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BBC presenter's Olympic dream for Merthyr


Category: Wales

Date: 25.07.2005
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BBC Radio Wales' Owen Money is setting high hopes for his hometown.

 

Owen - who is involved in the £250m Merthyr Village project - has revealed that he believes it could play host to the 2012 Olympic Games.

 

The planned facility that will cover approximately 600 acres of land will be home to a football stadium that Money hopes will host some events connected to the Olympic Games.

 

"The facility will be open in time for the 2012 Games and who's to say that we won't spawn some new Olympic hopefuls from the Valleys?" says Owen.

 

"It's my way of doing something for my town; I want to leave a legacy that will help the area."

 

The singer-turned-comedian and radio presenter bought a piece of land with his business partner with the original idea of building a new football stadium for Merthyr FC.

 

"The need for the stadium was the catalyst for the project and it has just gone from there," he says.

 

Money hopes that the project will provide the valleys with the amenities that Cardiff has.

 

"We need something in the valleys," he says. "Everybody including myself has to move away from Merthyr to find work. I want to do something that will generate wealth for the area."

 

Money, who can be heard on The Afternoon Show and Money For Nothing on Radio Wales, never misses an opportunity to mention his home town.

 

"I'm proud of where I'm from and Merthyr Football Club is my life!"


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Date: 25.07.2005
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