THE Football Association of Wales (FAW) has announced the biggest ever single investment into the country’s top-flight league.

More than £6 million has been made available for the development of the JD Cymru Premier, from now until the end of the 2026/27 season.

Jack Sharp, who was appointed as head of domestic leagues in December, said it would help to boost the league’s profile by facilitating new relationships between clubs, supporters and media outlets.

“These funds will allow us to build the profile, quality and structure of our game on and off the field, to help raise collective standards and connections with local communities," he said.

“Over the next four years, it is vitally important that we work towards developing a high-performing league, with a clear identity, that the country can connect to and be proud of the JD Cymru Premier and the domestic football pyramid.

“Since I have started my role at the FAW, the level of work that has already gone on behind the scenes towards formulating the strategy has been clear to see and everyone will see positive changes implemented very soon.”

Noel Mooney, FAW chief executive, said: “This is significant funding and the biggest commitment to the JD Cymru Premier in its 32-year history.

South Wales Argus: FAW boss Noel Mooney said it was the biggest ever financial commitment to the leagueFAW boss Noel Mooney said it was the biggest ever financial commitment to the league

“Football is the number one interest sport in Cymru and the FAW wants to make the JD Cymru Premier a key pillar in this.

“A huge amount of work has gone into the consultation process of formulating the JD Cymru Premier strategy.

“We are very excited to reveal our timelines for fundamental change to raise the profile of our top-flight league.”