AMMANFORD AFC have launched an online football tournament to raise money for NHS Wales and local food banks.

The club were inspired by Leyton Orient FC and their response to the lack of football in light of the Coronavirus epidemic.

With football at all levels called off until further notice, the League 2 club proposed a 64 team tournament to be played on Fifa 20.

Clubs taking part would play as themselves on the game and be represented by a fan, player or professional eSports player.

Interest in the tournament soon took off and the club announced the tournament would include 128 teams instead.

Taking their lead from that success, Ammanford proposed a Welsh League version of the tournament, with clubs from across Wales expressing interest in taking part.

Ammanford used that interest to propose the tournament be for a good cause.

A spokesman for the club said: "We're overwhelmed by the positive reaction to this tournament, and under the current circumstances, we want to add a charitable aspect.

"Therefore, we will charge £10 entry per club, £5 of which will be donated directly to NHS Wales, with the remaining £5 going into a pot. That pot will then be donated to the local foodbank of the winning club."

A number of prizes have also been offered by local businesses in the area.

Mesoa have offered to provide male grooming products to the winner, and Riley Sports are donating a trophy.

On top of that, Picton Sports are donating commemorative t-shirts for the winners and Mark Hirons, of Hirons Creative, has offered to provide graphics for the tournament.

Meanwhile, the results can be tracked at All Wales Sport, who have also donated cash prizes of £100 to the winner, £50 to the runner up, and £25 to the losing semi finalists.

An Ammanford spokesman added: "There's still plenty of time to sign your club up, just drop us a DM on Twitter.

"We are currently keeping a list of all clubs who have shown interest."

If individuals want to donate, they can visit