Bridgend & District League

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Bridgend & District League
Founded1928 [1]
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams34
Level on pyramid79
Promotion to South Wales Alliance League
Domestic cup(s)WT John Open Cup
Premier Division Cup
Current champions Bettws
(2019–20)
Website Bridgend & District League

The Bridgend & District League is a football league covering the town of Bridgend and surrounding areas in South Wales. The leagues are at the eighth, ninth and tenth levels of the Welsh football league system.

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Area

The radius of the league covers Ogmore Valley, the Llynfi Valley, Bridgend, the Garw Valley and Gilfach. The league's eastern side is Llanharry and its western side is Cefn Cribwr.

Divisions

The league is composed of three divisions.

Member clubs 2021–22

Premier Division

  • Brackla
  • Broadlands
  • Bryncae
  • Brynna
  • Caerau All Whites
  • Caerau FC
  • FC Maesteg
  • Llanharry
  • Red Valley
  • Sarn
  • Wyndham BGC

Division One

Division Two

  • Brackla reserves
  • Bridgend Tref reserves
  • Broadlands reserves
  • Bryncae reserves
  • Brynna reserves
  • Caerau All Whites reserves
  • Carn Rovers reserves
  • Cefn Cribwr 3rd team
  • FC Maesteg reserves
  • Garw SBGC reserves
  • Llangeinor 3rd team
  • Llangynwyd Rangers reserves
  • Llanharry reserves

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 (Premier Division)

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