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|Number of teams||41|
|Level on pyramid||8–11|
|Promotion to||Gwent County League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Senior Challenge Bowl|
Junior Challenge Cup
Sunday Challenge Cup
|Current champions||Riverside Rovers |
The Newport and District Football League (currently billed as The Monmouthshire Building Society Newport and District Football League for sponsorship reasons) is a football league covering the city of Newport and surrounding areas in South Wales. The headquarters are located at Newport Civic Centre.
The League's area consists of the city of Newport and the surrounding part of the historic county of Monmouthshire as far west as the county boundary at Bedwas, as far north-west as Abercarn and Wattsville, as far north-east as Sebastopol Bridge, and as far east as Llanwern, and Nash.
The league is composed of four divisions plus a Sunday division. The top-level consists of a premier division split into "Premier X" and "Premier Y" (for reserve teams), and two feeder divisions numbered 1 and 2.
The Premier X division champions (or runners-up if the champions do not meet ground criteria) are promoted to the Gwent County League. Promotion and relegation also applies to the two bottom clubs of Division 1 and the two top clubs of Division 2. Promotion to the Premier division from Division 1 and relegation from the Premier division is at the discretion of the league's Executive Committee. Clubs requesting places in the Premier Division will be interviewed by the Executive Committee.
Caerleon is a town and community on the River Usk situated 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the city of Newport, Wales and 5.5 miles (9 km) southeast of Cwmbran. Caerleon is of archaeological importance, being the site of a notable Roman legionary fortress, Isca Augusta, and an Iron Age hillfort. Close to the remains of Isca Augusta are the National Roman Legion Museum and the Roman Baths Museum. The town also has strong historical and literary associations: Geoffrey of Monmouth elevated the significance of Caerleon as a major centre of British history in his Historia Regum Britanniae, and Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote Idylls of the King (1859-1885) while staying in Caerleon.
Cwmbran is a town in the county borough of Torfaen in South Wales.
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