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Orchard scores sporting credentials with Welsh Premier Women’s League

Proud headline sponsors for the 2017-18 season.

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a new deal with the Welsh Premier Women’s League (WPWL) to become their Headline Sponsor for the second year running.

Women’s football is becoming increasingly popular in Wales and around the world. Growing attendance figures and broadcasting deals have raised awareness at the top end of the sport, as well as participation amongst grassroots teams. The Football Association of Wales (FAW) Women’s strategy has a target of 20,000 affiliated players by 2022, and 600 new Female coaches by 2024 at all levels of the game throughout Wales, and we are excited to be part of this growth.

WPWL Secretary Lucy Kelly said: “I am very pleased Orchard have become headline sponsors for our national league in Wales once again. Women’s football has never been so popular. Orchard’s increasing portfolio of success with major events over the last number of years means that we are uniquely positioned to keep bolstering support for the sport together”

Orchard’s PR Director Tim Powell said: “As proud supporters of Welsh sport, and a major player in media and events in Wales, we are only too happy to support the development of the women’s game in Wales. We enjoy a great relationship with the FAW, and want to play our part in their success.” 

The Welsh Premier Women’s League was formed in 2009, and has grown to 10 teams now participating in the league.

A women's football team celebrate on the pitch
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