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Port Talbot Football League

MPN Port Talbot Football League
Port Talbot & District Football League.png
Founded1926
CountryWales
ConfederationUEFA
DivisionsPremier Division
Reserve Division
Level on pyramid8 & 9
Promotion toSouth Wales Alliance League Division Two
Domestic cup(s)Port Talbot Open Cup
League cup(s)Port Talbot League Cup
International cup(s)N/A
Current championsMargam
(2012-2013)
Websiteporttalbotfootball.co.uk
2013–14

The Port Talbot & District Football League, also known as the M.P.N. Port Talbot Football League for sponsorship reasons, is a league competition featuring non-professional association football clubs in the area of Port Talbot, South Wales. Founded in 1926, it is one of the oldest such competition in Wales. The main competition consists of a single division. There is also a Reserves Division. The Premier Division is a feeder to the South Wales Senior League Division Two, and therefore sits at level 7 of the Welsh football pyramid.

Background

The league is currently split into 3 different divisions with relegation and promotion at the end of each season. The highest division is the M.P.N. Port Talbot Premier League, followed by the M.P.N. Port Talbot Division One. The third division is called the M.P.N. Port Talbot Reserve Division and was created in 2010.

The League is administered by Mr. Mr T. Lewis (Chairman), Mr A. Short (Vice Chairman), Mr B. Owen (Treasurer) and Mr. David King (General Secretary). In the 2013-14 season there are 22 teams competing over the two divisions, with 9 teams in the Premier Division and 13 in the Reserves Division.

Among the clubs who have progressed to a higher level from the Port Talbot Football League is Goytre United and Cornelly United.

Current Clubs

The following 22 clubs are competing in the Port Talbot Football League during the 2013–14 season.

Premier Division First Division Reserve Division
Cornelly United Bell Inn Baglan Red Dragons
Croeserw Athletic Cwmafan Reserves Cefn Cribbwr
Cwmafan Gas Club Cornelly United Reserves
Fairfield Wednesday Kenfig Hill Goytre United
Glyncorrwg Margam YC Reserves Kenfig Hill Reserves
Gwynfi United Newton Wanderers Port Talbot Tigers Reserves
Inter Dunes Port Talbot Town Porthcawl Town Athletic Reserves
Margam YC Porthcawl Town Athletic Tata Steel
Port Talbot Tigers Red Dragon United
Trefelin Boys & Girls Club

Recent history

Premier Division

Year Champions
Runners-up Third place
2007–2008 Grove Park Cornelly United Cwmafan
2008–2009 Real Bay View CF Gwynfi United Margam YC
2009–2010 Cornelly United Real Bay View CF Gwynfi United
2010–2011 Cwmafan Real Bay View CF Gwynfi United
2011-2012 Cornelly United Margam YC Cwmafan
2012-2013 Margam YC Glyncorrwg Cwmafan

First Division

Year Champions
Runners-up Third place
2007–2008 Real Bay View CF Gwynfi United Cornelly United (B)
2008–2009 Port Talbot Town Exiles Abercregan Refresh Porthcawl Town Athletic
2009–2010 Cornelly United (B) Real Bay View CF (B) Caradoc Galacticos
2010–2011 Port Talbot Tigers Croeserw Athletic Fairfield Wednesday