A FOOTBALL club has set up its first under-9s girls' team following the success of the Women's World Cup 2019 in generating greater exposure for the women's game.

Thanks to sponsorship from Newport-based car firm Motorpoint, Llanyrafon in Cwmbran now have four girls teams ranging from under-9s to under-14s as well as ladies' teams.

Mike Ives, a parent of one of the players at Llanyrafon, said: "Due to the recent rapid expansion of women’s football, and in light of this year's Women's World Cup, Llanyrafon have been able to create a girls under-9 football team for the first time, Motorpoint Newport have kindly sponsored the team to be able to have a new kit."


Chris Brown, general manager of Motorpoint Newport, said: “Motorpoint has a long history of supporting grassroots sports in South Wales and we’re delighted to be continuing this rich tradition by sponsoring the Llanyrafon under-9s Girls Team.

"The girls look fabulous in their new kit and we wish them well for the 2019-20 season both on and off the pitch.”

Winter training currently takes place on Thursdays at Nant Celyn Junior school and the club are always on the lookout for new players.

Details about the club can be found both on Twitter and Facebook.