Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC is proud to announce they have secured funding from Welsh Ground Improvements to build a brand new 175 capacity stand at the Old Road. The stand will be located centrally on the rugby club side of the pitch. This latest addition is part of the on-going development at the Old Road in accordance with the Football Association of Wales Tier 2 Licensing.
The clubs Chairman, Mike Walsh welcomed the news and emphasised this is part of a long term plan to transform the Old Road ground. “On behalf of everyone at Briton Ferry Llansawel we would like express our gratitude and thanks to Welsh Ground Improvements committee and the FAW. This will be a fantastic addition to the Old Road ground infrastructure. We have been planning this for a few years and to finally secure funding is fantastic for the club and our supporters. It is also the final hurdle to ensure the ground meets with the new FAW Tier 2 Licensing Regulations that is needed in order to host Welsh League Division One football in our community".
The work on the new stand is scheduled to begin in June and will be ready for the beginning of the 2016/2017 season. Stuart Williams, Licensing Officer who managed the project application said “After 3 years of failed applications and months of hard work behind the scenes we are delighted to be able to further improve the Old Road, I would personally like to thank the Welsh Ground Improvements committee, our club committee and the FAW for making it all possible. It’s going to be an exciting summer for everyone involved with the club!”
In conjunction with the new stand the following improvements are also planned this summer:
- Erection of 175 seater grandstand in club colours centrally located on rugby side of pitch
- 10 Dedicated Press Office seats & desks within new grandstand
- Demolition of existing dugouts
- Two new 13 man dugouts relocated centrally in existing stand
- Disabled access and seating for 10 disabled spectators in existing stand
on the above project will be available on our official website at bflafc.com and
our social media channels throughout the summer.