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Screen Alliance Wales proud sponsors of Cardiff Bay Warriors

Screen Alliance Wales is a not-for-profit organisation, funded by the industry, for the industry to open the doors of the Film and TV Industry to as many people across Wales as possible. Over the past 5 years, we have engaged with over 44,000 people from ages 7 to 75 to try and educate them on the wide range of jobs available within the industry through our tours, workshops, training courses, masterclasses, work shadowing and traineeships by reaching out to primary schools, high schools, colleges, universities and community groups across Wales.

At Screen Alliance Wales, we are proud to announce our new partnership with the Cardiff Bay Warriors, a very popular community football club for Youth and Adults based in the Butetown and Cardiff Bay area.

The club has been running for nearly ten years and, in that time, over 500 different young people haveused their training facilities, attended their training sessions or played for one of their teams.  They are also the 2022 Somali British Champions League Winners and the only team in Wales to be represented in the competition.  The club also has very strong links to its local community and to local schools and it is here that Screen Alliance Wales (SAW) and the Warriors have common ground.

Just as the Cardiff Bay Warriors are passionate about forging links with local community groups and schools, we at SAW want to open up opportunities for people from the local area to come and work in the Film and TV industry both at Wolf Studios Wales, the home of Screen Alliance Wales and Bad Wolf, and beyond.

Our aim is for the workforce in Cardiff is truly representative, and fed by, the local area and that our industry is enriched by the diversity of the city – we can only do this by working in partnership with organisations like the Cardiff Bay Warriors.

Screen Alliance Wales Managing Director, Allison Dowzell said “Thanks to funding from our sponsors, Bad Wolf and Sony Pictures, we are very happy to be able to support the Cardiff Bay Warriors and we look forward to working with them closely over the next year and, hopefully, even welcoming a few of the team as they join our crews!”

Ahmed Noor, Cardiff Bay Warriors FC Manager said “We are delighted to be partnering with Screen Alliance Wales. Our club and community has an abundance of talent and this relationship will be able to showcase just that with the vast amount of opportunities available through Screen Alliance Wales.”

Mohamed Abdulla, Club Captain at Cardiff Bay Warriors is looking forward to this partnership bearing fruit as he knows that talent in Butetown often goes unnoticed and hopes this partnership will make a difference.

Mohammad said, “I am hoping that the community can take advantage of the opportunities presented by the TV industry and that our link with Screen Alliance Wales is able to be the spark that makes this happen.”

Over the next year, Screen Alliance Wales will provide workshops, masterclasses, information sessions and studio visits for the Cardiff Bay Warriors to provide the team with an insight into the opportunities available to them in the Film and TV industry. In turn, we are very much looking forward to be able to promote our work and job opportunities with the team and the wider community through our attendance and advertisements at the home games.

The Cardiff Bay Warriors with their custom made plaque by 4Wood TV and their framed kit for SAW.
The Cardiff Bay Warrior team with Jane Tranter, CEO of Bad Wolf

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