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North Wales Coast League

North Wales Coast League
Founded1893
1933 (re-founded)
First season1893–94
1933–34 (re-founded)
Folded1921
1935 (dissolved)
CountryWales
Divisions2 (1905–06 through 1920–21)
Number of teams12 (Division 1)
14 (Division 2)
(1920–21)
Domestic cup(s)Welsh Cup
League cup(s)North Wales Coast Senior Cup
Last championsLlanfairfechan (1934–35)
Most championshipsBangor 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.

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. Dissbanded due to the formation of the Welsh League North.[3][4][5]

Champions

Season Winner Runner-up
1893–94 Fflint Llandudno Swifts
1894–95 Rhyl Fflint
1895–96 Bangor Fflint
1896–97 Llandudno Swifts Bangor
1897–98 Llandudno Swifts Rhyl Town
1898–99 Llanrwst Town Bangor
1899–1900 Bangor Llanrwst Town
1900–01 Bangor Rhyl
1901–02 Carnarvon Ironopolis Bangor
1902–03 Porthmadoc Bangor
1903–04 Bangor Porthmadoc
1904–05 Bangor Reserves Porthmadoc

1905–21

Division One

Season Winner Runner-up
1905–06 Bangor Reserves Holyhead Swifts
1906–07 Holyhead Swifts Llandudno Amateurs
1907–08 Bangor Reserves Holyhead Swifts
1908–09 Beaumaris Caernarfon United
1909–10 U.C.N.W. Bangor Caernarfon United
1910–11 Llandudno Amateurs Caernarfon United
1911–12 Caernarfon United Bangor Reserves
1912–13 Ffestiniog Town Caernarfon United
1913–14 Holywell United Denbigh United
1919–20 Bangor Comrades Bangor Railway Institute
1920–21 Holyhead Railway Institute Holywell United

Division Two

Season Winner Runner-up
1905–06 Rhyl Victoria Prestatyn Town
1906–07 Rhyl Victoria Ruthin
1907–08 Ruthin Town Denbigh Church Guild
1908–09 Ruthin Town Denbigh Church Guild
1909–10 Holyhead Swifts Res. Glasinfryn Swifts
1910–11 Glasinfryn Swifts Llechid Swifts
1911–12 Glasinfryn Swifts Bangor Reserves
1912–13 Tregarth Holyhead Swifts Res.
1913–14 Bangor Railway Institute Bangor Reserves
1919–20 Holyhead Railway Institute Res. Abergele
1920–21 Llechid Celts Glasinfryn Swifts

1933–35

Season Winner Runner-up
1933–34 Rhyl Athletic Res. Llanfairfechan
1934–35 Llanfairfechan Bangor Reserves

Former members of the North Wales Coast League

Notes

References

  1. ^ Welsh Senior League 1890–91 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.