The Football Association of Wales have announced that they are to relaunch their semi-professional national team for their first-ever meeting with the England C international team in this modern format.
Mark Jones is the second manager of Wales to be appointed in the space of the week, following the appointment of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs of the men’s senior team last week.
It will be spearhead by former Carmarthen Town manager Mark Jones, also known as Jonah. He has most recently appeared as a commentator on Sgorio. Jonah has had experience in the Welsh Premier League and he led his team to Welsh Cup glory back in 2007, when his Carmarthen Town side beat Afan Lido.
Wales will play old rivals England at Jenner Park, Barry on the 20th March 2018. Wales’ last game at this level was a 5-0 defeat to a Turkey A2 side back in 2012, under former Premier League manager and now Hull City coach Terry Boyle.
The game will showcase some of the players that play in the JD Welsh Premier League, as well as some non-league Welsh players playing in the English pyramid system.
I’m very proud and honoured to be appointed to this role. I have been involved with our National League for over twenty years and honestly don’t feel that the standard of domestic football here in Wales gains the credit it deserves.” said Mark Jones when speaking to faw.cymru.
Ticket details for the game will be available at a nearer date.
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