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LaLiga sponsors Welsh village team with world’s longest name

LaLiga sponsors Welsh village team with world’s longest name

LaLiga has announced a one-year jersey sponsorship deal with Welsh village team Clwb Pêl Droed Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Football Club, with the league’s ‘LL’ logo to be featured on the club’s home and away jerseys for 2023- 24.

The team – based on the island of Anglesey and known as CPD Llanfairpwll FC for short – play in the North Wales Coast West League Premier Division, in the fifth tier of Welsh football.

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The players will wear the new kits for the first time on Saturday as they take on local rivals Holyhead Town FC.

As part of the partnershipthe village also received a new ‘Welcome to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ sign, with the five ‘ll’s in its name changed to match the new LaLiga logo.

CPD Llanfairpwll FC will celebrate the club’s 125th anniversary in 2024.

They are second in the North Wales West Coast League Division One, having won one and lost two of their three games so far this season.

“We have a great group here who are really determined to bring success to the club,” said CPD Llanfairpwll FC manager Gwyndaf Hughes. “I know the guys can’t wait to wear the new jersey with pride.”

“We’re already watching a lot more Spanish football this season,” top scorer Marquis Holland said. “[We] I can’t wait to learn something like [Robert] Lewandowski, [Antoine] Griezmann and [Jude] Bellingham.”

The long form of the village name, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, is believed to have originated in the 19th century in an attempt to attract tourism and advertising.

Welsh football has attracted unprecedented international attention since the purchase of Wrexham – which plays in the English football league system – by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in 2020.

LaLiga has sought to develop its links with grassroots football in the UK in recent years, sponsoring the Bloomsbury Football League in north London and running summer camps in England with UEFA-licensed Spanish coaches Pro.

The new kits are expected to be available for purchase by fans in the coming months, and the league is planning a series of events with the club during the 2023-24 season.


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