Anglesey League

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Anglesey League
Founded1895
Folded2020
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams11
Level on pyramid6
Promotion to Gwynedd League
Domestic cup(s)Dargie Cup
Megan Cup
Bwlch Car Boot Trophy
Elias Cup
Lucas Oil Cup
Most championships Gwalchmai
Newborough
Amlwch Town (9 Championships)
Current: 2019-20

The Anglesey Football League was a football league in Anglesey, Wales, and was equivalent to the sixth level of the Welsh football league system in North Wales. The champions were promoted to the Gwynedd League.

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The league also runs five cup competitions which are (Current holders in brackets) Lucas Oil Cup (Bryngwran Bulls), Dargie Cup (Bryngwran Bulls), Elias Cup (Arriva Bangor), Megan Cup (Holyhead Hotspur Reserves) and the Bwlch Car Boot Trophy (Arriva Bangor).

League members also compete in the North Wales Coast Junior Cup against fellow league members and members from the Caernarfon & District League and the Clwyd League.

Since 2012, after years of struggle, the number of teams competing in the Anglesey League has fallen from 15 to 11.

The likes of Bethesda Reserves, Maes-Y-Bryn and Llanfairpwll Reserves have all resigned in recent years. Some have encountered hardships such as losing managers and players, whilst others such as Llanfairfechan have left to join other leagues.

The league folded in 2020 due to a reorganisation of the Welsh football league pyramid, with many teams joining the North Wales Coast West Football League. [1]

Member clubs for 2019–20 season

League Champions

Information sourced from Welsh Soccer Archive

1890s

  • 1897–98 – Menai Bridge

1900s

  • Tables/ league status unknown

1910s

  • 1910–11 –
  • 1911–12 –
  • 1912–13 – League running but champions unknown
  • 1913–14 –
  • 1914–15 – Football suspended due to the First World War
  • 1915–16 – Football suspended due to the First World War
  • 1916–17 – Football suspended due to the First World War
  • 1917–18 – Football suspended due to the First World War
  • 1918–19 –
  • 1919–20 –

1920s

  • 1920–21 –
  • 1921–22 – Holyhead Alexandra Rovers
  • 1922–23 – Beaumaris St Marys
  • 1923–24 – Llanfairpwll
  • 1924–25 – Beaumaris
  • 1925–26 –
  • 1926–27 –
  • 1927–28 – League not operating
  • 1928–29 – Menai Bridge
  • 1929–30 – Beaumaris

1930s

  • 1930–31 – Newborough
  • 1931–32 –
  • 1932–33 –
  • 1933–34 – Llangefni
  • 1934–35 – Holyhead Railway Institute
  • 1935–36 –
  • 1936–37 –
  • 1937–38 – Llandegfan
  • 1938–39 – Llangefni Town
  • 1939–40 – Football suspended due to the Second World War

1940s

  • 1940–41 – Football suspended due to the Second World War
  • 1941–42 – Football suspended due to the Second World War
  • 1942–43 – Football suspended due to the Second World War
  • 1943–44 – Football suspended due to the Second World War
  • 1944–45 – Football suspended due to the Second World War
  • 1945–46 – Football suspended due to the Second World War
  • 1946–47 – Amlwch Town (fixtures not completed)
  • 1947–48 – Amlwch Town
  • 1948–49 – Amlwch Town
  • 1949–50 – Amlwch Town

1950s

  • 1950–51 – Amlwch Town
  • 1951–52 – Llangefni
  • 1952–53 – Aberffraw
  • 1953–54 – Llanfairpwll
  • 1954–55 – Newborough
  • 1955–56 – Newborough
  • 1956–57 – Gwalchmai
  • 1957–58 – Newborough
  • 1958–59 – Gwalchmai
  • 1959–60 – Gwalchmai

1960s

  • 1960–61 – Newborough
  • 1961–62 – Brynsiencyn
  • 1962–63 – Brynsiencyn
  • 1963–64 – Aberffraw
  • 1964–65 – Newborough
  • 1965–66 – Newborough
  • 1966–67 – Newborough
  • 1967–68 – Holyhead Town reserves
  • 1968–69 – Newborough
  • 1969–70 – Holyhead Town reserves

1970s

  • 1970–71 – Amlwch Town
  • 1971–72 – Amlwch Town
  • 1972–73 – Llangoed & District
  • 1973–74 – Llandegfan
  • 1974–75 – Llanfairpwll
  • 1975–76 – Llanfairpwll
  • 1976–77 – Llanfairpwll
  • 1977–78 – Beaumaris Town
  • 1978–79 – Beaumaris Town
  • 1979–80 – Holyhead Town

1980s

  • 1980–81 – Llangefni
  • 1981–82 – Llanfairpwll
  • 1982–83 – Llanfairpwll
  • 1983–84 – Llanerchymedd
  • 1984–85 – Llanerchymedd
  • 1985–86 – Holyhead Town
  • 1986–87 – Gwalchmai
  • 1987–88 – Holyhead Town
  • 1988–89 – Llangoed & District
  • 1989–90 – Gwalchmai

1990s

2000s

  • 2000–01 – Gwalchmai
  • 2001–02 – Beaumaris Town
  • 2002–03 – Llangefni-Glantraeth reserves
  • 2003–04 – Holyhead Gwelfor Athletic
  • 2004–05 – Gaerwen
  • 2005–06 – Amlwch Town
  • 2006–07 – Holyhead Gwelfor Athletic
  • 2007–08 – Gwalchmai
  • 2008–09 – Pentraeth Nurseries
  • 2009–10 – Bro Goronwy

2010s

  • 2010-11 – Trearddur Bay
  • 2011–12 – Morawelon
  • 2012–13 – Pentraeth
  • 2013–14 – Menai Bridge Tigers
  • 2014–15 – Valley F.C
  • 2015–16 – Bro Goronwy
  • 2016–17 – Holyhead Town
  • 2017–18 – Mynydd Tigers
  • 2018–19 – Bryngwran Bulls
  • 2019-20 – Cemaes Bay

Dargie Cup Champions

Top scorers

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References

  1. Jones, Dave (2 June 2020). "Goodbye Anglesey League – a dear friend to North Wales football for 125 years". North Wales Sport. Retrieved 10 June 2020.