As we have informed you previously, we have been working tirelessly over the past 9 months to
regain our Academy Status within the Football Association of Wales Academy structure. All the
relevant information for our application was recently checked by the FAW auditor who confirmed
we had all the required criteria in place.
Despite this, and all of our hard work and effort, we have been informed via email, by the Head of
Competitions at the FAW, that they will only be accepting applications from existing Academies for
the 2019-20 season. Due solely to this decision, unless one of the existing Academies does not apply,
(which is unlikely), our application will not be considered. Therefore, unfortunately Merthyr Town
F.C. will not be providing Academy football for the coming season 2020-21. We are making this
announcement now so that players and parents can make other arrangements for next season.
We can however confirm that our partnership with Cardiff City F.C. will continue, and more
information on that will be announced as soon as possible, in line with directives from the Welsh
Assembly Government on the resumption of football.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all players and parents for their efforts, especially to
those who have continued to support us over the past 12 months.