On Saturday night, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) hosted its inaugural FAW National League Awards at the Parkgate Hotel in Cardiff. The awards, which celebrated the men’s and women’s domestic game in Wales, saw players, staff, club officials, sponsors and dignitaries come together to celebrate the 2022/23 season and the successes that have been achieved across the Adran Leagues and Cymru Leagues.
Morgans Consult were delighted to be so heavily involved in the event, having designed the FAW National League Awards brand, designed and manufactured the 24 trophies and having created all the event branding.
David Morgan presented the award for the final category of the evening, the prestigious “Player of the Season” award, one for each of the four divisions featured.
The Awards Brand:
Andco Studio, the creative design agency managed by Morgans Consult, were commissioned to create a new brand for the prestigious FAW National League Awards. The new brand will feature prominently across annual events, media coverage and digital channels for future seasons.
Morgans Consult have a longstanding relationship with the FAW, having manufactured bespoke Welsh slate awards for Wales national teams for many years. The FAW approached us to create a new design for the 24 National League trophies across 6 award categories. We took a similar approach, using sustainable Welsh materials, in this case Welsh Oak. The oak is finished with laser cut league logos, and a recycled back-printed acrylic information plaque.
The event was hosted at The Parkgate Hotel in Cardiff, a venue we know well having designed and produced the hotel’s internal and external branding back in 2022.
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Implementing brands across physical spaces is what we do best. Taking the FAW National League Award brand and using it to create a beautiful event space gave us the opportunity to manage the whole process from brand concept to install. We dressed the space with external building signage, league trophy displays, photo walls, stage backdrops, illuminated signage and digital screen content. It looked amazing.
We’re proud of the company’s Welsh roots, having been founded in Cardiff in 1822. We’re also passionate about football and the positive benefits it can bring to health and wellbeing. At grassroots level, we’ve been sponsoring our local U14s team, Heath Park Rangers, since 2016. We sponsor the Morgans Consult Legends Lounge at Cardiff City FC and provide brand work for the Football Association of Wales, the Wales national football teams, Cardiff City, Cardiff City Foundation, and now the FAW National League Awards.
You can find out more about the event and winners here.