Clwyd Football League was formed in 1973, when two local area Leagues, the Dyserth,
and the Halkyn Mountain
League consisted of Five Divisions, Premier, First, Second, and Third, with the
Fourth Division mainly consisting of Youth teams.
Top Three Divisions boasted an avarage membership of between 16, & 18 teams,
but with the formation of the Cymru Alliance League, and then the League of Wales
(now the Welsh Premier League) in the early nineties, and a number of clubs scrapping
their reserve sides, the league had shrunk to its present three divisions.
Clwyd League is affiliated, North Wales Coast Football Association, which deals
with disciplinary matters, and is responsible for appointing match officials for
the League fixtures.
Clwyd League boundaries stretch eastwards along the North Wales coast as far as
the English border at Chester, covering the whole of Flintshire, parts of Denbighshire,
from outside the area have been members of the League, Penmaenmawr joined the
Gwynedd League on winning promotion from the Vale of Conwy League, they were then
soon promoted to the Welsh Alliance League, but after a couple of seasons were
unfortunately relegated to the Clwyd League.
eventually regained their Welsh Alliance status, after winning promotion in 1999.
Rangers come under the North East Wales F.A. But are allowed to play in the Clwyd
Premier League, Hawarden's Reserve, and Youth Teams play in the Wrexham area League.
Premier Division is still accepted as a senior League in North Wales football,
and is on par with the Gwynedd League, which both act as direct feeder leagues
to the more senior Welsh Alliance League.
Division Clubs compete in the NWCFA Challenge Cup, and the Barritt Cup, which
is an inter League Cup competition run by the Welsh Alliance League.
in the lower Divisions must compete in the NWCFA Junior Cup.
new clubs joining the league normally enter Division 1, or 2, although there have
been some exceptions in the past when the Vale of Conwy League was functional,
the Champions, or the runners up were admitted to the Premier Division. (Bro Cernyw,
Penrhyn United, & Llansannan being recent examples.)
being promoted from Division 1 (normally the top two), are subject to Ground criteria,
dressing rooms must be on site, and the playing area must have a spectator rail,
or at least be roped off during matches.
Team from the top two in the Premier Division can be promoted to the Welsh Alliance
League, the conditions of promotion are more stringent, no reserve side can be
promoted, and ground criteria must be met.
last side to be promoted were Llandyrnog United in 2002/03, Llandyrnog finished
the season runners up behind Rhyl Thirds, who were crowned Champions, after Flint
Town Reserves were deducted points for failing to fulfill a fixture, and dropped
to third place.
NORTH WALES FOOTBALL PYRAMID
CLWYD DIV 1
CLWYD DIV 2