North Wales Coast League

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North Wales Coast League
Founded1893
1933 (re-founded)
First season 1893–94
1933–34 (re-founded)
Folded1921
1935 (dissolved)
CountryWales
Divisions2 (190506 through 192021)
Number of teams12 (Division 1)
14 (Division 2)
(192021)
Domestic cup(s) Welsh Cup
League cup(s) North Wales Coast Senior Cup
Last champions Llanfairfechan (1934–35)
Most championships Bangor City
(5 times + 2 with Reserves)
[1]

The North Wales Coast League was a North Walian association football league that existed from 1893 until 1921. After the Welsh Senior League , which started in 1890, [1] it was the second association football league formed in North Wales. [2] There was an attempt to restart the league in 1930, which failed, followed by another restart in 1933, which lasted for two seasons. Seven teams from across the North Wales coast contested in the first season, with the number of clubs increasing to 26 in 1920, playing over two divisions.

Contents

History

Background

Formation

Welsh National League

In 1921 the league was absorbed into the Welsh National League.

North Wales Football Combination

As well as the failed attempt to restart the league in the 1930-31 season, the North Wales Football Combination was formed in the same season, then renamed North Wales Coast League for the 1933-34 season, for two seasons. Disbanded due to the formation of the Welsh League (North). [3] [4] [5]

Champions

SeasonWinnerRunner-up
189394 Fflint Llandudno Swifts
189495 Rhyl Fflint
1895–96 Bangor Fflint
189697 Llandudno Swifts Bangor
189798 Llandudno Swifts Rhyl Town
189899 Llanrwst Town Bangor
18991900 Bangor Llanrwst Town
190001 Bangor Rhyl
190102 Carnarvon Ironopolis Bangor
190203 Porthmadoc Bangor
190304 Bangor Porthmadoc
190405 Bangor Reserves Porthmadoc

190521

Division One

SeasonWinnerRunner-up
190506 Bangor Reserves Holyhead Swifts
190607 Holyhead Swifts Llandudno Amateurs
190708 Bangor Reserves Holyhead Swifts
190809 Beaumaris Caernarfon United
190910 U.C.N.W. Bangor Caernarfon United
191011 Llandudno Amateurs Caernarfon United
191112 Caernarfon United Bangor Reserves
191213 Ffestiniog Town Caernarfon United
191314 Holywell United Denbigh United
191920 Bangor Comrades Bangor Railway Institute
192021 Holyhead Railway Institute Holywell United

Division Two

SeasonWinnerRunner-up
190506 Rhyl Victoria Prestatyn Town
190607 Rhyl Victoria Ruthin
190708 Ruthin Town Denbigh Church Guild
190809 Ruthin Town Denbigh Church Guild
190910 Holyhead Swifts Res. Glasinfryn Swifts
191011 Glasinfryn Swifts Llechid Swifts
191112 Glasinfryn Swifts Bangor Reserves
191213 Tregarth Holyhead Swifts Res.
191314 Bangor Railway Institute Bangor Reserves
191920 Holyhead Railway Institute Res. Abergele
192021 Llechid Celts Glasinfryn Swifts

193335

SeasonWinnerRunner-up
193334 Rhyl Athletic Res. Llanfairfechan
193435 Llanfairfechan Bangor Reserves

Former members of the North Wales Coast League

Notes

  1. a Bangor City.

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References

  1. Welsh Senior League 189091 Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  2. Welsh Senior League history Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  3. North Wales Coast League history Welsh Football Data Archive.
  4. Welsh League North history Welsh Football Data Archive.
  5. Welsh Alliance League history Welsh Football Data Archive.