Llandrindod Wells Football Club, The Broadway, Lant Ave, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EF
Llandrindod Wells FC - More Than A Club Programme
In 2018, Llandrindod Wells FC were successful with their application to the FAW for participating in their More than a club (MTAC) initiative. Following the FAW shortlisting process Llandrindod Wells FC were selected for the programme and awarded ‘Focus’ status. This would mean the club would be mentored by Svend Elkjaer of Sports Marketing Network for the 2018/19 season. Following a successful review, this was extended into the 19/20 season.
With the direction and support given to the club throughout the MTAC programme, Llandrindod Wells FC has advanced in many ways. Through setting out a clear improvement plan that could be achieved in small steps, the club has gone from making small change to very quickly achieving unimaginable betterment.
The MTAC officer is Kevin Hughes, who is supported by several committee members that collectively set and deliver MTAC goals.
Committee buy in
With the assistance of Svend Elkjaer and several power point presentations, the club MTAC group were able to gain committee ‘buy in’ into the MTAC initiative to become a more engaging club.
To demonstrate the power of setting small steps before building momentum to achieve bigger goals. The club were given the task of setting one achievable goal that would benefit the club. The club chose a dog walking event that would improve community engagement, raise awareness of the social and well-being merits of walking, raise funds for local charities, opportunity to raise the problem of irresponsible dog owners in an amicable way and more importantly raised the profile of the club. The event was a huge success and demonstrated the club’s ability to achieve and build on this success.
The club has not looked back since the first goal and have achieved many more since 2018.
This section lists the goals set and achieved under the MTAC programme:
Dog walking event.
This was the first ever planned event under the MTAC initiative. The event was well attended and all money raised was shared by two very worthy charities. The club received very positive feedback from attendees who asked that the event is held again in the future. The club has benefitted from this event by improving club community engagement, opportunity to address the problem of dog fouling on club grounds in an engaging way and more importantly raised the profile of the club no end.
Club Vision, Values and Setting Direction
Through an evaluation session with Svend Elkjaer, the club found the need to set a club vision that would allow all club members to understand what the club aimed to be, what was important to the club and what the club aimed to achieve. This has all been captured in a series of club policy documents that are accessible by all. The club has set short and long term improvement plans.
Support Community Carers Event
The club were approached by a local young carers group (CREDU Carers) seeking some space for outdoor fun event. The club provided their grounds and facilities at no cost and hosted a couple of activities as part of the fun day. It was a pleasure for the club to assist CREDU, who arranged a fantastic event and give the young carers the opportunity to have some fun and forget about the careering responsibilities for that day.
The club were looking
Support Lake Light Walk in aid of British Heart Foundation
Support Pink Bows in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness
Penyfan Fundraiser in aid of Brecon Mountain Rescue and Mid Powys Mind
Improve Club Accreditation
Improve Club Communication
Establish Social Media Team
Develop an equality and equal playing policy
Develop a safeguarding policy.
Simplify sponsorship packages and give a little more back
Provision of club equipment for local needs
Drive in Bingo.
Covid restrictions put a stop to what we were able to do, but the club is looking forward now and making plans for the future. Watch this space!