- “This is Welsh Football” photography competition

Get creative!

There are some incredible prizes on offer including Sony a5000 and Sony QX1 Lens-Style Cameras and even tickets for the UEFA Champions League Final and UEFA Women’s Champions League Final.

The winning photos will be selected by jury members who are experts in the field of football and/or photography:

·               Owain Fôn Williams: Wales Men’s International & Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC

·               Helen Ward: Wales Women’s International & Yeovil Town Ladies

·               Nick Capaldi: Chief Executive of Arts Council of Wales

·               David Rawcliffe: Official FAW photographer of the Welsh National Teams

·               Paul Murphy: Digital Image Coordinator UEFA

·               Paul Gilham: Director of Photography for Getty Images Sport


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a private opening of the UEFA Champions League Gallery at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 31 May where the winners will be announced and awarded the incredible prizes.

Photos can be submitted here (http://uefa.to/2lmb90J) until 30 April 2017.


If you are photographing subjects under the age of 18, please ensure that both parental consent and the consent of the child has been obtained for their picture to be taken and used in line with competition guidelines.


What is grassroots football?

Football is based on the grassroots, played everywhere by men and women, boys and girls. The sport brings wider benefits to society as a whole, as it is not only about football skills, but also about values such as team-work, social development, health, fitness and personal fulfilment.


Grassroots football is also a vehicle for educational, social and sporting development, and as such, everybody should have the opportunity to get involved in the game. Grassroots football gives everybody that opportunity, no matter what their age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion or sexual identity.


Why is UEFA investing in grassroots football?

UEFA believes that football and the joy of the game should be available for everybody, and considers the benefits that the sport brings to society as a whole to be a crucial driving force in all the work it does.


Grassroots Football in Wales

Football is the most popular spectator and participation sport in Wales, inspired by iconic Welsh players like John Charles, John Toshack, Jayne Ludlow, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs and Gareth Bale.


Football is a way of life in Wales: a game woven into the fabric of society, enjoyed by thousands of men, women and children at all levels throughout the year. The FAW’s vision is of a nation where football is more than a game, achieved through realising our ambitions from grassroots to elite level football.







Football Association of Wales

Rob Franklin

LOC Community Engagement Manager

UEFA Champions League Final 2017

Football Association of Wales


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