Category: Club News

National Lottery Promotion

AFAN LIDO Football Club are delighted to be a part of The National Lottery Football Weekends. If you are a National Lottery player, you will be able to come and watch our home match against LLANTWIT MAJOR Football Club on Friday April 1st with a friend and get one of the tickets for free.

As fans, you know full well how damaging the pandemic has been to clubs like ours. With a halt in the football calendar and no gate revenue there were serious fears about the future of many clubs. Thankfully National Lottery players stepped in to protect many local football clubs, providing £12.5million of support to clubs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As thanks for the essential support, 231 clubs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are now taking part in The National Lottery Football Weekends.  Each club will, for one home fixture in March or April, run a special ‘Buy One Get One Free’ ticket offer for National Lottery players to take someone – potentially for the very first time – to a game.

For every paying adult who shows on entry at the game a National Lottery ticket, they will be able to bring one guest (adult, child or concession) with them for free. All National Lottery products qualify, whether a National Lottery draw-based game e.g. Lotto, scratchcard or online instant win game, whether purchased in store, on The National Lottery website, or via The National Lottery app.

Season ticket holders may also bring one free guest if they attend with a National Lottery ticket.

To find out more about The National Lottery Football Weekend visit

Keith Parry

We’ve had the sad news that life member and former committee member Keith Parry passed away yesterday. Our thoughts are with Jan, Stephen, Julie and their families

JD Cymru Leagues Announce Support For Shelter Cymru’s #NOHOMEKIT

Afan Lido has joined with clubs across the JD Cymru Leagues in showing support for the national #NoHomeKit campaign taking place across England and Wales.

Shelter Cymru are asking clubs and fans in Wales to ‘ditch their home shirt’ for their games over the festive period to raise awareness of the housing emergency.

JD Cymru Premier clubs will show their support for the campaign in their Boxing Day fixtures, while JD Cymru North and JD Cymru South clubs will also back the initiative over the course of the festive period.

Homelessness, and the housing crisis in general, is reaching a critical point; one in three people in Wales have been affected by the housing emergency.

Football can be a powerful ally in the fight to end the housing emergency and Shelter Cymru is actively encouraging as many clubs in Wales as possible to get involved with #NoHomeKit campaign. This follows support for the campaign from a number of English Football League clubs as well as the National League, Southern, Isthmian and Northern Premier League in England.

The unique connection clubs throughout the country have to their communities will help Shelter Cymru’s goals as an organisation and the idea of ‘home’ on which this campaign is based.

Kerys Sheppard, Head of Fundraising at Shelter Cymru, said: “We’re thrilled that the JD Cymru Leagues is officially backing the No Home Kit campaign. We hope their support encourages even more people to come on board to help us raise awareness of homelessness this Christmas.

“No Home Kit is a simple idea that anyone can get involved with to help make a difference. We’re just asking the football community to unite for the festive round of fixtures by swapping their team’s ‘home’ colours for their away or third kit as a powerful act of solidarity for people without a home.

“More than 1500 children in Wales will be without a home this Christmas and, sadly, many more individuals and families are at risk of losing their homes with a tough winter ahead.

“We hope as many clubs, players and fans as possible continue to join #NoHomeKit so we can harness the unifying power of football and do something special to help those facing and experiencing homelessness in Wales.”