Football: New Risca United Academy enter the top flight of Welsh football

by Colin Dexter

The best players from across Caerphilly County Borough have been trialled to play for the academy at under 12, 14 and 16 levels.

The teams will play in the FAW Academy League against the likes of Aberystwyth, Carmarthen Town and Afan Lido, becoming the only club in the area to play at this level.

Risca have also secured high profile friendlies against Cardiff City and Arsenal and will represent Caerphilly in both the Welsh and English Schools Cup.

Playing out of the Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach, Risca will also have under 13 and 15 feeder teams to the academy

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