CWMAMMAN United have been provided a £40,000 grant by Carmarthenshire County Council.

The club, who were promoted to Welsh League Division One last season, have been told they need to upgrade their Grenig Park home in order to be in line with the requirements set out by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

Failing to come up to the standards required could see the club relegated.

To meet requirements, Cwmamman will be installing a 100-seater arena at the ground and extending the field by a further six metres.

Future investment will also see a further 150 seats installed, and a floodlight system established for evening matches.

The total estimated cost of the project is £136,000.

The club have already secure money from other sources, including £41,000 from the FAW, £27,000 from the Welsh FA Improvement Scheme, and £5,000 from Cwmaman Town Council.

As a result, Cwmamman applied to the county council for the remaining £41,250 to cover the gap.

Discussing the application, councillor David Jenkins said: “Cwmamman currently have more than 140 players consisting of three adult teams and 100 youth and junior players, both male and female.

“Their recent success is driving huge interest in the club and participation is expected to continue to grow, giving significant benefits to the community.

“The community is supportive of the improves to the ground and facilities. The project is a substantial development to the area and will provide a benefit to the community of the upper Amman Valley.”

Councillor Cefin Campbell added: “As a former goalkeeper for the under 13s at Cwmamman I can say that when I was playing there we had to avoid a large pool of water in the centre of the pitch.

“I am please to see things have changed and developed a bit since then.

“The face they are in the position they are now deserves praise, not only for the playing staff, but for those off the field as well.”

The members of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board voted unanimously to approve the funding to help the club with the ground renovations at their meeting last week.