East Gwent League

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East Gwent League
Founded1913 [1]
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams17
Level on pyramid78
Promotion to Gwent County League Division Two
Current championsIscoed Tafarn
(2019–20)
Website East Gwent AFL

The East Gwent Association Football League (currently billed as The Monmouthshire Windows East Gwent Association Football League for sponsorship reasons) is a football league covering the eastern part of the preserved country of Gwent. It is affiliated to the Gwent County Football Association. The leagues are at the seventh and eighth levels of the Welsh football league system.

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Area

The area of the league is bordered by the River Severn/Bristol Channel on the South and the River Wye on the East to Monmouth. The league area continues West to include Raglan then following a line south to, but not including Llanwern , then on to the River Severn /Bristol Channel.

Divisions

The league is composed of two divisions.

Member clubs 2021–22

Division One

  • Caldicot Castle
  • Caldicot Town third team
  • Portskwett & Sudbrook
  • Rockfield Rovers
  • Severn Tunnel Non Political
  • Sudbrook Cricket Club
  • Thornwell Red & White
  • Undy Athletic third team

Division Two

  • Caldicot Castle reserves
  • Chepstow Athletic
  • Chepstow Town third team
  • Mathern
  • Portskwett & Sudbrook reserves
  • Sudbrook Cricket Club reserves
  • Thornwell Red & White reserves
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Underwood

Promotion and relegation

The league features other teams of clubs with representation at higher levels of the Welsh football pyramid. Promotion from the First Division is to the Gwent County League Division Two may be possible if a team is eligible.

Champions: Division One

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References

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