FAW Trophy

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FAW Trophy
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Founded1890
RegionWales
Current championsCefn Albion

The FAW Welsh Trophy is a knock-out football competition contested annually by teams from Wales and the borders.

Contents

The Football Association of Wales is the organising body of this competition, which has been run every year since its inception in 1890–91 (except during the two World Wars) for clubs competing in the lower echelons of the Welsh football league system.

It was known as the Welsh Junior Cup until 1902, when it became the Welsh Amateur Cup, a title it held until 1974, when it was renamed the FAW Intermediate Cup. The competition took its current title in 1993.

Eligible clubs

In order to play in this competition a club must compete at Level 3 or below of the Welsh football league system.

Teams playing in and below Welsh Football League Division 2, the Mid Wales Football League, the Welsh Alliance League and Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) are eligible to enter.

All applying clubs must also meet the Competition Ground Criteria requirements. [1]

Winners from outside Wales

Just like the Welsh Cup, the FAW Trophy was once open to clubs from the Marches and an English club took the trophy out of Wales on nine occasions:

Winners

SeasonWinnersScoreRunners-UpOther InfoVenue for final
Welsh Junior Cup
1890–91 [2] Wrexham Victoria 4–1 Flint Town Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
1891–92 [3] Llandudno Swifts 2–1 Wrexham Gymnasium Summer Gardens, Rhyl
1892–93 [4] Wrexham Gymnasium1–0 Flag of England.svg Wrockwardine WoodRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
1893–94 [5] Mold Red Stars 4–3 Flag of England.svg Wrockwardine WoodStansty Park, Wrexham
1894–95 [6] Caergwrle Wanderers 2–1 Bangor Reserves Flint
1895–96 [7] Queensferry Ironopolis3–0 Flag of England.svg Shrewsbury AthleticRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
1896–97 [8] Flag of England.svg Coppenhall3–2 Rhos Eagle Wanderers Buckley
1897–98 [9] Rhos Eagle Wanderers6–1 Flag of England.svg Singleton & ColesChirk
1898–99 [10] Flag of England.svg Oswestry United Reserves1–0 Flag of England.svg Singleton & ColesWelshpool
1899–1900 [11] Flag of England.svg Wellington St. Georges United2–0 Llanrwst TownFlint
1900–01 [12] Wrexham Victoria 1–0 Flag of England.svg Singleton & ColesRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
1901–02 [13] Wrexham Victoria1–0Machynlleth TownOswestry United Ground, Oswestry
Welsh Amateur Cup
1902–03 [14] Druids Reserves 4–0Bangor ReservesRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
1903–04 Wrexham Victoria4–2Druids ReservesOswestry
1904–05 [15] Esclusham White Stars 4–0Bangor ReservesWrexham
1905–06 Buckley Engineers 3–1 Porthmadog Replay; first game ended 2–2Welshpool
1906–07 Buckley Engineers2–1 Aberystwyth Replay; first game ended 2–2Newtown
1907–08 [16] Esclusham White Stars 1–0 Brymbo Victoria Wrexham
1908–09 [17] [18] Caernarfon United 5–1 Oak Alyn Rovers Colwyn Bay
1909–10 [19] Johnstown Amateurs2-1Bangor Reserves Sealand Road, Chester
1910–11 Buckley Engineers1–0AberystwythNewtown
1911–12 Rhosllanerchrugog 2–1SummerhillReplay; first game ended 1–1
1912–13 Johnstown Amateurs3–1 Aberaman Athletic
1913–14 [20] Cardiff Corinthians 1–0 Holywell Town Newtown
1914–19No competition
1919–20 Caerau4–1Barmouth Comrades
1920–21 Flag of England.svg Northern Nomads 1–1Llanidloes United
1921–22Llanidloes United3–1 U.C.W. Aberystwyth
1922–23Acrefair United1–0 Lovell's Athletic
1923–24 Denbigh Town 2–1Lovell's Athletic
1924–25 Flag of England.svg Northern Nomads 5–1Llanidloes UnitedReplay; first game ended 1–1
1925–26Lovell's Athletic2–0 Holywell United
1926–27Lovell's Athletic2–0 Holywell United
1927–28Lovell's Athletic1–0Llanidloes United
1928–29Cardiff Corinthians2–0Aberystwyth
1929–30Cardiff Corinthians4–3Burntwood
