Wales Online List Richest Sports Bodies

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31 October 2017

Wales Online have listed the country’s twelve richest sports organisations in value order based upon their stated turnover from latest available full year accounts. The WRU come in second after Premiership football club, Swansea City with the four regions taking up 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th positions. It sets up interesting comparisons with each other and sport generally in Wales.

1.Swansea City £97.2m

2.Welsh Rugby Union £74.9m

3.Sport Wales £43.5m

4.Cardiff City Football Club £33.19m

5.Football Association of Wales (FAW) £20.9m

6.Ospreys £9.1m

7.Scarlets £8.95m

8.Cardiff Blues £8.4m

9.Glamorgan County Cricket Club £6.66m

10.The Dragons £4.1m

11.Wrexham AFC £2.09m

12.Newport County £2.03m

Swansea City £97.2m - As Wales’ only Premiership football club, with the lucrative TV income that flows as a result, it will come as little surprise that Swansea City tops the revenue league table of sporting clubs and organisations in Wales. The biggest contributor was TV related income which amounted to £79m. It posted pre-tax losses of £14m.

Welsh Rugby Union £74.9m - The WRU recently posted it its highest ever revenues, as well as reinvesting a record amount back into the game at all levels. For the financial year to the end of the June, 2017, the union generated revenues of nearly £75m compared to £73.3m a year earlier. And the amount reinvested back into game was up 11% to £36.6m. Along with a £21m allocation to the four professional regions - which included £1m into regional academies - investment in the community game was up 10% to £8.7m.

Sport Wales £43.5m

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