come fourth at International Cup

Young Swans impress at Bath tournament

Players from Swans Academy’s under-11s and under-12s have finished fourth at an International Cup tournament against sides from across Europe. Swansea joined teams from England, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania at the tournament run by the Premier League. The young Swans wo...... Read Article »

Academy games this weekend

Swans face Reading home and away

Swansea City Under-18s go in search of their first points in the Premier League South Division at home to Reading (1pm at Landore Training Ground). At the same time Swans Under-16s will be looking to bounce back from their defeat away at Fulham last weekend. The Under-15s trave... Read Article »

Signing Up To Success: Joe's Story

Sign Up To Success aims to help people like Joe to overcome the barriers they encounter to full time employment

The work that the Community Trust does, doesn’t solely revolve around sport and encouraging people to get active; we also aim to tackle other issues, such as unemployment and helping people like Joe Corey Withers. Joe enrolled in the Trust’s Sign Up To Success project with the a...... Read Article »

Girls development sides dominate season opener

...earning two wins and a draw away at Yeovil

Swans girls development sides start the season with two dominating wins and a draw away at Yeovil. The under-12 team drew their first ever game 4-4 against the Glovers. Meanwhile the under-14 and under-16 sides recorded dominating 7-1 and 9-1 wins respectively. Swans girls dev...... Read Article »

Samuel makes Morton loan move

U21s striker joins Scottish Championship side

Swansea City youngster Alex Samuel has joined Scottish Championship side Morton on loan until January 9. The 19-year-old striker will spend the next four months with Morton – who won the Scottish League One title last season - as he aims to gain his first experience of senior fo...... Read Article »

Young tennis players represent Swans at national tournament

A group of tennis enthusiasts competed in the annual Premier League 4 Sport Tennis Competition in London this summer

The Premier League 4 Sport programme reached its climax this summer as a group of young tennis enthusiasts travelled down to London to take part it in the annual Premier League 4 Sport Tennis competition.  Cory Choudhury, Elanor Pearce, Joseff Nicholls-De-Freitas and Menna Woold...... Read Article »

Hearty Lives participants rewarded

Those who successfully completed the Swans Health Challenge received a shirt and a stadium tour

The latest participants to complete the Swans Health Challenge were recently presented with their shirt during a tour of the stadium. The 12 week programme, organised by Hearty Lives at Neath YMCA, sees the participants working towards achieving a health related goal and those w...... Read Article »

Young Swans invited to sign up to Cygnets

Join for just £10 for an array of benefits and perks

Swansea City’s Cygnets Club is the Official Junior Fan Club of the Swans exclusively for children aged 0-15. For just a £10 joining fee your child can benefit from a wide range of member perks such as a free, exclusive Swansea City watch, a birthday card from their favourite pla...... Read Article »

Kicks trip to Fire Service College

The Trust's Kicks project lended a hand in training local young fire fighters

Swansea City Community Trust's Kicks project staff joined Mid and West Wales Fire Service on their annual summer trip to the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire last week. The two day trip consisted of the young fire fighters getting stuck in with a variety of different team...... Read Article »

U21s dominate to beat Stoke

Swans U21s 2-0 Stoke U21s

A goal in each half from Oliver McBurnie secured Swansea City Under-21s second win in Premier League Division Two at Landore on Monday night. The Swans striker opening the scoring ten minutes into the first-half, turning well to fire home from a corner. McBurnie doubled the lead ...... Read Article »

Darame strike not enough for young Swans

Fulham U18s 2-1 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s fell to a narrow defeat away at Fulham in the Barclays U18 Premier League on Saturday afternoon.  Fulham hit the post in the first-half before Swans defender Dan Jefferies saw his header blocked on the line.  The home side took the lead after 20 minutes a...... Read Article »

Former Wales international Jones returns to inspire young Swans

Matt aims to inspire next generation of Swans

Matt Jones is back at Swansea City helping to inspire the next generation of young players on and off the field at the club's academy.  The Welsh international – who made 13 appearances for the national team – recently worked with the under-13s side to help them win a pre-season...... Read Article »

Academy makes coaching changes

New roles for Richards, Toshack, Ramsey and Llewellyn

Swansea City has carried out a reshuffle in its Academy coaching team as part of an on-going review process aimed at securing Category One status.  The Under-21 squad will now be coached by Lead Coach Gary Richards and Cameron Toshack, who step up from the Under-18s. They will w...... Read Article »

Local schools represent Swans in London

Two schools from Swansea headed to London for a Premier League tournament

On the 21st May 2015 Ysgol Y Dderwen of Carmarthen and Ysgol Cwmtawe (Pontardawe) represented Swansea City at the annual Premier League Schools Tournament held at White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur accompanied by Swansea City FC  Community Trust  Coaches Ceri Phillips...... Read Article »

Freestyle Swans soccer skills star goes viral

Young internet sensation invited to the Liberty

Swans fan Jacob Mason has become an internet sensation after showing off his fantastic football skills on a YouTube video which has gone viral. Helen Elton, Assistant Head of Swansea City AFC Community Trust, spotted the video online and invited 12 year old Jacob down to the Li...... Read Article »

New Player Ambassadors announced

Each of our project's now has its own Player Ambassador

As a football club, our local community is at the heart of who we are and the club’s involvement with grassroots projects is set to increase this season with the announcement of new Player Ambassadors for each of our projects. With a grand total of ten projects now running, that...... Read Article »

Adams pleased with first U21s win

Brighton U21s 0-1 Swans U21s

Swansea City Under-21s earned their first win in the Barclays U21s Premier League Division Two at the AMEX Stadium on Monday night. Debutant Oliver McBurnie scored his first goal since joining the club from Bradford in the summer after the 19-year-old headed home Raheem Hanley's...... Read Article »

U18s hit for six against Seagulls

Brighton U18s 6 - 0 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s suffered a six goal defeat away to Brighton in the Barclays U18s Premier League on Saturday. Frontman Liam Edwards alongside wingers Causso Darame and Brandon Griffiths all had chances in front of goal in the first half. But it was the home side who broke...... Read Article »

4v4 Football League Kicks off next month

PLKicks launches new youth football league at Cefn Hengoed

Swansea City’s Premier League Kicks project is back next month with a new local 4v4 league. Running on Friday nights, between 6-7pm, at Cefn Hengoed Leisure Centre, we are inviting squads of up to six players, both boys and girls, aged between 13 and 16 years old, to take part. ...... Read Article »

Local team boosted by SwansAid kits

Ynystawe FC’s U11 team receive new kits for next season

A local team of youngsters trained for the first time in their new kit provided for by SwansAid this week after winning the grant’s support last season. Ynystawe FC’s U11, who train at Morriston Comprehensive School, applied for the kits last season as part of the SwansAid and w...... Read Article »

Foundation teams win London festival

U9s and U10s win pre-season tournament

Swansea City's Under-9 and Under-10 teams beat off competition from two London clubs to win a football festival at the weekend. The festival hosted by QPR, saw the young Swans also play Millwall. All three teams entered two sides into the round-robin tournament with the U9s play... Read Article »

U21s Fixture Change

Derby County game moved to Monday

Swansea City Under-21s have had next months Premier League Division Two fixture away at Derby County moved. The Swans will now face the rams youngsters on Monday 14th September at St Georges Park with a 7pm Kick-off instead of Sunday. The side next face Brighton away on Monday ... Read Article »