1930–31Aberystwyth Town5–1Llanfairfechan
1931–32 Machynlleth 3–0Cardiff Corinthians
1932–33Aberystwyth Town4–1Llanidloes United
1933–34Unknown
1934–35Aberdyfi2–1Aberystwyth Town
1935–36 Llay Welfare 3–1Treharris AthleticReplay; first game ended 1–1
1936–37 Treharris Athletic 2–1Llandudno
1937–38Abercynon Athletic2–1 Flag of England.svg Wem TownReplay; first game ended 1–1
1938–39Caerau Athletic1–0Lovell's Athletic
1939–40Abercynon Athletic3–0Flint Athletic
1940–45No competition
1945–46Caerau Athletic5–1Llay United
1946–47Troedyrhiw5–0Llay United
1947–48Flint Town United2–1Troedyrhiw
1948–49 Llay United 2–0 Flag of England.svg Hanwood Welfare
1949–50Caerau Athletic2–0 Llay Welfare
1950–51Treharris Athletic3–1Connahs Quay Juniors
1951–52 Ton Pentre 6–2 Chirk AAA
1952–53 Connahs Quay Nomads 3–2 Caersws
1953–54Lovell's Athletic3–2Overton St. Mary's
1954–55 Newtown 4–2Chirk AAA
1955–56 Porthmadog 5–2 Flag of England.svg Peritus
1956–57Porthmadog5–2 Druids United Replay; first game ended 2–2
1957–5855th Royal Artillery Tonfannau3–1Porthmadog
1958–59 Chirk AAA 2–0 Flag of England.svg Whitchurch Alport Replay; first game ended 2–2
1959–60Chirk AAA3–2Caerau Athletic
1960–61 Caersws 4–2Buckley Wanderers
1961–62Cardiff Corinthians3–2 Holywell Town
1962–63Chirk AAA2–0Caersws
1963–64 Flag of England.svg Donnington Wood2–1Caersws
1964–65 Llanidloes Town 3–2Gwynfi Welfare
1965–66 Caerleon 1–0 Welshpool
1966–67 Brymbo Steelworks 3–2Cardiff College of Education
1967–68Cardiff College of Education3–1Welshpool
1968–69Cardiff College of Education2–0Tonyrefail Welfare
1969–70Aberystwyth Town2–1Cardiff College of Education
1970–71 Flag of England.svg Bridgnorth Town 2–1Welshpool
1971–72Welshpool1–0Aberystwyth
1972–73 Rhyl 2–0 Flag of England.svg GKN StanleyReplay; first game ended 0–0
1973–74 Flag of England.svg Whitchurch Alport 2–1Cardiff College of Education
FAW Intermediate Cup
1974–75 Flag of England.svg Donnington Wood2–0Buckley Wanderers
1975–76Cardiff College of Education2–1 Flag of England.svg Shifnal Town
1976–77Welshpool4–1 Flag of England.svg Whitchurch Alport
1977–78 Caernarfon Town 1–0Llanidloes Town
1978–79Pontllanfraith1–0Flint Town United
1979–80 Blaenau Ffestiniog 1–0Brymbo SteelworksReplay; first game ended 3–3
1980–81Connahs Quay Nomads1–0 Newport YMCA
1981–82 Conwy United 1–0Blaenau Ffestiniog
1982–83Welshpool4–3Brymbo Steelworks
1983–84Welshpool1–0CaerswsReplay; first game ended 1–1
1984–85Cardiff Corinthians2–1 Brecon Corinthians Replay; first game ended 2–2
1985–86Aberystwth Town3–1Newtown
1986–87 Afan Lido 1–0Taffs WellReplay; first game ended 3–3
1987–88Aberystwyth1–0Newtown
1988–89Caersws3–2Aberystwyth Town
1989–90Ragged School2–0 Porthcawl Town
1990–91 Abergavenny Thursdays 2–0Mostyn
1991–92 Llangefni Town 2–1CaerswsReplay; first game ended 1–1
1992–93 Llansantffraid 3–0Brecon Corinthians
FAW Trophy
1993–94 Barry Town 2–1Aberaman
1994–95 Rhydymwyn 1–0 Taffs Well
1995–96Rhydymwyn2–1Penrhyncoch
1996–97Cambrian United Sky Blues2–1Rhyl Delta
1997–98 Dinas Powys 2–0Llanrwst
1998–99Ragged School3–1Barry Athletic
1999-00Trefelin BGC6–2 Bryntirion Athletic
2000–01Ragged School1–0 Gresford Athletic
2001–02 Cefn United 2–0 Llangeinor
2002–03Rhydyfelin Zenith4–1Tillery
2003–04 Penycae 3–2 Llanrhaeadr
2004–05 West End 3–1 Rhydymwyn
2005–06West End4–2 Cefn United
2006–07 Brymbo 6–2 Glan Conwy
2007–08 Rhos Aelwyd 4–2 Corwen
2008–09 [21] Ragged School1–0Penycae
2009–10 [22] Glan Conwy 5–1 Clydach Wasps
2010–11 [23] Holywell Town 3–2 Conwy United
2011–12 [24] Sully Sports2–1 Holyhead Hotspur
2012–13 [25] Caernarfon Town 6–0Kilvey FordsLatham Park, Newtown
2013–14 [26] Llanrug United 3–2Chirk AAA
2014–15 [27] Holywell Town 4–2 Penrhyndeudraeth FC
2015-16 [28] Abergavenny Town 1-0 Sully Sports Dragon Park, Newport
2016-17 Chirk AAA 2-1Penlan ClubPark Avenue, Aberystwyth
2017-18 [29] Conwy Borough 4-1 Rhos Aelwyd The Airfield, Broughton
2018-19 [30] Cefn Albion 4-0 Pontardawe Town Park Avenue, Aberystwyth

