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Welsh League applicants for 2019-20

 



Bantam Cymraeg
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Jan 8, 2019, 10:07 PM

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11 teams have applied (current league position in brackets) -

South Wales Alliance
Ynyshir Albions (top)
Caerphilly Athletic (2nd)
Cardiff Draconians (3rd)
Sully Sports (5th)
Brecon Corinthians (6th)
Cefn Cribwr (9th)

Gwent County League
Abertillery Bluebirds (top)
Cwmbran Town (2nd)
Abercarn United (3rd)
Lliswerry (4th)
Ynysddu Welfare (6th)

There were no applicants from the 4 West Wales feeder leagues.


gcnc
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Jan 9, 2019, 8:02 AM

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It's interesting to see so many clubs from the SWAL and Gwent County applying to get into a division which will disappear at the end of 2019-20, sending them straight back into County football!

In the SWAL, Ynyshir look odds-on to win the title, particularly having given nearest rivals Caerphilly such a drubbing last weekend. Albions' ground is good enough for Welsh League now but there are no seats which would be needed in 2020-21.

It looks as if Cefn Cribwr are back at their ground in the village after spending months at Bettws. Anyone know what improvements have been made there?

In Gwent, probably only Abercarn and Lliswerry would have enough seats for the long term, as Torfaen Borough Council will never spend the money to re-open the stand at Cwmbran Stadium. Only Ynysddu Welfare would fail to meet Welsh League criteria at the moment as there is no cover at Pontllanfraith 3G.


Richard Rundle
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Jan 9, 2019, 10:45 PM

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Presumably Caerphilly Athletic would have to move grounds?


gcnc
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Jan 10, 2019, 7:53 AM

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Presumably Caerphilly Athletic would have to move grounds?


Yes, but the only possible option seems to be Bedwas Rugby Club, where Trethomas Bluebirds shared for a year, but that brings its problems too.

Good recent article here about the situation

https://caerphilly.observer/...promotion-dream-end/


villan
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Jan 10, 2019, 1:01 PM

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I must have missed this. When was it decided that Welsh league will be losing a division? I assume this is to enable any sponsorship dividends to be spread between fewer clubs within league set up to try to increase standards? It will also presumably have a big impact on current tier 5 clubs with 16 clubs being returned to those leagues albeit presumably these would then be at tier 4 so no demotion as such. Where can I read more about this?



End 2017-18, Total Grounds 1365

New grounds 2018/19. 62


gcnc
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Jan 10, 2019, 3:03 PM

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I must have missed this. When was it decided that Welsh league will be losing a division? I assume this is to enable any sponsorship dividends to be spread between fewer clubs within league set up to try to increase standards? It will also presumably have a big impact on current tier 5 clubs with 16 clubs being returned to those leagues albeit presumably these would then be at tier 4 so no demotion as such. Where can I read more about this?


In reality, under the FAW restructuring, discussed at length here ...

http://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/...;;page=unread#unread

... the Welsh League as a whole will disappear.

From next season, what is now Welsh League Division 1, alongside the Cymru Alliance in the north, becomes a Tier 2 league of the FAW Premier. In 2020-21, Tier 3 leagues will be introduced, swallowing up the Welsh League, Welsh Alliance, Mid Wales League and WNL Wrexham area divisions as they are now. Underneath that will be local, recreational leagues.


(This post was edited by gcnc on Jan 10, 2019, 3:07 PM)


R.S.Cavendish
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Jan 10, 2019, 3:10 PM

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Would this possibly mean that Newcastle Emlyn have now decided to accept promotion to the Mid-Wales League instead of to the Welsh League?


gcnc
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Jan 10, 2019, 3:45 PM

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Do they have 100 seats? If so they must have a chance of being accepted into Tier 3 (South West) or whatever it will be called, in 2020-21, if they wanted to be part of the pyramid structure. That would probably mean travelling as far east as Bridgend / Port Talbot and up into the west of mid-Wales too, so I suspect they'll stay playing at county level.


Bantam Cymraeg
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Jan 27, 2019, 7:36 PM

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11 teams have applied (current league position in brackets) -

South Wales Alliance
Ynyshir Albions (top)
Caerphilly Athletic (2nd)
Cardiff Draconians (3rd)
Sully Sports (5th)
Brecon Corinthians (6th)
Cefn Cribwr (9th)

Gwent County League
Abertillery Bluebirds (top)
Cwmbran Town (2nd)
Abercarn United (3rd)
Lliswerry (4th)
Ynysddu Welfare (6th)

There were no applicants from the 4 West Wales feeder leagues.

Looks like I had a few names missing from my original post. Canton Liberal, Merthyr Saints and Pencoed Athletic also applied from the South Wales Alliance.

Out of the 14 applicants, 3 had their applications rejected - Caerphilly Athletic, Cefn Cribwr and Pencoed Athletic (all from the SWA). Clubs must finish in the top 2 of their feeder league to be eligible for promotion.


Gladstone
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Feb 25, 2019, 9:27 PM

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Would this possibly mean that Newcastle Emlyn have now decided to accept promotion to the Mid-Wales League instead of to the Welsh League?


Newcastle Emlyn played in Welsh League Div 3 a few years ago. Involved in vast amount of travel for them. Though Carmarthenshire, they are close to the Ceredigion border so applied to the Cardignshire league: for them Mid-Wales would surely make sense.



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gcnc
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Mar 31, 2019, 9:25 AM

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11 teams have applied (current league position in brackets) -

South Wales Alliance
Ynyshir Albions (top)
Caerphilly Athletic (2nd)
Cardiff Draconians (3rd)
Sully Sports (5th)
Brecon Corinthians (6th)
Cefn Cribwr (9th)

Gwent County League
Abertillery Bluebirds (top)
Cwmbran Town (2nd)
Abercarn United (3rd)
Lliswerry (4th)
Ynysddu Welfare (6th)

There were no applicants from the 4 West Wales feeder leagues.

Looks like I had a few names missing from my original post. Canton Liberal, Merthyr Saints and Pencoed Athletic also applied from the South Wales Alliance.

Out of the 14 applicants, 3 had their applications rejected - Caerphilly Athletic, Cefn Cribwr and Pencoed Athletic (all from the SWA). Clubs must finish in the top 2 of their feeder league to be eligible for promotion.


Ynysddu Welfare have confirmed they are not eligible for promotion. So Abertillery Bluebirds need one win from their last three games to guarantee the Gwent promotion spot.


gcnc
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Apr 9, 2019, 10:06 PM

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Ynysddu Welfare have confirmed they are not eligible for promotion. So Abertillery Bluebirds need one win from their last three games to guarantee the Gwent promotion spot.


.... which they achieved this evening at Cwmbran Town, and so Abertillery Bluebirds are promoted from the Gwent County League, subject to Welsh League confirmation.


gcnc
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May 4, 2019, 5:15 PM

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Ynyshir Albions have won the South Wales Alliance League, and will be promoted to the Welsh League, subject to confirmation.

 
 


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