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Jun 3, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Blokes a cracker, only hope he's working on a 2012/13 version of this.
Shall repeat in full so people can appreciate his knowledge of N W Football.
THIS is a list of all the leagues and their memberships involving North Wales senior football clubs this season.
I've done my best to make these listings correct.
It may be there have been changes since this feature was compiled, we are reliant on leagues for keeping us up to date and that does not always happen unfortunately.
Please let us know if there are any errors.
This feature first appeared in the Daily Post on Friday, August 12.
CORBETT SPORTS WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE (12 clubs)
THE national league remains a "Super 12" competition with Afan Lido back in the top flight for the first time since 2004/05 replacing relegated Haverfordwest County.
Clubs: Aberystwyth Town, Afan Lido, Airbus UK Broughton, Bala Town, Bangor City, Carmarthen Town, Llanelli, Neath, Newtown, Port Talbot Town, Prestatyn Town, The New Saints.
IN: Afan Lido. OUT: Haverfordwest County.
HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE (16 clubs)
NEITHER last season's champions Gap Connah's Quay or runners-up Rhyl were eligible for promotion to the Welsh Premier so stay where they were, but three clubs were relegated - Rhydymwyn, Rhayader Town and Welshpool.
In their place come Conwy United, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and Penycae from the Welsh Alliance, Mid-Wales and Welsh National (Wrexham Area) Leagues respectively.
Clubs: Buckley Town, Caersws, Cefn Druids, Conwy United, Flint Town United, Connah's Quay, Guilsfield, Llandudno Town, Llangefni Town, Llanrhaeadr YM, Penrhyncoch, Penycae, Porthmadog, Rhos Aelwyd, Rhyl, Ruthin Town.
IN: Conwy United, Llanrhaeadr YM, Penycae. OUT: Rhydymwyn, Rhayader Town, Welshpool.
LOCK STOCK WELSH ALLIANCE (28 clubs)
THIS highly-respected third tier league has risen in number from 27 to 28 clubs.
Last season's champions Conwy United have elevated to the Huws Gray Alliance while Kinmel Bay Sports (formerly Abergele Rovers) and Glantraeth make the step-up from the Clwyd and Gwynedd Leagues respectively.
Caernarfon Wanderers and Bodedern Athletic are promoted to Division One and Llanberis drop into Division Two.
Division One (16): Barmouth and Dyffryn United, Bethesda Athletic, Bodedern Athletic, Caernarfon Town, Caernarfon Wanderers, Denbigh Town, Glan Conwy, Gwalchmai, Holyhead Hotspur, Holywell Town, Llandudno Junction, Llanfairpwll, Llanrug United, Llanrwst United, Nefyn United, Pwllheli.
Division Two (12): Amlwch Town, Blaenau Amateurs, Connah's Quay Town, Gaerwen, Glantraeth, Greenfield, Halkyn United, Kinmel Bay Sports, Llanberis, Llandyrnog United, Nantlle Vale, Penmaenmawr Phoenix.
DIVISION ONE - IN: Caernarfon Wanderers, Bodedern Athletic. OUT: Llanberis.
DIVISION TWO - IN: Glantraeth, Kinmel Bay Sports, Llanberis. OUT: Caernarfon Wanderers, Bodedern Athletic.
WELSH NATIONAL LEAGUE (60 teams)
THE Wrexham Area (and now Flintshire) competition retains the same number of clubs as last season - 60 spread over four divisions.
Penycae have been promoted to the Huws Gray Alliance but in their place comes Rhydymwyn. Lex XI drop to Division One with Penyffordd coming up.
Buckley United have left the league but are replaced by Argoed United.
Premier Division (16): Brickfield Rangers, Brymbo, Chirk AAA, Coedpoeth United, Corwen, FC Cefn, Gresford Athletic, Hawarden Rangers, Johnstown Youth, Llangollen Town, Llay Welfare, Mold Alex, Overton, Penyffordd, Rhydymwyn, Venture.
Division One (13): Acrefair Youth, Argoed United, Borras Park Albion, Castell AC, Garden Village, Glyn Ceiriog, Hawkesbury Villa, Lex XI, Llanuwchllyn, Mold Juniors, New Brighton, Penley, Saltney Town.
Reserves Division (17): Airbus UK, Bala Town, Borras Park Albion, Castell AC, Cefn Druids, Chirk AAA, Coedpoeth United, Corwen, Gresford Athletic, Hawarden Rangers, Lex XI, Llay Welfare, Overton, Penycae, Rhos Aelwyd, Ruthin Town, Venture.
Reserves and Colts (14): Argoed United, Borras Park Albion, Brickfield Rangers, Brymbo, FC Cefn, Garden Village, Johnstown Youth, Lex XI Colts, Llangollen Town, Mold Alex, New Brighton Villa, Penyffordd, Ruthin Town, Saltney Town.
PREMIER DIVISION - IN: Penyffordd, Rhydymwyn. OUT: Penycae (promoted), Lex XI (relegated).
DIVISION ONE - IN: Argoed United, Lex XI. OUT: Buckley United, Penyffordd.
RESERVES DIVISION - IN: Overton, Venture.
RESERVES AND COLTS - IN: Argoed United, Lex XI Colts, Llangollen Town, Mold Alex. OUT: Acrefair Youth, Airbus UK, Overton, Penley, Rhos Aelwyd, Venture.
