West Wales Premier League

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West Wales Premier League
West Wales Premier League.png
Founded2020
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams11
Level on pyramid4
Promotion to Ardal Leagues
Relegation to Carmarthenshire League
Neath & District League
Pembrokeshire League
Swansea Senior League

The West Wales Premier League is a football league in Wales, at tier 4 of the Welsh Football Pyramid in South West Wales under the control of the West Wales Football Association. The league consists of teams having their grounds and headquarters West of a line drawn from Briton Ferry, Neath, northwards to Glynneath, and then again northwards to the boundary line of the South Wales Football Association. It offers promotion opportunities to the Ardal Leagues, at tier 3 of the Football Association of Wales pyramid.

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Its inaugural season was due run in 2020–21 but was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is now due to start on 21 August 2021 with 11 clubs instead of the 12 planned for the 2020–21 season as Ystradgynlais were not part of the fixture list.

League History

Plans for the new league have come about through the Football Association of Wales “2020 vision and strategic plan for Welsh football”. This plan has led to a reorganisation of the Welsh football Pyramid. [1]

The West Wales Premier League will be at tier 4, with initially 11 member clubs. The league champions team will be eligible for promotion to the Ardal Leagues in South West Wales, should they secure a tier three certificate. [2]

The new league was formed with clubs invited from the Carmarthenshire League, Neath & District League, Pembrokeshire League and Swansea Senior League. Twelve clubs joined the inaugural season of the league, with 4 each from the leagues in Carmarthenshire, Neath and Swansea. Currently no clubs from Pembrokeshire have joined the league. [3]

Member clubs for the 2021–22 season

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 Competed in Carmarthenshire League Premier Division in 2019–20.
  2. 1 2 3 Competed in Neath & District League Premier Division in 2019–20.
  3. Competed in Carmarthenshire League Division One in 2019–20.
  4. 1 2 3 Competed in Swansea Senior Football League Division One in 2019–20.
  5. Competed in Swansea Senior Football League Division Two in 2019–20.
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Locations of teams in the 2020–21 West Wales Premier League

Premier League Champions

2020s

  • 2020-21: Season void
  • 2021-22:

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