|Number of teams||8|
|Level on pyramid||5|
|Feeder to||Mid Wales Football League|
|Promotion to||Mid Wales Football League|
|Current champions||Guilsfield Reserves |
|Most championships|| Llanfair United/ Llanfair Caereinion |
The Montgomeryshire Football League (currently the JT Hughes Football League) is a football league in Mid Wales, sitting at the fifth level of the Welsh football league system.
The league hosts several cup competitions. These include: The Emrys Morgan Cup, Montgomeryshire Cup, Village Cup, Tanners Town Cup, League Cup and Consolation Cup.
Teams promoted from Division One may enter the Mid Wales League if standards and facilities fall into line with the regulations and criteria of the FAW and Mid Wales Football League (Tier 4 of the Welsh Football Pyramid).
The league was founded in 1904 as the Montgomeryshire & District League, and the first ten seasons before the First World War saw the league dominated by Aberystwyth Town, who won the inaugural title and two other championships, and Llanidloes who won five titles.
After the war, the league was reformed for a single season with Newtown picking up their only title (to date_, before the league went into abeyance with the creation of the Welsh National League setup. The league returned in the 1930s as the Montgomery Junior Leagueand ran until the outbreak of the Second World War, when football was again suspended.
The 1950's was notable for five successive titles for Rodney Rovers, a club from Four Crosses, who played behind the Golden Lion public house.
The 1967–68 saw the league expand to two divisions, a format that continued until the 2021–22 season.
It has also be known as the Montgomeryshire Amateur League.
|Season||Division One||Division Two|
|2020-11||Season cancelled - Covid-19 pandemic||Season cancelled - Covid-19 pandemic|
|2018-19||Guilsfield reserves||Llanrhaeadr reserves|
|2017-18||Bishop's Castle Town||Forden United|
|2016-17||Waterloo Rovers||Bishop's Castle Town|
|2015-16||Llanfair United reserves||Forden United|
|2014-15||Bettws (Cedewain)||Morda United|
|2013-14||Llanfair United reserves||Bettws (Cedewain)|
|2011-12||Caersws||Llanfair United reserves|
|2010-11||Llanidloes Town reserves||Welshpool Town reserves|
|2008-09||Llansantffraid Village||Welshpool Town reserves|
|2007-08||Dyffryn Banw||Llansantffraid Village|
|2006-07||Bishop's Castle Town||The New Saints Colts|
|2005-06||Total Network Solutions reserves||Waterloo Rovers reserves|
|2004-05||Four Crosses||Llanfyllin Town reserves|
|2003-04||Welshpool Town reserves||Four Crosses|
|2002-03||Llangedwyn||Welshpool Town reserves|
|2001-02||Bettws (Cedewain)||Forden United|
|1996-97||Waterloo Rovers||Welshpool Town reserves|
|1989-90||Llanfair Caereinion||Waterloo Rovers|
|1983-84||Bettws (Cedewain)||Forden United|
|1982-83||Llansantffraid||R & Q Sports|
|1978–79||Llanfyllin Town||Llanfair United reserves|
|1976–77||Llanfyllin Town||Caersws reserves|
|1974–75||Llanfair United||Newtown Amateurs|
|1973–74||Llanfyllin Town||Montgomery Town|
|1972–73||Llanfair United||Llanfyllin Town|
|1970–71||Llansantffraid||Welshpool Amateur reserves|
Those years empty are not known.
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