Stereophonics make cash donation to local village football team

Cwmaman Institute FC receive 'invaluable' funds from Kelly Jones and co

Stereophonics make cash donation to local village football team

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Stereophonics are to donate a percentage of the proceeds from their recent Christmas gigs to their village football team.

Cwmaman Institute FC, of Welsh Football League Division 1, are to receive an undisclosed cash injection after appealing to Kelly Jones and co to help out with their running costs.

Club president Howard Davies told BBC News that Jones, along with late founder member of the band Stuart Cable, both turned out for the team. He hailed the donation, claiming it will do an "invaluable amount for the club".

He added:

We approached Kelly due to the fact that we are living in a Communities First area, a deprived area, and asked him whether he could help us with the escalating costs of providing football in the village at a junior and senior level. Kelly has kindly agreed to do so.

Davies explained that the money would help cover the escalating costs of running the football club.

Stereophonics played three gigs at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, preceded by a show at O2 Academy in Bournemouth, earlier this month.

They're not the first musicians to invest in a football club - Fatboy Slim's label Skint Records sponsored Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion for nine seasons from 1999.

Meanwhile, Lincoln-based under-10s team Greenbank struck a shirt sponsorship deal with Motorhead in 2006, the same year Robbie Williams bought a majority stake in current League Two side Port Vale.

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