Noel Mooney, Chief Executive of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), will conduct his first interview in Welsh during Cardiff’s Welsh language festival, Tafwyl, held in Bute Park during 15-16 July.
Noel has been enjoying learning Welsh since the beginning of the year, thanks to a partnership between the FAW and the National Centre for Learning Welsh.
As part of the partnership, tutor Aron Evans, from Cardiff, has been based with the squad and support staff. Aron provides one-to-one lessons to Noel, who’s originally from Ireland and who’s been in post since 2021.
Aron also teaches Welsh to other staff, while the FAW is promoting opportunities to learn Welsh among its fans and staff at a grass roots level.
At 3.15pm on Sunday, 16 July, in the ‘Llais’ Tent at Tafwyl, Noel will be interviewed in Welsh by his tutor, Aron Evans.
The Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, Dona Lewis, will also be present at the event to talk about the partnership with the FAW.
Noel Mooney, Chief Executive of the Football Association of Wales, says: “I’m looking forward very much to chatting in Cymraeg at Tafwyl. Cymraeg is a big part of our footballing culture, and I’m very happy to start learning the language. The partnership with the Centre, along with Aron’s support, means we can use more Welsh and highlight the many opportunities to learn and enjoy the language.”