Cymru North

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Cymru North
Cymru North.png
Founded2019
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Cymru Premier
Relegation to Ardal Leagues
Domestic cup(s) Welsh League Cup
Welsh Cup
Current champions Prestatyn Town
(2019–20)
TV partners S4C
Website cymrufootball.wales
Current: 2020–21 season

The Cymru North [1] is a regional football league in Wales, covering the northern half of the country. It has semi-professional status clubs and together with the Cymru South, it forms the second tier of the Welsh football league system.

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The first year of its operation was 2019–20 with the Football Association of Wales owning and administering the tier 2 leagues for the first time. These changes followed from a review of the Welsh Football Pyramid. [2] Prior to 2019, the equivalent league was the Cymru Alliance, covering North and Central Wales.

The 2019–20 season

The league was a seventeen club league and in its inaugural season featured Colwyn Bay, returning to the Welsh Football pyramid. [3] Rhyl folded during the season and were expelled from the league with their results expunged. The season was not completed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the final league positions were decided on a points per game basis.

Member clubs for the 2020-21 season

The following teams were confirmed as members of the inaugural season after the Football Association of Wales confirmed relegation from, and promotion to the league in June 2020. Llanidloes Town, Holywell Town and Holyhead Hotspur were promoted, Corwen, Llanfair and Porthmadog have been relegated. [4]

ClubLocationHome ground
Airbus UK Broughton Broughton The Airfield
Bangor City Bangor Nantporth
Buckley Town Buckley The Globe
Colwyn Bay Old Colwyn Llanelian Road
Conwy Borough Conwy Y Morfa Stadium
Gresford Athletic Gresford Clappers Lane
Guilsfield Guilsfield Clos Mytton
Holyhead Hotspur Holyhead The New Oval
Holywell Town Holywell Halkyn Road
Llandudno Llandudno Maesdu Park
Llangefni Town Llangefni Cae Bob Parry
Llanidloes Town Llanidloes Victoria Park
Llanrhaeadr Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant The Recreation Field
Penrhyncoch Penrhyn-coch Cae Baker
Prestatyn Town Prestatyn Bastion Road
Ruthin Town Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields

Champions

Relegated into Cymru North from Cymru Premier

Relegated from Cymru North

See also

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References

  1. http://www.wnl.org.uk/PYRAMID%20REGULATIONS%20Season%202018-2019%20and%202019-2020%20(Approved%20on%2027%2004%202018.pdf [ bare URL ]
  2. https://www.faw.cymru/en/about-faw/domestic/pyramid-review/ [ bare URL ]
  3. English-tier club Colwyn Bay to return to Welsh leagues BBC Sport, 7 March 2019
  4. Jones, Jordan. "Cymru North: Llanidloes, Holywell and Holyhead promoted, Corwen, Llanfair and Porthmadog relegated". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 17 June 2020.