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PREMIER CUP CASH SET TO CONTINUE
BBC Wales, who lost the TV rights to Welsh international and domestic football last week, want to continue their sponsorship of the lucrative FAW Premier Cup.
The BBC's head of sport in Wales, Nigel Walker, says talks are ongoing with the FAW Premier CUp board to maintain the money-spinning competition next season.
It had been thought Sky's tenure of the rights might spell the end of the Cup, which is open to the top eight Welsh Premier clubs, plus one of the non-league exiles and the Nationwide League trio of Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham.
But Walker says "We hope to reach agreement with the FAW board within the next month or so.
The winners receive a cheque for 100,000 and with 6,500 just for qualification, the competition is a cash lifeline for many Welsh Premier clubs, as well as the 'big three' from the Nationwide.
18 April 2021
 
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