West is best in Street Football Wales derby in Newport

4:31pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

By Andrew Penman

EAST Wales were beaten 6-3 by West Wales in a special football match organised by local charity Street Football Wales in Newport.

Newport County AFC donated kit for the East Wales side and Swansea City did likewise for West Wales for the match at Dragon Park, the Football Association of Wales' training facility in the Newport International Sports Village.

The players, many of whom are hoping to be selected to represent Wales in the Homeless World Cup in Chile in October, also enjoyed a tour of the facilities at the state-of-the-art complex that also serves as the Welsh Football Trust headquarters.

Bethan Clayton of Street Football Wales (SFW) said: "The players enjoyed the tour of the impressive facilities and it was a hard-fought game between two evenly matched sides but West Wales just came out on top.

"We would like to thank Newport County and Swansea for the kits and everyone at Dragon Park for making us so welcome."

SFW is a social inclusion charity that exists to improve the lives and opportunities for socially excluded people in Wales using street football.

All team members are aged 16 and above and facing social exclusion through homelessness, substance misuse, mental ill health or cultural issues.

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