Overturning the decision by the Welsh FA

The decision by the FA of Wales Council not to allow Barry Town United into the Welsh League is nothing short of scandalous.

Now the Supporters Club and the Barry community face a fight to secure justice.

What needs to be done?

Any ideas?
edited on Jun 15, 2013 by Barry Ideas Bank

Barry Town Supporter Jun 17, 2013

Engage with our local councillors, MPs, AMs, MEPs and other political figures to put pressure on the FAW to do the right thing.

Write a letter to the local press to keep the issue visible - not everyone has access to the Internet and we need these people to be aware of our story and our case.

Barry and District News

The Barry Gem

South Wales Echo

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Barry Town Supporter Jun 17, 2013

Let the sponsors of the FAW know what has been done to us. Ask if they agree with it.


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Barry Town Supporter Jun 17, 2013

The FAW Council elections are taking place momentarily. Make sure those who voted against football and against our community are not re-elected.

Election details -

Current FAW Council composition -

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Barry Town Supporter Jun 17, 2013

Share these excellent articles, each from a neutral perspective, which highlight and explain our situation -

“The FAW turning its back on Barry?”

"The Football Association of Wales sticks the knife into Barry Town United”

“FAW Council digging up the game’s grassroots”

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Barry Town Supporter Jun 17, 2013

Peaceful protest, by way of flags, banners or support, marches and the like at upcoming FAW events may be desirable to some. As well as the annual European ties, upcoming events of note include the following -

Wednesday 14th August
Wales vs Republic of Ireland
Cardiff City Stadium (7.45pm)

Wednesday 14th August
Wales U21s vs Finland U21s
Nantporth Stadium, Bangor (4pm)

Monday 19th August
Wales U19s Women vs Denmark U19s Women
Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli (2pm)

Thursday 22nd August
Wales U19s Women vs England U19s Women
Richmond Park, Carmarthen (2pm)

Sunday 25th August
Wales U19s Women vs France U19s Women
Bridge Meadow Stadium, Haverfordwest (3pm)

In contrast, there is a school of thought which suggests nobody should spend a penny on FAW tickets or merchandising until our situation is resolved for the good of our community.

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Barry Ideas Bank Jun 17, 2013

Some excellent ideas from Barry Town Supporters Club - and do use the Open Letter to the FA of Wales on the IdeasBank if you need any ideas of what to say or write.

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Barry Ideas Bank Jul 16, 2013

With the fight to save Barry Town United AFC going legal - is there a Fighting Fund that fans and members of the wider football family can contribute to, so they can show their support against the gross injustice by FA Wales while also providing precious funds for the legal bill being faced by the stoic, hard-working Supporters Club who have done a brilliant job thus far in fighting their cause?

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Peter Woollacott Aug 24, 2013

Great news that the courts overturned the ridiculous decision by the Welsh FA to remove Barry Town from the Welsh League for the coming season.
Barry will start in the 3rd division, but I am confident that with the supporters running the club, and the team they have in place they will soon progress to the top division where they deserve to be.

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Barry Ideas Bank Sep 28, 2014

Status changed to Adopted

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