CELG(4) WPL 01

Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee

Inquiry into the Welsh Premier League

Response from Neil Gibson


The WPL should be increased to a minimum of 16 teams playing 30 games each in total.  12 teams is too boring.


There should be anglo-welsh games - the best way to achieve this would be to allow WPL teams to play in the english FA Trophy.  It is not governed by UEFA so would just have to come to an agreement with the EFA.  All WPL clubs would like to increase revenue by playing clubs over the border in a cup format (as in rugby).  It is a big revenue stream on our doorstep and should be tapped into, it would also create excitement and freshness amongst players and supporters.


Neil Gibson