Swans youngsters help Kick off new season

Members of PL Kicks programme compete in national tournament

A group of youngsters from Swansea’s Premier League Kicks project got the new season off to a winning start after competing in a national tournament last Wednesday in London.   As the first whistles blew across the UK on Saturday afternoon, The Barclays Premier League kicked ...... Read Article »

Swans unlucky to lose, says Adams

Swans U21s 1 - 2 West Brom U21s

Swansea City Under-21s fell to a narrow defeat in their first category one game at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night, a late goal from West Brom snatching a point from the young Swans after and entertaining end-to-end match. A stunning West Brom free-kick from Adil Nabi was can...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer opening-day defeat to Leicester

Swans U18s 1-2 Leicester City U18s

The Under-18s suffered a defeat in their first Barclays U18 Premier League game as Leicester City grabbed a 2-1 win at Landore. The Swans took a first-half lead through Liam Edwards' goal just past the half-hour mark, but the Foxes hit back in the second half to earn all three p...... Read Article »

Under-18s prepare for Leicester City test

New league season gets underway at Landore on Saturday

The Under-18s kick-off their debut season in the Barclays U18 Premier League South with a home game against Leicester City at Landore on Saturday (11am). The young Swans go into the opening weekend off the back of a tough pre-season which saw the squad play four games in six day...... Read Article »

U18s end pre-season with draw away at Chelsea

Chelsea U18s 1-1 Swans U18s

Swansea City under-18s ended their pre-season schedule with a well-earned 1-1 draw away at Chelsea on Wednesday afternoon at Cobham training ground. The young Swans welcomed back a number of players who recently played-up with the under-21s this pre-season, Adnan Maric and Steph...... Read Article »

Ticket information for U21s opener

... development squad face West Brom at the Liberty Stadium on Monday

Tickets for the Under-21s' home game against West Bromwich Albion are now on sale. The development squad's first category one game will be played at the Liberty Stadium on Monday, August 10 (7pm). Only the West Stand will be open for this fixture match with tickets priced at ju...... Read Article »

U21s lose final pre-season friendly away at Yeovil

Yeovil Town 3 - 2 Swans Under-21s

Swansea City Under-21s ended their pre-season with a defeat away at Yeovil Town's first team on Tuesday evening at Huish Park. Yeovil started brightly, two early chances for Jamie Burrows and Matthew Dolan were well kept out by Josh Vickers in the Swans goal. Despite the home si...... Read Article »

Swans youngsters face final pre-season games

...as U21s and U18s face Yeovil and Chelsea

Swansea City Under-21s are back in action this Tuesday evening against League Two side Yeovil Town at Huish Park (7.45pm ko). The Under-21s began their pre-season programme with a 3-1 defeat against Merthyr Town last month before a 2-2 draw against Conference side Wrexham. The ...... Read Article »

Czech tour perfect preparation for new U18 season, says Richards

Swans youngsters benefit from Prague tournament

Gary Richards believes Swansea City Under-18s' participation in the Generali CEE Cup in the Czech Republic has got the squad into a competitive mindset ahead of the new season.  The team arrived back in Wales on Thursday night after playing four games in six days in Prague, open...... Read Article »

Under-18s end Czech tour with win

Swans U18s 1 - 0 SK Slavia Prague

Swansea City under-18s ended their tour of the Czech Republic on a high on Tuesday afternoon winning their final ranking match 1-0 over SK Slavia Prague’s under-19s. The result means the young Swans finish 9th overall in the Generali CEE Cup with two wins, a draw and a defeat du...... Read Article »

Richards hails ‘important win’ for under-18s

…following cup play-off win in Prague

Gary Richards labelled Swansea City under-18s victory in the play-offs of the Generali CEE Cup as an ‘important’ step in their pre-season programme. The scholars beat Hungarian side Vasas Kubala Academy 2-0 in Prague on Sunday afternoon to earn their first win of the pre-season....... Read Article »

Prague trip helping U18s gel, says Richards

Young Swans into to play-off phase of CEE Cup

Gary Richards believes Swansea City under-18s time in the Czech Republic is helping blend the squad together ahead of the new season. Despite a well-earned 3-3 draw against Macedonian side Pandev Academy on Thursday followed by a 3-1 loss against local Czech side FC Bohemians 19...... Read Article »

Swans under-18s head to Czech Republic for pre-season tournament

…scholars face four games in CEE Cup

Gary Richards believes Swans-U18s trip to the Czech Republic this week will be a great opportunity for the scholars to develop and prepare for the 2015-16 season in category one football.  The squad fly out to Prague on Wednesday to take part in the annual CEE Cup which includes...... Read Article »

Under-21s held to draw by Wrexham

Swans U21s 2-2 Wrexham

The Under-21s were held to a 2-2 draw by Conference side Wrexham in their latest pre-season friendly at Landore. Captained by midfielder Leon Britton, the home side found themselves a goal down after just three minutes as Lee Fowler's corner from the left was headed in by Connor...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer friendly defeat to Dagenham

Swans U18s 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge U18

The Under-18s' pre-season programme began with defeat as they went down 1-0 against Dagenham and Redbridge. The visitors made a bright start at Landore and came close on two occasions before the hosts settled into the contest. Swans midfielder Ben Jones saw a fierce drive tippe...... Read Article »

Under-21s suffer friendly defeat to Merthyr

Merthyr Town 3 - 1 Swans U21s

The Under-21s went down to a 3-1 defeat against Merthyr Town as their pre-season campaign got underway. Prior to kick-off at Penydarren Park, Academy Manager Nigel Rees and Merthyr's chief executive, Rob Price, were pictured on the pitch following the partnership between the two...... Read Article »

Swans begin partnership with Merthyr Town Academy

Link-up will help develop young players and coaches

Swansea City have today launched a partnership with Merthyr Town’s academy to help develop young players and coaches. The link-up will see Swansea City work in conjunction with staff at the Southern Football League Premier Division side to co-ordinate the running of a developmen...... Read Article »

Under-18 fixtures announced

U18s start season at home to Leicester City

The Under-18s will participate in the Barclays Under-18 Premier League South for the 2015-16 season. AUGUST Sat 8: Leicester City (H) - Fairwood (12pm) Sat 15: Brighton (A) - AMEX Elite Performance Centre (11am) Sat 22: Fulham (A) - Motspur Park (11am) SEPTEMBER Sat 5: Read... Read Article »

Under-21 fixtures announced

See where the development squad play in 2015-16

The Under-21s will participate in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Division Two for the 2015-16 season. AUGUST Mon 10: West Brom (H) - Landore (6.30pm) Mon 17: Brighton (A) - Amex Stadium (7pm) Mon 24: Stoke City (H) - Landore (6.30pm) SEPTEMBER Sun 13: Derby County (A)...... Read Article »

Swans Academy to play Category One fixtures

Premier League's boost for U21s and U18s

Swansea City’s Academy has been given an early boost with news that the club will play Category One fixtures at both U21 and U18 level this coming season.  Although the club is continuing to work towards securing full Category One status, the Premier League has promoted the Swan...... Read Article »

Development and girls summer soccer camps announced

...book your place online now

Swansea City Development and girls Soccer Camps return this July and August to six locations across South Wales.  Coaches from Swans Academy and Development Centre will deliver football sessions over five weeks, helping young players’ develop their skills for just £10 per day.  ...... Read Article »

Swans summer soccer camps now available

Book your place at 10 locations online now!

