Cymru Alliance

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Cymru Alliance
Cymru-Alliance.jpg
Founded1990
Folded2019
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Divisions1
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to Welsh Premier League
Relegation to Welsh National League (Wrexham Area)
Welsh Alliance League
Mid Wales League
Domestic cup(s) Welsh Cup
Cymru Alliance League Cup
Last champions Airbus UK Broughton (2nd title)
Most championships Caernarfon Town (3 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2018–19 season

The Cymru Alliance League (known for sponsorship reasons as Huws Gray Alliance) was a football league in north and central Wales which formed the second level of the Welsh football league system. From the 2019/20 season onwards, it was replaced by the Cymru North. [1]

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If the team which finished top of the league held a Domestic Licence, it could apply for promotion to the Welsh Premier League and was replaced by one of the bottom two teams in the Welsh Premier League.

If the league champions did not hold a Domestic Licence, then the team which finished second, if in possession of a Domestic Licence, could be promoted instead. The most successful club in the league was Caernarfon Town with three titles.

The Cymru Alliance also operated the Cymru Alliance League Cup, a knock out competition contested by members of the league

The teams also participated in Welsh Cup, the main Cup competition in Wales.

Teams in the final 2018–19 season

TeamLocationGroundPosition in 2017-18
Airbus UK Broughton Broughton The Airfield 3rd
Bangor City Bangor Nantporth 2nd in Welsh Premier League [2]
Buckley Town Buckley Globe Way1st in Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division
Conwy Borough Conwy Y Morfa Stadium1st in Welsh Alliance League Division 1
Denbigh Town Denbigh Central Park2nd
Flint Town United Flint Cae-y-Castell11th
Gresford Athletic Gresford Clappers Lane8th
Guilsfield Guilsfield Guilsfield Community Centre4th
Holyhead Hotspur Holyhead The New Oval12th
Holywell Town Holywell Halkyn Road5th
Llanrhaeadr YM Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant The Recreation Field1st in Mid Wales Football League Division 1
Penrhyncoch Penrhyn-coch Cae Baker9th
Porthmadog Porthmadog Y Traeth 7th
Prestatyn Town Prestatyn Bastion Road 12th in Welsh Premier League
Rhyl Rhyl Belle Vue 6th
Ruthin Town Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields10th

Cymru Alliance Winners (1990–2019)

SeasonWinnerRunner-up
1990–91
Flint Town United Caersws
1991–92
Caersws Llansantffraid
1992–93
Llansantffraid Welshpool Town
1993–94
Rhyl Welshpool Town
1994–95
Cemaes Bay Brymbo
1995–96
Oswestry Town Welshpool Town
1996–97
Rhayader Town Rhydymwyn
1997–98
Rhydymwyn Holywell Town
1998–99
Cefn Druids Rhydymwyn
1999–00
Oswestry Town Glantraeth
2000–01
Caernarfon Town Llangefni Town
2001–02
Welshpool Town Llangefni Town
2002–03
Porthmadog Llandudno
2003–04
Airbus UK Broughton Buckley Town
2004–05
Buckley Town Glantraeth
2005–06
Glantraeth Buckley Town
2006–07
Llangefni Town Bala Town
2007–08
Prestatyn Town Bala Town
2008–09
Bala Town Holyhead Hotspur
2009–10
Llangefni Town Flint Town United
2010–11
Gap Connah's Quay Rhyl
2011–12
Gap Connah's Quay Rhyl
2012–13
Rhyl Cefn Druids
2013–14
Cefn Druids Conwy Borough
2014–15
Llandudno Caernarfon Town
2015–16
Caernarfon Town Cefn Druids
2016–17
Prestatyn Town Caernarfon Town
2017–18
Caernarfon Town Denbigh Town
2018–19
Airbus UK Broughton Flint Town United

Performance by club

ClubWinnersRunners-upWinning Years
Caernarfon Town 322001, 2016, 2018
Llangefni Town 222007, 2010
Rhyl 221994, 2013
Cefn Druids 211999, 2014
Airbus UK Broughton 22004, 2019
Gap Connah's Quay 22011, 2012
Oswestry Town 21996, 2000
Prestatyn Town 22008, 2017
Welshpool Town 132002
Bala Town 122009
Buckley Town 122005
Flint Town United 121991
Glantraeth 122006
Caersws 111992
Llandudno 112015
Llansantffraid 111993
Cemaes Bay 11995
Porthmadog 12003
Rhayader Town 11997
Rhydymwyn 2
Brymbo 1
Conwy Borough 1
Denbigh Town -1
Holyhead Hotspur 1
Holywell Town 1

See also

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References

  1. "Football Association of Wales outline their plans for Tier Two and Three restructuring". 28 November 2018.
  2. "Decisions of the FAW Club Licencing Appeals Body". Welsh Premier League. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2019.