In response to news that more Welsh clubs will be able to play football as the unlocking of sports takes place gradually, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales MS Llyr Gruffydd said:
“I’m very glad the FAW has worked with the clubs in at the Tier 2 level – the Cymru North and South leagues – to ensure games can be played again in safety.
“It makes sense given that elite sports events were being held at the same grounds and there is a clear protocol in place to play football in our communities again.
“I understand the need for caution and to proceed gradually but the benefits – both physically and mentally – of being able to play are well documented and I personally welcome the move as a positive step forward.
“We should also consider the economic benefits of seeing these clubs being able to play again as they generate hundreds of thousands of pounds in terms of income at the grassroots community level each year.”
His words were echoed by Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP Liz Saville Roberts who said: “I’m delighted that this next level of football is re-starting. We’re a long way from normality but this will give many people hope that we’re edging in the right direction.
“The move makes sense because games involving women’s Tier 1 teams have taken place at the Tier 2 grounds and I’m confident that there are robust safety measures in place to deal with this. I look forward to being able to watch the beautiful game again in my constituency very soon.”