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this July and August to 10 locations across South Wales.  Coaches from Swans Community Trust schools project will deliver football sessions for four weeks across South Wales, helping young players’ develop their skills for just £1...... Read Article »

Academy players donate their fines

U18s donate to Gary Speed Trust fund

Swansea City’s Under-18s players have donated their fines from the last six months of the 2014-15 season to the Gary Speed Trust Fund. Academy players Owain Jones, Joe Rodon and Jack Evans handed over the cheque for £200 to former Welsh international and family friend Matt Jones...... Read Article »

Swans join NPTC to launch female academy

Information event on Friday 12th June

Swansea City have teamed up with Neath Port Talbot College to launch an elite female football academy based between Landore Training Ground and Llandarcy Academy of Sport. The female Academy will offer young women between ages 16 and 19 the opportunity to study with NPTC group a...... Read Article »

Academy players offered pro contracts

Three players get pro Swans deals

Swansea City have offered three of its Youth Academy scholars their first professional contracts at the Liberty. After impressing in the club’s youth setup this campaign, Owain Jones has been offered a two-year deal while Kyle Copp and Stephen Fallon have both been offered one-y...... Read Article »

U21s crowned development league two champions

Swans U21s 3-2 Huddersfield U21s

The Under-21s were crowned Development League Two champions following a hard-fought victory over Huddersfield at the Liberty Stadium. Huddersfield took the lead when Flo Bojaj headed home from a free kick before Alex Samuel equalised with a close-range header before the break. ... Read Article »

Under-14s & U12s head to Holland

Squads to play teams from across Europe

Swans Academy Under-14s and Under-12s head to Holland this week to face some of Europe’s best young teams in the DSO Cup. Both age groups will face teams from European countries including Holland, Slovakia and Belgium before progressing into the knock-out stages of the competiti...... Read Article »

Host families needed

...for Swans apprentices

Swansea City is looking for host families to provide living accommodation for new apprentices studying and training at Swans Academy. Families MUST be based within a reasonable distance of Liberty Stadium and Landore training ground and able to look after young players aged 16 t... Read Article »

U21s play-off final at Liberty Stadium

Swans face Huddersfield on Wednesday

The Under-21s' play-off final against Huddersfield Town will be played at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday, May 13 (kick-off 7.30pm). The development squad booked their place in the final following a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday. Entry ...... Read Article »

Swans win penalty drama to reach play-off final

Forest U21s 3 - 3 Swans U21s (4-5 penalties)

The Under-21s secured a penalty shoot-out victory against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground as they booked a place in this season's play-off final. Forest had much the better of the first half and stormed into a two-goal lead thanks to strikes from Jorge Grant and James Thorn...... Read Article »

U21s face Forest in play-offs

Forest U21s v Swans U21s Preview

The Under-21s go in search of a place in this year's Development League final when they face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Wednesday (7pm). The Swans finished second in Development League Two South - six points behind Crystal Palace - while Forest topped the North divi... Read Article »

U9s clinch cup in Poland

Foundation squad unbeaten in APN tournament

Swans Academy Under-9s beat off competition from around Europe to win the 2015 APN Football Cup in Poland this weekend. The Academy Foundation squad topped their group by five points after winning nine out of their 10 matches and scoring 50 goals during the two days of games. U...... Read Article »

VIDEO - Watch highlights of Swans U19s FAW Youth Cup win

Young Swans end season on a high

The Under-19s lifted the FAW Youth Cup for the sixth straight season following victory over Cardiff City. It means the Swans have now won the competition on nine occasions after a 3-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium. And our Swans TV cameras were on hand to capture all the pre-... Read Article »

Swans U19s win FAW Youth Cup

Cardiff U19s 1-3 Swans U19s

The Under-19s lifted the FAW Youth Cup for the sixth straight season following victory over Cardiff City. The Swans got off to a perfect start at the Cardiff City Stadium as Keston Davies headed home inside two minutes. The Bluebirds reacted well and goalkeeper Lewis Thomas had...... Read Article »

FAW Youth Cup final preview

Swans U19s face Cardiff tonight

The Under-19s go in search of a sixth straight FAW Youth Cup crown when they face Cardiff City on Thursday (7pm). The young Swans head to the Cardiff City Stadium on the back of a positive season in Development League Two South - including a run to the fifth round of this year's...... Read Article »

Under-9s head to Poland

Foundation squad to take on European challenge

Swans Academy under-9s head to Poland this week to face teams from across Europe in the APN Football Cup 2015. The team will be the youngest Swansea City have taken on football tour with the Academy foundation phase facing the likes of Legia Warsaw’s under-9s, Czech side Slavia ...... Read Article »

U19s prepare for Thursday's FAW Youth Cup final

Tickets available for clash at The Cardiff City Stadium

Swansea City will defend their FAW Youth Cup title against Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium this Thursday, April 30 (7pm KO).  The Swans, who have won the FAW Youth Cup for the past five seasons, convincingly beat The New Saints 6-1 in the final at the Liberty last April...... Read Article »

U21s draw final league game of season

Swans U21s 0 - 0 Ipswich Town U21s

The Under-21s ended their league season with a point following a goalless draw against Ipswich at Landore. The home side had the better chances of an even first half as Henry Jones and Stephen Fallon both came close. But they couldn't find a winner in the second half as the dev...... Read Article »

Walking football creating healthier lives

Get involved in the latest Hearty Lives project

A new scheme in Neath Port Talbot, jointly run by Swans Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project, is helping people stay healthy – cutting the risk of heart disease. Walking football aims to get more people who are interested in sport, active and involved with exercise. The progr...... Read Article »

U21s secure play-off place

Cardiff U21s 0 - 1 Swans U21s

The Under-21s sealed a place in this season's play-offs after a narrow victory over Cardiff. Top scorer Kenji Gorre's goal proved to be the difference, his deflected shot looping over Ben Wilson midway through the first half. Cardiff were reduced to ten men before the interval ... Read Article »

Swans captain backs Premier League Reading Stars

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams this week joined Primary school children in Swansea, encouraging them about the importance of reading. The 30-year-old joined Swans club ambassador Lee Trundle at Ynystawe Primary school to promote work the club is doing with the Premier Leag...... Read Article »

Under-18s end season with defeat

Charlton U18s 2 - 0 Swans U18s

The Under-18s ended their league campaign with a defeat as they went down 2-0 against table-topping Charlton. The home side were looking to keep pace at the top of Development League Two South, while the Swans wanted to halt a run of four straight defeats. However, they found t... Read Article »

Academy players get Wales call-ups

Eleven players get international calls

Four Academy players have been called up to the Wales Under-19 squad for an international friendly against Germany this month. Lewis Thomas, Joe Rodon, Dylan Thomas and Dan James have all been included in Geraint Williams' squad for the game in Nordhorn on Tuesday, April 21. Me...... Read Article »

Trunds celebrates Kicks anniversary

PLKicks celebrates 5 years

Community Trust project Premier League Kicks celebrated its fifth anniversary this week with Swans club ambassador Lee Trundle joining the celebrations in Pontardawe. Kicks is a self-funded project, set-up and jointly run by Swans community trust and the local community, creatin...... Read Article »

