Aberdare Valley League

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Aberdare Valley League
Founded1906
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams27
Level on pyramid78
Promotion to South Wales Alliance League
Current championsFC Abercwmboi 'A'
(2018–19)
Website Aberdare Valley League

The Aberdare Valley Association Football League is a football league affiliated to the South Wales FA and provides football at the seventh and eighth levels of the Welsh football league system. The League's boundaries stretch from Rhigos in the north to Carnetown, Abercynon in the South of the Cynon Valley.

Contents

As of 2015 the league is only responsible for providing Mini football (Under 7 to Under 11) and Senior Men's football to the area. Junior (Under 12 to Under 16) football became the responsibility of the newly formed Aberdare Rhondda Junior Football League now called the Cynon Rhondda Merthyr Junior Football League.

Divisions

The league is composed of three divisions, with the following member clubs for the 2020–21 season [1] after 8 of the 10 clubs from the Merthyr & District League 2019–20 season were admitted.

Member clubs 2020–21

Premier Division

Division One (A)

  • AFC Aberaman
  • AFC Abercynon 'B'
  • Balli Glas
  • Merthyr Saints
  • Napiers Arms
  • Pantyscallog VJ
  • Quar Park Rangers
  • Royal Oak

Division One (B)

  • AFC Penrhiwceiber 'B'
  • AFC Perthcelyn United
  • Black Lion
  • Carnetown 'B
  • FC Abercwmboi 'B'
  • FC Cwmaman 'C'
  • Gurnos
  • Temple Bar
  • Trelewis Welfare

Promotion and relegation

Promotion from the Premier Division is possible to the South Wales Alliance League, with the champion of the league playing the other tier 7 champions from the South Wales regional leagues via play-off games to determine promotion.

Champions (Top Division)

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