The FAW's PAWB initiatives encompass a wide range of programs and projects dedicated to developing and progressing Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in football across Wales.
Outlined here are some PAWB initiatives which have been implemented as integral components of the PAWB EDI 2021-26 Strategy.
The PAWB Mentoring Programme aims to address the lack of diversity across Welsh football. The initiative’s focus is to ensure a more supportive and equitable environment for people from Black, Asian and Mixed-Heritage backgrounds.
The ‘BE. Football: Mentoring Programme For Her’ encourages women, aged 18+, who are actively working or volunteering in football and are wanting to progress their careers to apply to be a mentee of the programme.
The FAW Youth Council aims to provide a platform for children and young people to influence change and decision-making in Welsh football while developing themselves as young leaders and ambassadors of the game.
The FAW Youth Conference is an opportunity for young people aged between 12-24 years old to challenge themselves to expand their leadership potential in football while developing skills and knowledge through a range of workshops, activities and talks.
The Clwb PAWB Summit provides an opportunity for Club Equality Champions, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers to develop their understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and to connect with others who are passionate about driving change in football.
The FAW are proud to be able to provide an audio description commentary service for blind and vision-impaired spectators for every Cymru Senior home fixture.
The Sensory Room at the Cardiff City Stadium has been designed to accommodate the needs of children and young people with additional sensory needs on a match day, providing a safe space with a range of calming sights, sounds and apparatus.
The Football Welcomes Refugees project aims to utilise the power of football to help individuals reach their full potential and rebuild their lives by integrating into local communities in Wales through working with football Clubs, establishing Refugee Welcoming hubs and providing a coach and referee bursary programme.