Swans slip to defeat at home to Millwall

Swans U21s 0 - 1 Millwall U21s

The Under-21s suffered only their second home defeat of the season as Millwall claimed all three points at the Liberty Stadium. The hosts had the better of the first half and came close through both Henry Jones and Kenji Gorre, while Jamie Philpot hit the woodwork for the visito... Read Article »

U21s host Millwall at Liberty tonight

Young Swans chase play-off place

The Under-21s are back in action tonight as they take on Millwall at the Liberty Stadium (6.30pm). The development squad are currently second in the Development League Two South table with just three league games left to play. Crystal Palace leapfrogged the Swans into top spot ...... Read Article »

U21s continue play-off push at Liberty Stadium

Tickets now on sale

Tickets for Swansea City's Under-21 clash with Millwall are now on sale. The Swans U21s return to Liberty Stadium to face Millwall in their Development League Two South fixture on Monday, April 13 with a kick-off time of 6.30pm. The Under-21s sit top of the league table with th...... Read Article »

Coaches hail South African experience

U19s depart Cape Town

Cameron Toshack and Gary Richards both hailed the Under-19s’ trip to South Africa as a great success and believe the experience will be invaluable for their development. The travelling party fly home to the UK from Cape Town tonight following participation in this year’s Metropo...... Read Article »

U19s bow out of Metropolitan Cup

Swans lose 6-5 on penalties

The Under-19s bowed out of the Metropolitan Premier Cup following a penalty shoot-out defeat against JL Zwane on Saturday afternoon. The squad progressed to the knockout stage following a 1-1 draw against the University of Stellenbosch earlier in the day. After going behind aft...... Read Article »

Swans suffer defeat in Cape Town

Swans U19 1 - 3 Harmony Academy

An impressive second-half performance from Harmony Academy saw the South African side secure a 3-1 victory over the Swans at Erica Park. The Under-19s made four changes to the team that beat Battswood, with Lewis Thomas – who joined the travelling party on Thursday – replacing G...... Read Article »

U19s make perfect start in South Africa

Swans U19s 4 - 0 Battswood

Swans under-19s top group C after a superb 4-0 win over Cape Town side Battswood in their opening game of the Metropolitan Premier Cup. Midfielder Tom Dyson opened the scoring in the first-half before goals from Kyle Copp, Dan James and Liam Cullen sealed the win in the second p...... Read Article »

Swans coaches ‘leaving legacy in South Africa’

Around 500 children & coaches reached by Swans football workshops

Swans Academy coaching staff have ended week one in South Africa by leaving a lasting legacy according to Head of Coaching, David Adams. A team of five coaches have been working with young football teams and their staff in Cape Town – from a grass roots to league level. With wo...... Read Article »

U21s return to top spot

Swans U21s 2 -1 Leeds U21s

Swans Under-21s returned to the top of Development League Two South after coming from behind to beat Leeds United 2-1 at the Liberty.  The young Swans, who were missing a number of key players due to international call-ups and loan commitments, fell behind after Brian Montenegro...... Read Article »

Swans begin coaching in South Africa

Academy staff hold workshops with local Cape Town clubs

Swansea City Academy coaches have begun their two-week trip to South Africa by working with two football clubs in the Cape Town area.  Five academy coaches have this week trained young players from age six through to an under-19 level at SA League 1 side Milano United and amateu...... Read Article »

Swans land in South Africa

Academy coaches begin links with local children & coaches

Swansea City have this week begun to build football links in South Africa. A team from Swans Academy coaching staff arrived in Cape Town on Monday to begin a week of coaching sessions with school children at local football clubs across the city. Academy staff will also be hosti...... Read Article »

Watch Swans U21s play at Liberty

Tickets now on sale

Tickets for Swansea City's Under-21 clash with Leeds United are now on sale. The Swans U21s return to Liberty Stadium to face Leeds in their Development League Two South fixture on Monday, March 30 with a kick-off time of 6.30pm. The Under-21s currently sit top of the league ta...... Read Article »

Young Swans ease into FAW Youth Cup final

Bala Town U19s 0 - 7 Swans U19s

The Under-19s eased into the final of the FAW Youth Cup following a comfortable victory over Bala Town at Latham Park. After an even opening period, the Swans took the lead as Kyle Copp finished off a fine counter attacking move with a fierce half volley. And they doubled their...... Read Article »

Under-21s stay top after draw

Swans U21s 0-0 Bristol City U21s

The Under-21s stayed top of Development League Two South despite being held to a goalless draw by Bristol City. In a tight contest, chances were at a premium in the opening period but the visitors did hit the woodwork through Connor Evans. The Swans enjoyed the better of an ope... Read Article »

Swans Under-19s set for South Africa tour

Academy side to play in Metropolitan Premier Cup

Swansea City are be heading to South Africa this Easter to feature in the Metropolitan Under-19 Premier Cup.  An Academy Under-19s side will be travelling to Cape Town on March 29 to take part in the 27th edition of the competition.  The 32-team tournament at Erica Park feature...... Read Article »

Under-18s lose at home to Ipswich

Swans U18s 2 - 4 Ipswich U18s

The Under-18s suffered their first defeat in seven matches on Saturday after being beaten by Ipswich at Fairwood. After a positive first half, the home side found themselves behind at the break but they hit back immediately after the restart with a fine Dan James goal. However,...... Read Article »

Girls development side take derby spoils

Swans Girls U14s 3 - 0 Cardiff Girls U14s

A Swans girls development side took an impressive win over Cardiff in only their second ever game at Landore training ground on Wednesday. The under-14s overcame a nervous start to dominate the play with the deadlock broken through forward Aneeka Bardsley, her neat dribbling bea...... Read Article »

Wales rugby legend Shane Williams signs up for SwansAid soccer match

Soccer AM's Tubes also adds his name to celebrity list

Wales rugby legend Shane Williams has today confirmed he is the latest name to sign up for May’s celebrity soccer match.  He’s joined by Soccer AM star Peter “Tubes” Dale who also makes his debut in the game at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, May 31.  Williams, who began playing...... Read Article »

Swans launch link with two Valley schools

Swansea City have launched a coaching partnership with two schools in the Welsh Valleys. Students from Treorchy Comprehensive School and St John Baptist Church In Wales High School in Aberdare will both benefit from coaching and skills sessions with Swans Academy. Academy coach...... Read Article »

Under-18s held to draw by Bristol City

Swans U18s 2 - 2 Bristol City U18s

The Under-18s were held to a 2-2 draw against Bristol City at Landore last weekend. A Joe Rodon header put the home side ahead before City levelled with a 25 yard free kick before the interval. The visitors went ahead via the penalty spot in the second period, but Swansea came ...... Read Article »

U18s at home to Bristol City

young Swans go in search of third straight win

The Under-18s will be looking for a third straight league win when they face Bristol City on Saturday (11am). The young Swans will also be looking to build on last weekend's 2-0 victory over Millwall, with goals from Kyle Copp and Dan James handing the home side all three points...... Read Article »

SwansAid funding helps buy adapted tricycles for disabled children

£1,200 grant gives children's therapy centre a financial boost

A children's therapy centre in Swansea has benefited from a £1,200 cheque courtesy of SwansAid.  The Therapy for Swansea Kids centre at Singleton Hospital received the funding during a visit by Swansea City Community Trust’s Linden Jones and Swans club ambassador Lee Trundle.  ...... Read Article »