GWYNEDD LEAGUE (11 or 13 teams)
LAST season's title winners Bro Goronwy stay put as they did not meet the promotion criteria for the Welsh Alliance.
Glantraeth have risen to the WAL after finishing runners-up last term. The Gwynedd League welcomes last season's Anglesey and Caernarfon League champions respectively, Trearddur Bay United and Llanllyfni.
There is an ongoing dispute over Gwynedd League membership. Holyhead Town and Penrhyndeudraeth have claimed promotion but their former leagues, Anglesey and Caernarfon respectively, have rejected their resignations.
In the meantime, Holyhead Town and Penrhyndeudraeth are suspended from football until the matter is resolved, hopefully early next week.
Clubs: Bangor City Reserves, Bangor University, Beaumaris Town, Bethel, Bontnewydd, Bro Goronwy, Holyhead Hotspur Reserves, Holyhead Town (provisional) Llanllyfni, Llanfairfechan Town, Llanystumdwy, Penrhyndeudraeth (provisional) Trearddur Bay United.
IN: Llanllyfni, Trearddur Bay, Holyhead Town (provisional), Penrhyndeudraeth (provisional) OUT: Glantraeth.
CLWYD LEAGUE (disbanded)
DUE to boundary changes implemented by the FAW, the Clwyd League, as we have known it since its formation in 1975, no longer exists.
All clubs residing in Flintshire are now part of the North East Wales FA (NEWFA), which in effect has split the old Clwyd League into two.
Flintshire club first teams which formerly operated in the Clwyd League will now compete the new 10-member Clwyd East League Premier Division.
Denbighshire and Conwy club first teams, which come under the North Wales Coast FA (NWCFA) banner, will now participate in the new 18-team Vale of Clwyd/Conwy League, comprising a Premier Division and Division One.
The two aforementioned leagues will operate at Level 5 of the FAW pyramid.
The Reserve Premier League, formed two seasons ago, will continue as an 11-team competition, still accommodating Flintshire/Conwy/Denbighshire sides.
The three counties will also combine to make up the nine teams in the new Clwyd Reserve Combination League.
Six new clubs originally joined the new structure - Acton Village, Abergele Colts, Old Colwyn, Rhyl Hearts, Towyn Rangers and West Shore, however Towyn Rangers have already withdrawn.
VALE OF CLWYD/CONWY LEAGUE (18 teams)
Premier Division (10): Abergele Dragons, Llansannan, Meliden, Mochdre Sports, Prestatyn Rovers, Rhos United, Rhuddlan Town, Rhyl Athletic, St Asaph, Y Glannau.
Division One (8): Abergele Colts, Betws-yn-Rhos, Bro Cernyw, Cerrigydrudion, Llannefydd, Old Colwyn, Rhyl Hearts, West Shore.
CLWYD EAST LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION (10 teams)
Clubs: Acton Village, Aston Park Rangers, Brynford United, Caerwys, Connah's Quay Tigers, FC Nomads of Connah's Quay, Flint Mountain, Mostyn Dragons, Point of Ayr, Sychdyn.
NORTH WALES RESERVE PREMIER LEAGUE (11 teams)
Clubs: Conwy United, Denbigh Town, Glan Conwy, Holywell Town, Flint Town United, GAP Connah's Quay, Llandudno, Llandudno Junction, Llanrwst United, Prestatyn Town, Rhyl.
CLWYD RESERVE COMBINATION LEAGUE (9 teams)
Clubs: Abergele Dragons Res, Llandyrnog United Res, Penmaenmawr Phoenix Res, Prestatyn Rovers Res, Rhuddlan Town Res, Aston Park Rangers Res, Connah's Quay Tigers Res, Flint Town United Youth, Halkyn United Res.
ANGLESEY LEAGUE (12 or 13 teams)
Three new clubs joined the Anglesey League at its recent AGM - Bodorgan, Holyhead-based Morawelon and Trearddur Bay United Reserves.
Last year's champions Trearddur Bay United go up to the Gwynedd League, while Llandegfan are taking a season out to deal with vandalism problems at their ground.
Clubs: Aberffraw, Amlwch Town Res, Bodorgan, Cemaes Bay, Holyhead Town (provisional), Llanfairpwll Res, Llannerchymedd, Llangefni Town Res, Llangoed and District, Menai Bridge Tigers, Morawelon, Pentraeth, Trearddur Bay United Res.
IN: Bodorgan, Morawelon, Trearddur Bay Reserves. OUT: Trearddur Bay United, Llandegfan, Holyhead Town (provisional).
CAERNARFON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE (18 or 19 teams)
Newly-sponsored by Snowdonia Fire Protection, the Caernarfon League has lost last season's Division One titlists Llanllyfni, but gains Groeslon, previously a successful Sunday League side, and Llandudno United.
Division One (10): Bangor University Res, Barmouth and Dyffryn Res, Caernarfon Borough, Deganwy, Felinheli, Llanrug United Reserves, Mynydd Llandegai, Penrhyndeudraeth (provisional), Talysarn Celts, Waunfawr.
Division Two (9): Blaenau Amateurs Res, Groeslon, Harlech, Llanbabo, Llandudno 147, Llandudno United, Machno United, Pwllheli Res, Trefor.
IN: Groeslon, Llandudno United. OUT: Llanllyfni Penrhyndeudraeth (provisional).
'I'm not cynical. I'm just experienced'.
29/11/2012. Anyone need numbers for Cheddar F C please p/m.