Newport and District Football League

The Newport and District Football League (currently billed as The Monmouthshire Building Society Newport and District Football League for sponsorship reasons) is a football league covering the city of Newport and surrounding areas in South Wales. The headquarters are located at Newport Civic Centre.

Newport and District Football League
Founded1901
Country Wales
Number of teams41
Level on pyramid811
Promotion toGwent County League
Domestic cup(s)Senior Challenge Bowl
Junior Challenge Cup
Sunday Challenge Cup
Challenge Plate
Current championsWhiteheads Rhisga
(2018–19)
WebsiteNewport AFL

Area

The League's area consists of the city of Newport and the surrounding part of the historic county of Monmouthshire as far west as the county boundary at Bedwas, as far north-west as Abercarn and Wattsville, as far north-east as Sebastopol Bridge, and as far east as Llanwern, and Nash.

Member clubs 2019–20 and divisions

The league is composed of four divisions plus a Sunday division. The top-level consists of a premier division split into "Premier X" and "Premier Y" (for reserve teams), and two feeder divisions numbered 1 and 2.

Premier 'X'

  • Llanyrafon Social
  • Fairwater
  • Malpas
  • Pontnewydd
  • Riverside Rovers
  • River Usk
  • Spencer Boys Y & D

Premier 'Y'

Division One

  • Albion Rovers 3rds
  • Caerleon Town
  • Coed Eva Athletic
  • Court Farm
  • Cwmbran Celtic
  • Lliswerry 3rds
  • Machen Athletic
  • Newport City
  • Newport Corinthians 3rds
  • Pill YMCA 3rds
  • Spencer Boys Y & D

Division Two

  • AC Pontymister 2nds
  • Caerleon Town 2nds
  • Croesyceiliog Athletic
  • Cromwell Youth
  • Cwmcarn Athletic
  • Malpas
  • Mill Street Dynamo
  • Newport Eagles
  • Newport Saints 3rds
  • Pontnewydd United
  • Rogerstone 3rds

Promotion and relegation

The Premier X division champions (or runners-up if the champions do not meet ground criteria) are promoted to the Gwent County League. Promotion and relegation also applies to the two bottom clubs of Division 1 and the two top clubs of Division 2. Promotion to the Premier division from Division 1 and relegation from the Premier division is at the discretion of the league's Executive Committee. Clubs requesting places in the Premier Division will be interviewed by the Executive Committee.

Champions (Premier 'X' Division)

  • 1950–51: – Catholic Young Men's Society[1]
  • 2009–10: – Marshfield[2]
  • 2010–11: –
  • 2011–12: –
  • 2012–13: – Pontnewydd United
  • 2013–14: –
  • 2014–15: – Villa Dino Christchurch
  • 2015–16: –
  • 2016–17: –
  • 2017–18: – Cromwell Youth
  • 2018–19: – Whiteheads Rhisga[3]

References

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