U21s unbeaten run ended in Essex

Colchester U21s 5-2 Swans U21s

The Under-21s saw their unbeaten run come to an end following a 5-2 defeat against Colchester on Monday. In an open first half, the home side led through an early Dion Sembie-Ferris strike before Raheem Hanley levelled with a fierce shot from a tight angle. Colchester regained ...... Read Article »

U21s away at Colchester on Monday

The Under-21s are back in action on Monday as they travel to Colchester United (7pm). The development squad will be looking to maintain their place at the top of Development League Two South as they sit three points clear of second-placed Cardiff. The Swans will also want to co... Read Article »

Under-18s secure win over Millwall

Swans U18s 2 - 0 Millwall U18s

The Under-18s secured back-to-back league wins following a 2-0 victory over Millwall at Landore on Saturday. After a goalless first half, it took until the 69th minute for the deadlock to be broken as Kyle Copp netted from the penalty spot. And the win was sealed late on as Dan...... Read Article »

Swans legend speaks to players at Cwmdu soccer camp

Lee Trundle hosts Q&A at Development Centre

Swansea City Club Ambassador Lee Trundle dropped into Swans development centre at Cwmdu on Friday to speak to children taking part in the half-term soccer camp. Young players from age five to 13 were thrilled to ask the club legend some questions on his life in football, ranging...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U18s v Millwall U18s

Young Swans look for back-to-back wins

The Under-18s will be looking to secure back-to-back league wins when they face Millwall at Landore on Saturday (11am). The young Swans will also be looking to build on last weekend's thrilling 3-2 victory over rivals Cardiff, with Kyle Copp's late strike handing the visitors al...... Read Article »

REPORT: Cardiff U18s 2 Swans U18s 3

Visitors comeback to take derby spoils

The Under-18s produced a stirring late comeback to seal a crucial 3-2 victory over Cardiff. After a goalless first half, Liam Cullen put the Swans ahead when he rifled a left-foot shot into the top corner. However, Cardiff hit back with two goals in quick succession to turn the...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Brentford U21s v Swans U21s

U21s back in action in London tonight

The Under-21s are back in action on Friday as they take on Brentford at Griffin Park (7pm). The development squad will be looking to maintain their place at the top of Development League Two South following last Monday's 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace. The Swans looked on cour... Read Article »

Circus school to benefit from SwansAid grant

Circus Eruption awarded £1,390

Circus Eruption is the latest charity to benefit from SwansAid funding this month. Swans Community Trust and Swansea City Club Ambassador Lee Trundle were on hand to present the grant cheque – worth £1,390 – to the group at their Parc Tawe base. The non-profit youth charity hel...... Read Article »

U21s denied by last minute equaliser

Swans U21s 3 - 3 Crystal Palace

A stoppage-time equaliser from Connor Dymand denied the Under-21s a seventh win in eight matches. The visitors went ahead early on when Fisayo Adarabioyo slotted home, but a brace from Kenji Gorre saw the Swans lead at the interval. A Kyle de Silva penalty levelled the scores t... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U21s v Crystal Palace U21s

U21s look to extend their lead at the top of the table

The Under-21s are back in action on Monday as they take on Crystal Palace at Landore (6pm). The development squad will be looking to maintain their place at the top of Development League Two South as they sit two points clear of second-placed Cardiff. The Swans will also want t...... Read Article »

Under-18s denied by last-gasp Bees

Brentford U18s 1 - 1 Swans U18s

The Under-18s were denied an impressive win on Saturday when they were held to a 1-1 draw against Brentford. The young Swans came into the contest on the back of a thumping 8-0 win over Colchester, while Brentford were looking to consolidate their place at the top of Development...... Read Article »

SwansAid applications reopen for 2015

A share of £50,000 up for grabs to help local community

SwansAid applications are back open from today (Saturday, February 7th) giving more local charities and organisations the chance to benefit from the grant scheme. Since its introduction in September 2013, SwansAid – run by Swans Community Trust – has helped us support a variety ...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Brentford U18s v Swans U18s

Young Swans looking for back-to-back league wins

The Under-18s could move up to second in the table when they face Brentford on Saturday (1pm). The young Swans will also be looking to build on last weekend's impressive 8-0 victory over Colchester at Fairwood. Just one points separates Swansea in fifth and second-placed Crysta...... Read Article »

League & Cup double for U18s/U19s

Swans seal win over Colchester & Airbus

The Under-18s recorded their biggest win of the season after beat Colchester United 8-0 at Fairwood. Owain Jones got the home side off to a perfect start with a goal after just five minutes, before Stephen Fallon grabbed a second before half-time with a fine 25-yard strike. The...... Read Article »

Busy month for Swans Academy sides

February Fixtures

Saturday 7th February - U16/U18 v Brentford (Away) - kick-off 1pm Monday 9th February - U21 v Crystal Palace (Home - Landore) - kick-off 6pm                           Friday 13th February - U21 v Brentford (Away) - kick-off 7pm           Saturday 14th February - U16/U18 v Card...... Read Article »

Swans U14s lose out to Millwall in FA Youth Cup

Millwall U14s 4 - 0 Swans U14s

Swansea City Under-14s missed out on a quarter-final place in the FA Youth Cup after a poor first half performance saw Millwall win 4-0 at their Marvels Lane Training Ground on Sunday. Despite a bright start, the Swans went a goal behind just 8 minutes into the match when a loos... Read Article »

Toshack proud of players despite cup exit

Under-18s bow out of Youth Cup against Chelsea

Cameron Toshack insists the Under-18s can be proud of their efforts despite bowing out of the FA Youth Cup following Wednesday's defeat against Chelsea. The young Swans suffered a 6-0 reverse against the five-time winners and reigning champions after wins over Doncaster and Watf... Read Article »

FA YOUTH CUP: Chelsea 6 Swans 0

Swans lose to dominant Blues

The Under-18s bowed out of the FA Youth Cup at the fifth round stage after defeat against Chelsea. The home side found themselves with a two-goal advantage in the first half thanks to a brace from Tammy Abraham, while Dan James forced a smart save from Blues goalkeeper Bradley C... Read Article »

Swans Under-18s face Chelsea in FA Youth Cup

Swans could reach quarter-finals for first time

Swansea City’s Under-18s could make history on Wednesday (21st January) as they face Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup. The game at Aldershot Town FC kicks-off at 7:05pm. The Swans face the current holders of the cup after beating Watford and Doncaster Rovers in th...... Read Article »

U21s return to top spot with win

Swans U21s 2 - 1 QPR U21s

A goal in each half from Kenji Gorre saw the development squad seal a hard-fought victory over Queens Park Rangers. The home side broke the deadlock after 12 minutes as Gorre capitalised on a poor backpass before firing in off the post. Rangers levelled midway through the secon... Read Article »

Half-Term Soccer Camps return this February

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The Swansea City Development and Community Trust Soccer Camps return this February half-term to 14 locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Swans Community Trust schools project and Swans Development Centre will deliver football coaching and skills sessions for five days, ...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer home defeat to Palace

After making 11 changes to starting line-up

The Under-18s suffered their first home defeat since September as they went down 4-2 against Crystal Palace. The Swans - who made 11 changes to the side that beat Doncaster in the FA Youth Cup in midweek - found themselves a goal down at the interval at Landore. However, Ashlei...... Read Article »

