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US superstar 50 Cent sponsors shirts of Welsh girls’ football team

08 Oct 2023 3 minute read
50 Cent and the away shirt of AFC Rumney girls U14s team

David Owens

After Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham and brought a slice of Hollywood glamour to Wales, maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised that other superstars now want to do their bit for Welsh football.

That’s why the story of US rap star and multimillionaire businessman 50 Cent sponsoring a Welsh girls’ football team shouldn’t sound that far-fetched given everything that has gone on in Wrexham.

Yet, we were amazed to discover that is exactly what 50 Cent has agreed to do.

The benevolent star has donated funds to sponsor AFC Rumney Girls’ U14 team’s away shirts and also their tracksuits.

AFC Rumney girls U14s tracksuits

Apparently, the sponsorship came about through a parent of one of the players who works in the music industry.

The team, from Cardiff, were thrilled when they heard the news and the manager of the side Richie Brown admitted he couldn’t quite believe it.

“It is amazing and I know most people will find this unbelievable as did I at first but thankfully it is true,” he said.

“We’re very lucky and grateful to have a parent of one of our u14s girls working with 50 Cent whilst he was on tour in America and Canada,” added Richie.

“We asked the question for a possible kit sponsorship and he agreed to sponsor a kit and tracksuits.”

AFC Rumney girls U14s tracksuit

The team manager said he wasn’t sure it would happen, but the rapper was as good as his word.

“I was very sceptical at first thinking it’s too good to be true but the money was transferred almost instantly and the order was placed,” said Richie.

“It’s incredible to think a world known superstar would support a small Cardiff based girls team. I’ve promoted girls football for almost 10 years and with people like 50 cent supporting too the profile of the girls game can be raised to the next level.

“We’re eternally grateful for his support.”

50 Cent wouldn’t be the first musician to sponsor a football team’s shirts, there’s quite a list:

Ipswich Town (2023) – sponsored by Ed Sheeran
Bohemians (2021) – Fontaines D.C
St Albans City (2020-21) – Enter Shikari
Margate (2018-present) – The Libertines
St Roch’s Primary School (2018) – Mogwai
Notts County FC (2017-present) – Jake Bugg
The Seven Sisters Under-9s (2017) – Sleaford Mods
Eastleigh Reds Under-13s (2012) – The Prodigy
Bonnyton Thistle Under-9s (2009) – Biffy Clyro
Greenbank FC Under-10s (2006) – Motorhead
Newport County (2004-05) – Goldie Lookin’ Chain
Brighton and Hove Albion (1999) – Fatboy Slim’s record label Skint
Cardiff City (1999) – Super Furry Animals
Clydebank (1993) – Wet Wet Wet

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Arthur Owen
Arthur Owen
9 months ago

I suspect that I am wrong,but I thought this 50cents character was doing quite a long stretch.

9 months ago
Reply to  Arthur Owen

Can’t be grateful have to be snide….is that how we thank people in Cymru?

Arthur Owen
Arthur Owen
9 months ago
Reply to  Sally-Anne

OK,I should have checked.I apologise.

9 months ago

Fiddy can be a bit of a wally, but I think this is a rather sweet gesture on his part…and unlike The New Heroes of Wrexham (TM) he doesn’t appear the need to have a “documentary” to tell us all about the good thing he has done or have any of the walls in Cardiff daubed in corporate graffiti to trumpet his own pure brilliance either…..

Sarah Good
Sarah Good
9 months ago
Reply to  Sally-Anne

Would you not say though, that Ryan and Rob’s high publicity strategy has created more fans for Wrexham around the world, selling shirts and merchandise and helped create a long term self sustaining future for that club, instead of endlessly pumping their own money in?
50cent has done a very kind thing, but it’s a one off purchase of kit for a girl’s football club.

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