Swansea Senior Football League

Last updated
Swansea Senior Association Football League
Founded1901
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams33
Level on pyramid5–7
Promotion to West Wales Premier League
Current championsRockspur Fords
(2019-20)
Website Swansea Senior Football League

The Swansea Senior Association Football League or Swansea Senior League, is a league competition featuring non-professional association football clubs in the area of Swansea, south Wales. The league consists of seven divisions, three for "first teams" and four for "reserves" and lower teams. The top division, Division One is just below West Wales Premier League, and therefore sits at level 5 of the Welsh football pyramid.

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History

Formed in 1901 as the Swansea Junior League, the first organised league in the Swansea area launched a Senior League in 1903–04, followed in 1904–05 by a name change to the Swansea & District League. [1] The league was suspended during World War I. [2] During the 1921–22 and 1922–23 seasons, the league expanded to include a Gower Division and a Neath Division.

At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 all local leagues in Swansea suspended football, but in October both the Swansea & District League and a second league, the Swansea Gwalia League approved a merger for the duration of the war years as the Swansea Gwalia Combination [3] with the league operating two senior divisions. In May 1946 the leagues agreed a permanent merger, with the league to be known as the Swansea District Gwalia League. [4] In the 1947–48, the league changed its name to the current league title of the Swansea Senior Association Football League. [5]

Member clubs for 2020–21 season

The following clubs are competing in the Swansea Senior Football League during the 2019–20 season. [6]

Division One

  • Blaenymaes
  • Brynawel
  • CRC Olympic
  • Murton Rovers
  • Port Tennant Colts
  • Rockspur Fords
  • Sandfields
  • St Josephs
  • Waunarlwydd
  • West End Rangers
  • Ynystawe Athletic

Division Two

  • Birchgrove Colts
  • Bonymaen Colts
  • Clase
  • Cwmfelin Press
  • Kingsbridge Colts
  • Landore
  • Llangyfelach
  • Penclawdd
  • Plough Colts
  • Ragged School
  • Treboeth United

Division Three

  • Cwm Albion Colts
  • FC Bon-Y-Maen
  • Gors
  • Maltsters Sports
  • Newton United
  • North End
  • Pennard
  • SA1 Dragons Seniors
  • St Thomas Stars
  • Union Rangers
  • Wern

Champions

1900s

  • 1901–02: – Pontardawe [1]
  • 1902–03: – East Side [7]
  • 1903–04: –
  • 1904–05: –
  • 1905–06: –
  • 1906–07: – Swansea Town [2]
  • 1907–08: – Swansea Town [8]
  • 1908–09: – Morriston [8]
  • 1909–10: – Mond Nickel Works [2]

1910s

  • 1910–11: – Swansea United [9]
  • 1911–12: –
  • 1912–13: – Milford Town [2]
  • 1913–14: – Swansea Town [2]
  • 1914–15: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1915–16: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1916–17: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1917–18: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1918–19: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1919–20: – Competition not completed [2]

1920s

  • 1920–21: –
  • 1921–22: –
  • 1922–23: –
  • 1923–24: – Cwm Athletic [10]
  • 1924–25: – Cwm Athletic [10]
  • 1925–26: – Cwm Athletic [10]
  • 1926–27: – Cwm Athletic [10]
  • 1927–28: –
  • 1928–29: –
  • 1929–30: –

1930s

  • 1930–31: – Cwm Athletic [10]
  • 1931–32: – North End [11]
  • 1932–33: –
  • 1933–34: –
  • 1934–35: –
  • 1935–36: –
  • 1936–37: –
  • 1937–38: –
  • 1938–39: –
  • 1939–40: –

1940s

  • 1940–41: –
  • 1941–42: –
  • 1942–43: –
  • 1943–44: –
  • 1944–45: –
  • 1945–46: –
  • 1946–47: – Cwm Albions [5]
  • 1947–48: – Briton Ferry [12]
  • 1948–49: – Midland Athletic [13]
  • 1949–50: – Stepney [12]

1950s

  • 1950–51: – Cwm Athletic [10]
  • 1951–52: –
  • 1952–53: –
  • 1953–54: –
  • 1954–55: –
  • 1955–56: –
  • 1956–57: – Swansea Dockers
  • 1957–58: –
  • 1958–59: – North End [14]
  • 1959–60: – North End [15]

1960s

  • 1960–61: – North End [15]
  • 1961–62: – Hillsborough [16]
  • 1962–63: – Tower United [17]
  • 1963–64: – Swansea Town 'A' [18]
  • 1964–65: – North End [19]
  • 1965–66: – North End [20]
  • 1966–67: – North End [16]
  • 1967–68: – St Josephs [16]
  • 1968–69: – United [16]
  • 1969–70: – Swansea Boys Club [21]

1970s

  • 1970–71: – West End [22]
  • 1971–72: – Swansea Boys Club
  • 1972–73: – United [23]
  • 1973–74: – West End
  • 1974–75: – West End
  • 1975–76: – Swansea Boys Club
  • 1976–77: – West End
  • 1977–78: – Ragged School
  • 1978–79: – Swansea Boys Club
  • 1979–80: – Swansea Boys Club

1980s

  • 1980–81: –
  • 1981–82: – Ragged School
  • 1982–83: – West End
  • 1983–84: – Ragged School< [24]
  • 1984–85: –
  • 1985–86: – West End
  • 1986–87: –
  • 1987–88: – Port Tennant Colts [24]
  • 1988–89: – Blaenymaes [24]
  • 1989–90: –

1990s

2000s

  • 2000–01 – Ragged School [27]
  • 2001–02: –
  • 2002–03: – West End [28]
  • 2003–04: –
  • 2004–05: – West End [29]
  • 2005–06: –
  • 2006–07: – Winch Wen [30]
  • 2007–08: – Ragged School [30]
  • 2008–09: – Ragged School [30]
  • 2009–10: – Ragged School [30]

2010s

2020s

  • 2020–21: Season void
  • 2021–22:

Senior Cup Winners

The first league cup competition was held in 1908–09 with Mond Nickel Works being winners. They were successful in all the pre-World War competitions apart from the 1910–11 season when they were knocked out at the semi-final stage by Swansea United. A partial list of the winners of the Senior Cup competition can be found below.

Notable players

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