Three Swans Academy sides in Futsal Tournament action

Swans Under-9s/10s and 14s play this weekend

Swansea City Under-9s and under-10s travel to Birmingham on Saturday to face a series of teams in indoor Futsal Tournament action. Both Swans age groups will field two different teams against two teams from West Brom, Wolves and Reading in a 5-a-side format. Meanwhile, Swans un...... Read Article »

Girls development win friendly

Swans Girls 5 - 1 Boys & Girls Club of Wales

Swans girls under-14s development team ran out 5-1 winners in a friendly at Landore on Wednesday night. The girls development side played against the boys and girls club of wales (girlsU14) in a friendly training match.  Swans girls led 2-0 at the break with Charlotte Arnesen-W... Read Article »

Cwmtawe school girls get Swans coaching

U15s train at Landore

Swans girls development coach Nia Davies took time this week to take a training session with Cwmtawe girls football team. The schools under-15 side were invited to Landore training ground on Wednesday to view the facility and gain some experience on the pitch ahead of their game...... Read Article »

Swans win sets-up Chelsea FA Youth Cup tie

Swans U18s 2 - 1 Doncaster U18s

The Under-18s came from behind to secure victory over Doncaster Rovers in the FA Youth Cup and set up a fifth round tie against holders Chelsea. The Swans found themselves behind at the interval in Llanelli as Liam Mandeville headed home from a Matthew Davies free kick. But a s...... Read Article »

U14s into next round of FA Youth Cup

Swans U14s 3 - 1 Fulham U14s

Swans Under-14s are through to the next round of the FA Youth Cup after a convincing 3-1 win over Fulham at Landore on Sunday afternoon. The Academy side went a goal behind early in the first half against the but recovered 20 minutes later when defender Jake Nicholls volleyed ho...... Read Article »

Celebrity match returns for 2015

Celebs are back for more at the Liberty Stadium this year

A host of celebrities will return to the Liberty Stadium in 2015 to go head-to-head once again for SwansAid’s charity game.  A number of faces from TV, film, music and sport will come to SA1 on Sunday, May 31 (kick-off 3pm) to help raise money for the Swansea City Community Trus...... Read Article »

Hedges joins Orient on loan

U21s player makes temporary switch

Young Swansea City forward Ryan Hedges has joined League One club Leyton Orient on a one-month loan deal.  The 19-year-old has been in impressive form for the club’s Under-21 side this season, scoring five goals to help lift them to the top of the Pro Development League Two Sout...... Read Article »

HIGHLIGHTS of Swans Under-18s win over Cardiff

Swans U18s 2 - 0 Cardff U18s

Watch highlights of Swansea City Under-18s 2-0 win over Cardiff City Under-18s at Landore on Friday night. Goals from Owain Jones and Dylan Thomas helped bagged the Swans first win of 2015 and helped the side rise to 2nd the Under-18s Professional Development League 2 South. Th... Read Article »

Swans U18s 2 - 0 Cardiff U18s

Under-18s start New Year with a win

A goal in each half from Owain Jones and Dylan Thomas gave the Under-18s a deserved victory over Cardiff City at Landore. The home side took the lead midway through the first half when Jones coolly slotted past Joe Massaro, while Kyle Copp saw a second-half penalty saved by the ... Read Article »

Swans soccer sessions available at Cwmdu

Book your football sessions this January

Young Swans can now book on to our Pre-Academy and Saturday Turn Up & Play football sessions at Swans Development Centre in Cwmdu. Pre-Academy Training Camps are available for children aged Under-6 and Under-7 in a six week block from January until February 9th  Children will t...... Read Article »

U18s Moved to Friday

Swans Face Cardiff at Landore

Swansea City Under-18s league game at home to Cardiff City has been moved forward a day to this Friday, January 9th. The Academy side have only suffered one defeat in their last nine games - narrowly losing 2-1 away at Millwall just before Christmas. The Under-18s lay 4th in th... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Millwall U21s v Swans U21s

U21s return to league action against Lions

The Under-21s return to league action following the festive break with a trip to Millwall on Tuesday (12pm). The young Swans are in a rich vein of form, winning six league games on the spin and going unbeaten in ten outings. They ended 2014 with a 2-0 victory against Bristol Ci...... Read Article »

U21s beat Liverpool in friendly

Young Swans continue good form on Merseyside

The Under-21s continued their recent run of form with a friendly victory over Liverpool on Monday. The fixture was arranged due to both clubs having a break in their respective league programmes, while Liverpool played Swansea in the Premier League later in the day. Having arri...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer narrow defeat

Young Swans see unbeaten run come to an end

The Under-18s went down to a 2-1 defeat against Millwall on Saturday in Development League Two South. Despite taking an early lead thanks to Stephen Fallon's goal, the Lions roared back to claim all three points in the capital. The result brought an end to the squad's eight-gam...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Millwall U18s v Swans U18s

Young Swans Look To Continue Run

The Under-18s are looking to continue their recent run when they travel to Millwall on Saturday (11am). The young Swans made it seven victories on the spin in midweek with a 3-1 win over Watford in the FA Youth Cup. That result set up a fourth round tie against either Doncaster...... Read Article »

Toshack's delight at Youth Cup victory

Under-18s beat Watford

Under-18s coach Cameron Toshack revealed his pride at seeing the young Swans progress to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup following Monday's victory over Watford. At a cold and wet Stebonheath Park, the Swans came from a goal down to secure a 3-1 win and set up a home tie ag...... Read Article »

Swans U18s 3 - 1 Watford U18s

Swans through to 4th round of FA Youth Cup

The Under-18s progressed to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after coming back from a goal down to beat Watford. The visitors got off to a fine start as Ogo Obi gave the Hornets the lead after seven minutes, while Owain Jones saw a penalty saved midway through the first half... Read Article »

Swans poppy shirts raise thousands

Academy players help Swans raise over £5000 for Royal British Legion

Poppy branded shirts worn by the Swans during the 2-1 win over Arsenal in November have raised over £5000 for The Royal British Legion at auction. Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson’s shirt received the highest bid, selling for £660, while under-21s regular Modou Barrow - who...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U18s v Watford U18s

Swans begin FA Youth Cup campaign in Llanelli

Swansea City under-18s begin their FA Youth Cup campaign when they host Watford at Stebonheath Park on Tuesday (7pm). The young Swans have been in fine form of late, winning their last seven matches in all competitions - including a 4-1 victory over Brentford last weekend. Coac...... Read Article »

U21s win five in a row

Bristol City U21 0 - 2 Swans U21

The Under-21s remain top of Development League Two South after a comfortable victory over Bristol City. The visitors dominated from the start and broke the deadlock when Kenji Gorre crossed for Modou Barrow to convert his fifth of the season. Barrow was involved in the second g...... Read Article »

Swans Stars back Premier League 4 Sport project

Scott Tancock & Dai Cornell join table tennis programme in Pontardawe

Swans players Scott Tancock and Dai Cornell were in Pontardawe this month to challenge children to table tennis as part of a Premier League 4 Sport programme at Cwmtawe School. The project is backed by Swans Community Trust and run in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Physical ...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U21s take on Bristol City U21s

U21s look to end year on a high

The Under-21s go in search of a fifth straight win when they travel to Bristol City on Monday (1.30pm). Following last Monday's victory over Colchester, the development squad extended their unbeaten run to nine matches - including four straight wins. That result moved them back...... Read Article »

Foundation & Youth squads face Coventry

Academy play Sky Blues home & away on Sunday

Swansea City’s Youth Development and Foundation Phase teams face Coventry City home and away this Sunday, December 14th. The Under-9s, U11s and U13s face the Sky Blues at Landore training ground with an 11:30am kick-off. The academies Under-10s, U12s and U14’s travel away to pl...... Read Article »

Seven Wins In A Row

Under-18s Now Unbeaten In 11!

