The organisers of a World Cup ‘fan zone’ for Tenby have given thanks to footie fans that attended, raising £2,000 in the process for local grassroots football.

Those that could not get out to Qatar to enjoy the sporting festival were able to create a carnival atmosphere of their own as the fan zone to mark Wales’ first World Cup campaign since 1958 was hosted at the De Valence Pavilion venue, showing all of Wales’ three group stage fixtures against USA, Iran...and old foes England - on a cinema sized screen.

Local football fans Will, Connor, Owen and Spencer (also known as Y Wal Goch Tenby) promised that money raised from each game (with all fixtures a sell out) would go back into benefitting the local footballing community.

“Thanks to all of your help and support we have managed to raise £2,000!” the team posted on Facebook.

“All of this money will be going to grassroots football in the local community. This includes a very generous donation of £500 from the De Valence Pavilion.

“We just wanted to say diolch yn fawr to everyone who has come to support our events. The feedback we have had has been amazing.

“Yes the football may not have gone the way we wanted it to but we can all still be very proud.

“This event has been organised by four local lads in the hope to throw a party and raise money for some good causes. This was funded by ourselves with the risk of losing money but with your incredible support we have managed to raise a decent amount which can really help local grassroots football.

“Once the hangovers have subsided we will confirm how much we have raised and how we plan to use it.

“We also want to say a special diolch to all of the team and bar staff at the De Valence Pavilion. This wouldn’t have been possible without them.

“Also a quick diolch to ‘Indie Burger’ for sponsoring our event and keeping our amazing fans well fed with some tasty match food.

“Keep an eye on our Facebook page (2022 Fifa World Cup Fan Zone - Tenby) to see how the money you all helped raise goes to improve football in your community.

“See you all in four years!” they added.