Performance

Performance by club

ClubWinnersRunners-upFinal appearancesLast final
Aberystwyth Town 56111989
Cardiff Corinthians 5161985
Chirk AAA 4482017
Lovell's Athletic 4371954
Welshpool4371984
Caerau Athletic4151960
Wrexham Victoria 4041904
Ragged School4042009
Cardiff College of Education3361976
Buckley Engineers 3031911
Llanidloes United/Town 2571978
Caersws 2571992
Holywell Town 2462015
Porthmadog 2241958
Treharris Athletic2131951
Rhydymwyn 2132005
Esclusham White Stars 2021908
Northern Nomads 2021925
Abercynon Athletic 2021940
Donnington Wood2021975
Connahs Quay Nomads 2021981
West End 2022006
Caernarfon Town 2022013
Flint Town United 1231979
Brymbo Steelworks 1231983
Llay United 1231949
Whitchurch Alport 1231977
Newtown 1231988
Wrexham Gymnasium1121893
Rhos Eagle Wanderers1121898
Machynlleth1121932
Druids Reserves 1121904
Troedyrhiw1121948
Llay Welfare 1121950
Conwy United 2132018
Blaenau Ffestiniog 1121982
Cefn United 1122006
Penycae 1122009
Glan Conwy 1122010
Sully Sports 1122016
Llandudno Swifts 1011892
Mold Red Stars1011894
Caergwrle Wanderers1011895
Queensferry Ironopolis1011896
Coppenhall1011897
Oswestry United Reserves1011899
Wellington St Georges United1011900
Caernarfon United1011909
Johnstown Amateurs1011910
Rhosllanerchrugog 1011912
Johnstown Athletic1011913
Acrefair United1011923
Bridgnorth Town 1011971
Rhyl 1011973
Barry Town 1011994
Cambrian United Sky Blues1011997
Trefelin BGC 1012000
Rhydyfelin Zenith1012003
Brymbo 1012007
Rhos Aelwyd 1122018
Llanrug United 1012014
Abergavenny Town 1012016
Bangor Reserves 0441910
Singleton & Coles0331901
Wrockwardine Wood0221894
Brecon Corinthians 0221993
Aberaman Athletic 0221994
Taffs Well 0221995
Llanrwst Town 0221998
Shrewsbury Athletic0111896
Brymbo Victoria 0111908
Oak Alyn Rovers0111909
Summerhill0111912
Penrhyncoch 0111996
Rhyl Delta0111997
Barry Athletic0111999
Bryntirion Athletic 0112000
Gresford Athletic 0112001
Llangeinor 0112002
Tillery0112003
Llanrhaedr 0112004
Clydach Wasps 0112010
Holyhead Hotspur 0112012
Kilvey Fords 0112013
Penrhyndeudraeth FC 0112015
Penlan Club 0112017
Incomplete

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