The Under-18s made it seven wins on the spin after a 4-1 victory over Brentford at Fairwood. The home side raced into a three-goal lead at the interval at Fairwood thanks to goals from Owain Jones (pen), Kyle Copp and Dan James. Jones had a penalty saved moments before half-tim...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U18s v Brentford U18s

Youngsters look to continue unbeaten run

The Under-18s go in search of their seventh straight win when they host table-topping Brentford on Saturday (1pm). The Swans welcome the Bees to Fairwood on the back of last weekend's impressive 2-0 victory at Colchester. That result also meant the youngsters have lost just onc...... Read Article »

Swans Face Airbus In Welsh Youth Cup

U19’s in quarter-finals of FAW competition

Swansea City’s Under-19s have been drawn at home to Airbus UK in the quarter finals of the FAW Youth Cup. The Swans beat Haverfordwest 3-1 in the third round in November after thrashing Mid Wales side Bow Street FC 14-0 at Landore in the second round at the beginning of the mont...... Read Article »

Swans Face Watford In FA Youth Cup

Third Round Tie At Stebonheath Park

Swansea City will face Watford in the third round of this season's FA Youth Cup. The Under-18s will host the Hornets on Tuesday, December 16 with a kick-off time of 7pm. The game will also be played at Stebonheath Park, Llanelli. Admission will be £3 adults and £1 concessions....... Read Article »

Under-18s Win Six In A Row

...After 2-0 Win Away Colchester

The Under-18s made it six wins in a row in all competitions following a 2-0 victory over Colchester United on Saturday. A goal in each half from Steve Fallon and Dan James helped Cameron Toshack's side to all the three points as they continued their fine form. The game was init...... Read Article »

Academy Face Cardiff

Foundation & Development Squads Play Sunday

Swansea City’s Youth Development and Foundation Phase face Cardiff City home and away this Sunday. The Under-11’s and Under-13’s face the Bluebirds at Landore with an 11am kick-off. The academies Under-12’s and Under-14’s travel away to play Cardiff at the University of Glamorg...... Read Article »

WATCH Swans Under-12's In Belgium Tournament Action

Part 2 of Academy's Visit To Ypres

WATCH part 2 of Swansea City Under-12's visit to Belgium in this weeks Swans IN FOCUS. See how the young Swans got on as they kicked-off the action in the Premier League Christmas Truce Tournament with interviews from players and coaches.... Read Article »

Academy Job Opportunity

Head of Foundation Phase Coach

An exciting job opportunity at Swansea City AFC for a full time Head of Foundation Phase Coach working primarily with 5 to 11 year olds within the Club’s Youth Academy Department. Swansea City AFC are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and skilled individual to de...... Read Article »

Swans Continue Unbeaten Month With Dominating Win

Swansea Under-18s 7-2 QPR Under-18s

A dominant 7-2 victory over QPR saw Swansea City Under-18’s take their third league win in a row at Fairwood training ground on Saturday afternoon. A goal from an early QPR penalty was cancelled out by strikes from Kyle Copp, Dan James and a first half hat-trick from front man O...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U18s v QPR U18s

Young Swans Look To Continue Unbeaten Month

Swansea City Under-18s return to league action on Saturday as they host Queens Park Rangers at Fairwood (11am). The youngsters are looking for their fifth win in a row in all competitions after beating Haverfordwest 3-1 in the FAW Youth Cup last weekend. Victory could see the S...... Read Article »

WATCH Swans Under-12's Trip To Belgium

Part 1 Of Academy's Visit To Ypres

WATCH part 1 of Swansea City Under-12's visit to Belgium in this weeks Swans IN FOCUS. We follow the young Swans Under-12s in the first part of our video special from their trip to Ypres for the Premier League Christmas Truce Tournament. The young team also took time to learn a...... Read Article »

Swans Help Wales To Victory Shield Win

Liam Cullen Scores To Help Wales To 2-0 Victory Over Northern Ireland

Swansea City midfielder Liam Cullen scored to help Wales to their first outright Victory Shield win for 66 years. The 15-year-old academy product helped Wales to a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland at Ballymena Showground’s on Thursday night with West Brom youngster Tyler Roberts ge...... Read Article »

Young Swans Benefit From Belgium Trip

U12s Learn Lessons On And Off The Pitch From Ypres Visit

Swansea City Under-12s won on the final day of a special Premier League football tournament in Ypres, Belgium.  The young squad returned to Wales this week after spending four days on the continent playing in the Christmas Truce Tournament alongside 19 other Premier League acade...... Read Article »

Three Swans Academy Players Included In Wales Squad

U16s Target Shield Win

Three players from Swans Academy have been included in Wales Under-16’s squad to play Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield this Thursday (November 20th). Two wins in the competition mean Wales need just a draw to win the trophy outright for the first time since 1948/49.  Swan...... Read Article »

Young Swans Pay Respect To War Heroes

Under-12s Visit Belgium To Take Part In Christmas Truce Tournament

Swansea City Under-12s paid their respects to those who lost their lives in the First World War on Friday. The young Swans, who are currently in Ypres, Belgium, to compete in the annual Premier League Christmas Truce Tournament, visited a series of war graves and attended the ni...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U19s v Haverfordwest U19s

Young Swans Continue Youth Cup Run

Swansea City Under-19s take a break from league action this Sunday as they face Haverfordwest in the third round of the FAW Youth Cup at Landore (11am). The youngsters will be aiming to continue their run in the tournament after a 14-0 win over Bow Street in the second round, an...... Read Article »

Community Trust Get Their Hands Dirty With New Project

Volunteers from Swans Community Trust – Sign Up To Success – projects in Swansea and Neath got their hands dirty by joining a new local agriculture project this week. Set up this summer, Cae Tan is a new community supported agriculture project which aims to provide training and ...... Read Article »

Academy Marks Armistice

Under-18's Pause Training For 2 Minute Silence

Swans Academy marked the two minute silence on Armistice Day at Landore on Tuesday. Under-18’s coach Cameron Toshack brought the morning training session to a pause a few minutes before 11am – addressing his players about the commemoration – before the team observed the silence.... Read Article »

Young Swans Earn Back-To-Back Wins

Crystal Palace U18s 0 - 1 Swans U18s

The Under-18s made it back-to-back league wins following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Dan James struck a post before the visitors broke the deadlock as Adnan Maric played in Owain Jones who produced a cool finish on 75 minutes. The result means the Under-18s have ...... Read Article »

Academy Players Called Up For International Duty

Seven Swans Players To Represent Wales

Swans Academy players Daniel Jefferies, Liam Cullen, Keiran Evans and Joe Lewis continue their duty for Wales Under-16’s against Scotland tonight (Friday, November 7th) in the Victory Shield. The Swans quartet were involved with Wales 1-0 win over England’s Under-16’s in the ope...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Crystal Palace U18s v Swans U18s

