North Wales Community trust (PACT) funding was awarded to Gwasanaeth Ieuenctid Gwynedd – Ardal Arfon who worked in conjunction with The Football Foundation to create a graffiti style mural at The Oval ground, Caernarfon Town Football Club in Caernarfon.
The PACT funding allowed the group to come together for three sessions that involved planning and designing the mural, preparing materials and the hands-on graffiti mural build.
PC Dewi Davies and PCSO Liam Bibby went along to the project to help out with the creation of the mural and meet the five young people from Ysgol Dyffreyn Nantlle and Ysgol Syr Huw Owen who were chosen to take part due to their excellent contributions to the project.
Young people, who are part of Gwasanaeth Ieuenctid Gwynedd – Ardal Arfon, designed the mural which is of the football club’s crest. The mural is pitch-facing so that all fan visiting the ground can admire the artwork when they visit the grounds.
On the day, world-renowned graffiti artist Andy Birch, aka “DIME”, lead the creation of the mural and taught the young people new skills in graffiti art.
PC Dewi Davies, Community Beat Manager for Caernarfon, said: “It’s fantastic to see all the hard work and talent that has gone into creating this mural which can be seen and enjoyed by the whole community. The young people have done a great job on this and it was great to be able to meet them and support them on this project”.
Dave Evans, PACT Project Manager, said: “PACT funding is aimed at supporting our local communities and in particular that this project has helped local young people to work in partnership with the police, Gwynedd Youth Service and Caernarfon Town FC. We are delighted that funding through the North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT) has helped to make this project a success”.