News from the New Stadium

It has long been said that football is the gentleman's game.This is being shown on Saturday and Sunday as the FAW is joining other FA's worldwide to ask all clubs to have a minute's silence in light of the recent plane tragedy in Colombia. At times like this, the whole footballing world comes together.

A minute's silence will be observed before the fifteen JD Welsh Cup Round 3 matches this weekend to honour the victims of the plane crash which claimed 75 victims in Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday 29th November 2016.

The victims included the Brazilian football team of Chapecoense who were travelling to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana. Home Clubs will receive information in the post with an explanatory letter, a message for the PA announcer and diagrams of how the Minute’s Silence should take place. The diagrams must be displayed in the three dressing rooms before the match to avoid confusion to the players and referees.

The PA Announcement states the following message:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, on Tuesday 29th November a plane carrying 81 passengers crashed in the City of Medellin in Colombia, carrying players and officials of Brazilian side Chapecoense Football. The team had been due to play in the Copa Sudamericana Final the following day.   Tragically, 75 people lost their lives and today we ask Welsh football to unite and remember them. A period of silence will begin and end on the referee’s whistle.”