Young Swans Look To Continue Winning Run

Swansea City Under-18s travel down the M4 to South London to face Crystal Palace in a mid-table league clash on Saturday morning.  The side go into the game off the back of a 3-0 win over Charlton at Fairwood training ground last weekend while they also beat Bow Street 14-0 in t...... Read Article »

Swans draw Haverfordwest in Youth Cup

U19’s Continue FAW Cup Run In 3rd Round

Swansea City’s Under-19’s face Haverfordwest in the third round of the Southern Section of the FAW Youth Cup. The Swans earned their place in the next round after thrashing Mid Wales side Bow Street FC 14-0 in the second round at Landore on Sunday (November 2nd). Three hat-tric...... Read Article »

Swans Keepers Lend Hand At Community Trust Soccer Camp

Tremmel & Cornell Visit Future Swans

Swansea City goalkeepers Gerhard Tremmel and David Cornell surprised children at the Swans Community Trust Soccer Camp in Neath this week alongside club ambassador Lee Trundle.  Cornell got between the sticks as the young players took penalties against the Swans shot stopper.  ...... Read Article »

Hanbury Double Secures Draw

Swans U16’s 2-2 Charlton Athletic U16’s

A double from striker Sean Hanbury helped Swansea’s Under-16’s to a 2-2 draw at a windswept Fairwood on Saturday afternoon. The Swans took the lead midway through the first half after to a break-away attack through winger Causso Darame supplied front man Hanbury to slot home. T...... Read Article »

Under-18’s bag second win of the season

Swans Under-18’s 3 – 0 Charlton Athletic Under-18’s

Swansea Under-18’s bagged their second win of the season in style at home to high flying Charlton on Saturday afternoon. A free-kick from Kyle Copp and a neat finish from front man Owain Jones put the Swans 2-0 up at the break before defender Aaron Lewis fired home after the re-...... Read Article »

Under-18's Target Return To Winning Ways

Under-18's Face Charlton At Fairwood

Swansea City Under-18s look to return to winning ways at home to Charlton Athletic this Saturday afternoon.  The young Swans suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat away to Ipswich Town last weekend, with 14-year-old keeper Alex Lang starting between the sticks after a sickness bug affecte...... Read Article »

Under-18's Surprise Soccer Camp

Young Swans Play Children At Cwmdu

Swansea’s Under-18’s took time out of their schedule this week to surprise the next generation of local footballers at Cwmdu Soccer Camp on Wednesday. Academy young guns Ben and Owain Jones answered the children’s questions before the eight Swans Academy players including Gregor...... Read Article »

Two U21's Called Into First Team

Academy Players Could Feature In Cup

Two Swansea Under-21's players have been included in Garry Monk's squad to face Liverpool in the Capital One Cup 4th Round on Tuesday night. Defender Liam Shephard and Striker Modou Barrow have missed the Swans U21's match this afternoon with QPR to join up with the first team s...... Read Article »

U21's Pegged Back To Draw In West London

QPR U21's 2 - 2 Swans U21's

Swansea City Under-21s let slip a two-goal lead as they were held to a 2-2 draw against QPR at Harlington. Chris Llewellyn's side raced into a two-goal lead at the break couresy of goals from Kenji Gorre and Josh Sheehan. Rangers pulled a goal back just two minutes into the sec...... Read Article »

U18's Unbeaten Run Comes To An End

Ipswich U18's 2 - 1 Swans U18's

Swansea City Under-18s saw their unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday following a 2-1 defeat at Ipswich. The young Swans were forced into a number of changes in the build-up to kick off as six players - including goalkeeper Lewis Thomas - went down with a sickness bug.   Th...... Read Article »

U15's Impress In Category One Tournament

Young Swans Show Promise In Continental Competition

Swansea City’s Under-15s took on the might of Europe in a Category One tournament earlier this month. The Academy – a Category Two side – were offered the slot earlier this year when Tottenham pulled out and qualified for the finals in August after topping their group - beating B...... Read Article »

U18's Continue Unbeaten Run

Swans Draw Against Leeds

Swansea City Under-18s maintained their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw away at Leeds United on Saturday.   The Swans contained five first-year scholars in their starting line-up - with Owain Jones, Adnan Maric and Steve Fallon all called up to the club's Under-21 side for their c...... Read Article »

Swans U18's 0 - 0 Huddersfield U18's

Young Swans Held To Goalless Draw

Swansea City Under-18s were held to a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield on Saturday, with coach Cameron Toshack labelling it their "best performance of the season so far."   The young Swans created numerous chances to break the deadlock, but a strong performance from the Huddersfield ...... Read Article »

Young Swans Draw With Crewe

Under-18's Share Spoils At Crewe

Swansea City Under-18s earned a 3-3 draw away at Crewe on Saturday.   The young Swans opened the scoring 12 minutes into the game through midfielder Jamie Latham before two quick-fire goals from Crewe six minutes later saw the home side take the lead into half-time.   Cameron...... Read Article »

Swans Young Guns Win Friendly

Swans Academy 3 - 2 Hartpury College

A mixed Swans side lined up for a friendly against Gloucestershire’s Hartpury College at Landore training ground on Wednesday afternoon. The Swans ran out 3-2 winners with a brace from striker Kyle Copp and a goal from 16-year-old midfielder Dan James. The squad was made up of ...... Read Article »

Swans Launch Rhondda Development Centre

Swans Legend Opens New Centre

First team coach Alan Curtis took time out of his busy schedule to return home and open the Swans new Rhondda Development Centre. The pre-academy facility in Treorchy aims to get more young footballers – aged 6 to 9 – into the game, helping them develop new skills. Local lad Cu...... Read Article »

Girls Invited To Open Trial

Local girls bid to earn place in Development setup

Under-14 girls in Swansea and the surrounding area have the chance to join an open football trial hosted by Swansea City.   The trial is open to all girls under the age of 14 (school years 8 & 9) and takes place on Saturday, September 20 at the Landore Academy (2.30-5.30pm).  ... Read Article »

Academy Team Face Southampton

Youngsters in action at Landore

The Academy teams return to action this weekend with matches against Southampton. The Under-9s, Under-11s and Under-13s are at home at Landore (all games kick off at 12pm). Meanwhile, the Under-10s, Under-12s and Under-14s travel to Hampshire to face the Saints. The bus will l... Read Article »

Academy Holds Coaching Workshop

Over 50 coaches from local teams and clubs attended a coaching workshop at Swans Academy in Landore on Wednesday evening. Run in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust and FAW, the workshop outlined the Swans’ training philosophy and curriculum, with the aim to help impr...... Read Article »

Maric and James added to club's Academy ranks

Academy News - 1st Sept 2014

Swansea City have bolstered their Academy ranks with the signing of Adnan Maric and Daniel James.The pair completed their moves to the Liberty Stadium this week and will now link up with the club's Under-18s squad ahead of the new season.Maric, a Swedish Under-17 international, a... Read Article »

Young Swans Could Face Spanish Giants

Under 15's News - 1st September 2014

Swansea City Under-15s could face some of the best teams in Europe, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, after winning a national category one tournament at Warwick University.The young Swans topped their group after victories over some of England’s best academy sides, including ...... Read Article »