Orchard Media & Events Group are Welsh Premier Women’s League headline sponsor for a fourth consecutive year as the WPWL becomes 10 years old.
Orchard has signed up for the 2019/20 season to once again help sustain the grass roots of the women’s game in Wales as the league reaches 10. The league formed in 2009, with three current clubs – Aberystwyth, Swansea City and Cardiff Met (formally UWIC Ladies) kicking off the inaugural season, and there are now 11 teams involved from across Wales.
Orchard became headline sponsor for the first time in 2016 in the biggest commercial deal in the history of the competition. Following the boost in profile last season, they will continue to use their PR expertise to support the league and attract more players and investment into the women’s game in Wales.
Ianthe Mumford, Welsh Premier Women’s League General Manager, said:
“The partnership between the Welsh Premier Women’s League and Orchard has grown since they first joined us as league sponsor, and I am absolutely delighted that they have renewed again for the 2019/20 season. Women’s football has never been more popular and the support from Orchard is crucial in helping us to grow and develop the League, bringing it to an even wider audience and the next generation.”
Orchard are dedicated followers of Welsh sport and manage match days involving both sexes for the Football Association of Wales, and produce FAW Awards ceremonies and press conferences. Orchard’s production team has made video case studies of all the women’s clubs in the league, plus two TV programmes, Women in Red, on last season’s successful run of the Welsh women’s team for BBC Wales.
Orchard Head of Marketing, Emma Wordley said:
“We’ve had a great relationship with the league over the past few years, and seen at first hand the resilience and passion of all concerned. We share that desire to see the women’s game prosper in Wales, building profile and attracting more players, and are only too happy to play our part in its ongoing development.”