South Wales Amateur League

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South Wales Amateur League
Founded1946
Folded2015
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams32 (16 in each division)
Level on pyramid5 and 6
Promotion to Welsh Football League Division Three
Domestic cup(s)South Wales Amateur Football League Challenge Cup
Most championships Taff's Well (5 titles)

The South Wales Amateur League is a former football league in South Wales. The league consisted of two divisions, named Divisions One and Two. Division One was a feeder to the Welsh Football League Division Three, and sat at level 5 of the Welsh football pyramid.

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History

The league began in the 1946–47 season as the South Wales Corinthian League [1] acting to bridge the gap between local football leagues and the Welsh Football League. Eleven clubs entered the inaugural championship with Dinas Corries claiming the first title.

The league was merged with South Wales Senior League in the 2015–16 season to form South Wales Alliance League.

Member Clubs in the final 2014-15 season

Division 1

Division 2

Divisional Champions

1940s

SeasonDivision OneDivision Two
1946–47Dinas Corriesn/a
1947–48Lysaghtsn/a
1948–49Porth Welfare Tonyrefail Welfare
1949–50Porth WelfareAbercwmboi Athletic

1950s

SeasonDivision OneDivision Two
1950–51 Tonyrefail Welfare Fochriw
1951–52Wattstown BC Ynysybwl
1952–53 Taff's Well Llanharan
1953–54 Taff's Well Davies Athletic (Merthyr)
1954–55 Taff's Well Teddington
1955–56TeddingtonGilfach Goch
1956–57Guest KeenYstrad Athletic
1957–58Penarth TownCwmbach Sports
1958–59Cwmbach SportsPontlottyn United
1959–60Cwmbach Sports Cwm Welfare

1960s

SeasonDivision OneDivision Two
1960–61Cwmbach SportsLlanharan
1961–62Guest Keen Bridgend Town
1962–63Cwmbach Sports Caerau Rangers
1963–64Guest Keen Bridgend Town
1964–65Pyrene Beatus United
1965–66 Beatus United Cardiff Cosmos
1966–67 Bridgend Town Taff's Well
1967–68Guest KeenCadoxton Albion
1968–69 Bridgend Town Kenfig Hill
1969–70Ynyshir UnitedDare Inglis

1970s

SeasonDivision OneDivision Two
1970–71 Pontllanfraith Aber Valley
1971–72 Pontllanfraith Cardiff Corinthians
1972–73 Hoover Sports Cambrian United [2]
1974-75 Ton & Gelli [3] Barry Plastics
1974-75 Taff's Well [4] Lake United
1975-76 Taff's Well Caerau Rangers
1976-77 Taff's Well Llantwit Fardre
1977-78 Ton & Gelli [5] Cardiff Cosmos
1978-79 Caerau Rangers [6] British Steel
1979-80 Llantwit Major [7] Maerdy

1980s

SeasonDivision OneDivision Two
1980-81 Llantwit Major Bryntirion Athletic
1981-82Hirwaun Welfare Pencoed Athletic
1982-83 Llantwit Fardre Porthcawl Town
1983-84 Llantwit Major FC Cwmaman
1984-85 AFC Cardiff Gwynfi United
1985-86 AFC Cardiff British Steel (Port Talbot)
1986-87 AFC Cardiff Cardiff Cosmos
1987-88 British Steel (Port Talbot) Ynysddu Welfare
1988-89 British Steel (Port Talbot) Kenfig Hill
1989-90 Porthcawl Town AFC Porth

1990s

SeasonDivision OneDivision Two
1990-91 Hoover Sports Llangeinor
1991-92 Penrhiwceiber Rangers reserves Cambrian United
1992-93 Llangeinor Pencoed Athletic
1993-94 British Steel (Port Talbot) Red Dragon
1994-95 Hoover Sports Gwynfi United
1995-96 Gwynfi United Trefelin BGC
1996-97 Ely Rangers Cardiff Corinthians reserves
1997-98 Dinas Powys Troedyrhiw
1998-99 Dinas Powys Llantwit Major
1999-00 Dinas Powys Kenfig Hill

2000s

SeasonDivision OneDivision Two
2000-01 Troedyrhiw Cardiff Corinthians reserves
2001-02 Bryntirion Athletic Ynysddu Welfare
2002-03 Llantwit Fardre Red Dragon & Baglan
2003-04Kenfig HillAFC Bargoed
2004-05 Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC Aber Valley YMCA
2005-06 Llangeinor Rhydyfelin
2006-07 Cwmaman Institute Trefelin BGC
2007-08 AFC Porth Rhoose
2008-09 Corus Steel Cardiff Draconians
2009-10 Caerau Ton & Gelli

2010s

SeasonDivision OneDivision Two
2010-11Kenfig Hill STM Sports
2011-12 Llantwit Major [8] Perthcelyn United
2012-13 Rhoose [9] Merthyr Saints
2013-14 Trefelin BGC [10] Llangynwyd Rangers
2014-15 STM Sports [11] Canton Liberal

Divisional Champions - by number of titles

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