The Football Association of Wales is working with clubs to bring to their attention a significant commercial opportunity with a company called Shared Access. In late October, letters and emails were sent to every club and league secretary in the country outlining the scheme.
Shared Access is a private, well capitalised company who finance, develop and manage shared communications infrastructure for wireless operators.
The company approached the FAW because they feel that mutually beneficial agreements can be reached that would assist clubs in the development of their infrastructure.
The Shared Access proposal to clubs:
Should a clubs location prove suitable and they agree to host the infrastructure, Shared Access will deliver a turnkey floodlighting solution at clubs which meets and in some cases exceeds relevant regional and grassroots competition standards. This will create a valuable improvement for Club's facilities.
If a club already has floodlights, Shared Access would still like the opportunity to discuss development options with them.
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In summary, this is potentially a great opportunity for clubs to benefit from a significant capital investment with the added benefit of a long term annual rental income. There is no obligation on clubs to enter into an agreement with Shared access and any agreement will purely be between the club and Shared Access.
For further information and to register an interest in the programme clubs are asked to complete the online enquiry form below, which will only take a few minutes.