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Cymru Alliance

Cymru Alliance
Cymru-Alliance.jpg
Founded1990
Country Wales
Divisions1
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toWelsh Premier League
Relegation toWelsh National League (Wrexham Area)
Welsh Alliance League
Mid Wales League
Domestic cup(s)Welsh Cup
Cymru Alliance League Cup
Current championsAirbus UK Broughton (2nd title)
Most championshipsCaernarfon Town (3 titles)
Website[huwsgrayalliance.co.uk]
2018–19 season

The Cymru Alliance League (known for sponsorship reasons as Huws Gray Alliance) is a football league in north and central Wales which forms the second level of the Welsh football league system

From the 2019/20 season onwards, it will be known as the FAW Northern Championship.[1] It was announced in April 2019 that the league will feature 17 teams including Colwyn Bay who had announced they wished to resign from the English league system and join the Welsh league system.[2]

If the team which finishes top of the league holds a Domestic Licence, it may apply for promotion to the Welsh Premier League and is replaced by one of the bottom two teams in the Welsh Premier League.

If the league champions do not hold a Domestic Licence, then the team which finished second, if in possession of a Domestic Licence, may be promoted instead. The most successful club is Caernarfon Town with 3 titles.

The Cymru Alliance also operate the Cymru Alliance League Cup, a knock out competition contested by members of the league

The teams also participate in Welsh Cup, the main Cup competition in Wales.

Teams for 2018–19 season

Team Location Ground Position
Airbus UK Broughton Broughton The Airfield 3rd
Bangor City Bangor Nantporth 2nd in Welsh Premier League[3]
Buckley Town Buckley Globe Way 1st in Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division
Conwy Borough Conwy Y Morfa Stadium 1st in Welsh Alliance League Division 1
Denbigh Town Denbigh Central Park 2nd
Flint Town United Flint Cae-y-Castell 11th
Gresford Athletic Gresford Clappers Lane 8th
Guilsfield Guilsfield Guilsfield Community Centre 4th
Holyhead Hotspur Holyhead The New Oval 12th
Holywell Town Holywell Halkyn Road 5th
Llanrhaeadr YM Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant The Recreation Field 1st in Mid Wales Football League Division 1
Penrhyncoch Penrhyn-coch Cae Baker 9th
Porthmadog Porthmadog Y Traeth 7th
Prestatyn Town Prestatyn Bastion Road 12th in Welsh Premier League
Rhyl Rhyl Belle Vue 6th
Ruthin Town Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields 10th

Cymru Alliance Winners (1990–present)

Season Winner Runner-up
1990–91
Flint Town United Caersws
1991–92
Caersws Llansantffraid
1992–93
Llansantffraid Welshpool Town
1993–94
Rhyl Welshpool Town
1994–95
Cemaes Bay Brymbo
1995–96
Oswestry Town Welshpool Town
1996–97
Rhayader Town Rhydymwyn
1997–98
Rhydymwyn Holywell Town
1998–99
Cefn Druids Rhydymwyn
1999–00
Oswestry Town Glantraeth
2000–01
Caernarfon Town Llangefni Town
2001–02
Welshpool Town Llangefni Town
2002–03
Porthmadog Llandudno
2003–04
Airbus UK Broughton Buckley Town
2004–05
Buckley Town Glantraeth
2005–06
Glantraeth Buckley Town
2006–07
Llangefni Town Bala Town
2007–08
Prestatyn Town Bala Town
2008–09
Bala Town Holyhead Hotspur
2009–10
Llangefni Town Flint Town United
2010–11
Gap Connah's Quay Rhyl
2011–12
Gap Connah's Quay Rhyl
2012–13
Rhyl Cefn Druids
2013–14
Cefn Druids Conwy Borough
2014–15
Llandudno Caernarfon Town
2015–16
Caernarfon Town Cefn Druids
2016–17
Prestatyn Town Caernarfon Town
2017–18
Caernarfon Town Denbigh Town
2018–19
Airbus UK Broughton

Performance by club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Caernarfon Town 3 2 2001, 2016, 2018
Llangefni Town 2 2 2007, 2010
Rhyl 2 2 1994, 2013
Cefn Druids 2 1 1999, 2014
Airbus UK Broughton 2 2004, 2019
Gap Connah's Quay 2 2011, 2012
Oswestry Town 2 1996, 2000
Prestatyn Town 2 2008, 2017
Welshpool Town 1 3 2002
Bala Town 1 2 2009
Buckley Town 1 2 2005
Glantraeth 1 2 2006
Caersws 1 1 1992
Flint Town United 1 1 1991
Llandudno 1 1 2015
Llansantffraid 1 1 1993
Cemaes Bay 1 1995
Porthmadog 1 2003
Rhayader Town 1 1997
Rhydymwyn 2
Brymbo 1
Conwy Borough 1
Denbigh Town - 1
Holyhead Hotspur 1
Holywell Town 1

See also

References

  1. ^ [clwbpeldroed.org]
  2. ^ [www.huwsgrayalliance.co.uk]
  3. ^ "Decisions of the FAW Club Licencing Appeals Body". Welsh Premier League. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2019.

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