New Community sporting facility comes to Penyfan

New Community sporting facility comes to Penyfan

A pioneering football facility is coming to Penyfan in Llanelli. The first ‘Cruyff Court’ of its type in Wales is set to be established by Llanelli Town Council in partnership with the Cruyff Foundation, an organisation founded by the late international footballing legend, Johan Cruyff.

The new football arena, known as a Cruyff Court, seeks to provide children with a safe place to perform sports and play.

"Niels Meijer, director of the Johan Cruyff Foundation commented: “With this Cruyff Court space is created for children and youth. Space to perform sport and play. Space to grow. Space to make friends. Space to be active and improve physical and mental health. Nowadays this is more important than ever. We want to thank players of the People’s Postcode Lottery who co fund important projects like this”.

Bigyn ward Town and County Councillor Jeff Edmunds welcomed the project saying, “I am delighted Llanelli Town Council has secured £75,000 for this much-needed facility. This past year has had a massive impact on peoples’ health and it’s great for the community to have something beneficial to look forward to”.

Town Mayor and Bigyn Councillor Michael Cranham said, “This is a first of its kind facility in Wales and will impact positively on the young people of the community”.

The news has been welcomed by the community with Secretary of the Penyfan and Llwynwhilwg Tenants and Residents Association, David Skivington, thanking Llanelli Town Council for its dedication in securing and maintaining the facility.

Speaking for Llanelli Town Council, its Leader Shahana Najmi said, “The Town Council is committed to providing the best possible facilities for our community and we thank the Cruyff Foundation for their partnership in this project”.



Cruyff Courts are pioneered by the Cruyff Foundation to provide children with a safe space to play. For more information read: -