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Next season's Welsh Cup winners will bank £25,000
[Phil Blagg/County Times]
NEXT season's Welsh Cup will have six-figure prize money thanks to Sky TV's multi-million pound deal for international and domestic football.
The total on offer will almost match the lucrative BBC-FAW Premier Cup, with the winner of next season’s Welsh Cup set to receive a cash windfall of £25,000 - and the runners-up banking £15,000.
Losing quarter-finalists will profit to the tune of £5,000 each with the prize money reaching as far as the last 64, who will each get £500.
FAW president Tegwyn Evans is pleased next season’s competition remains closed to the exiled clubs and joined FAW vice president Phil Pritchard in encouraging increased involvement by the minnows next season.
"There is now a better than ever opportunity for clubs to obtain much needed extra revenue from entering the Welsh Cup," Pritchard told the Mid-Wales League's AGM.
"I hope no club will fail to make their entry in time."
Last season the competition did not attract many of the smaller clubs - for example, the only central Wales clubs below the top two tiers to enter the Welsh Cup were Rhayader Town, Presteigne, Penrhyncoch, Llanrhaeadr and Llanidloes Town.
24 June 2021
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