Welsh Football League Division Two

The Welsh Football League Division Two, (currently the Nathanielcars.co.uk Welsh League Division Two, for sponsorship reasons) is a football league and forms the fourth level of the Welsh football league system in South Wales.

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Welsh League Second Division
Country Wales
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2 (1904–1992)
3 (1992–2019)
4 (2019–present)
Promotion toFAW League One
Relegation toCarmarthenshire League Premier Division
Ceredigion Football League
Gwent County League Premier Division
Neath & District League Premier Division
Pembrokeshire League Division One
South Wales Alliance League
Swansea Senior League Division One
Domestic cup(s)Welsh Cup
Welsh Football League Cup
Current championsSTM Sports
(2018–19)
WebsiteThe Welsh Football League

If the team which finishes top of the division has good enough ground facilities, traditionally it was promoted to the Welsh Football League Division One and is replaced by the team finishing bottom of Division One. The team finishing in bottom position is relegated to the Welsh Football League Division Three. From the 2019–20 season promotion will be to the newly formed FAW League One at Tier 3 and relegation will be to one of the regional leagues.

From its inception in 1904 it always sat below the top flight of the Welsh League, or the Rhymney Valley League and Glamorgan League as it was known until 1912. This division has changed its title on numerous occasions to follow suit of the other leagues within the competition; for seven years in the 1980s it was known as the Premier Division as the top flight adopted the National Division name, while Division Two was split into two sections - A & B and West & East - for many years before 1965.

In 1992 it became level three of the Welsh Football Pyramid following the creation of the Welsh Premier League.

After the creation of the FAW Championship, for the 2019–20 season, the league was rebranded and Welsh Football League Division Two incorporated the former Division Three teams.[1]

Member clubs for 2019–20 season

Champions (as level 2 of the Welsh League)

Rhymney Valley League Division 2

  • 1905–06: Abergavenny
  • 1906–07: Pontlottyn
  • 1907–08: Treharris Reserves
  • 1908–09: Gilfach
  • 1909–10: shared between Cwm and Troedyrhiw

Glamorgan League Division 2

Welsh Football League Division 2

  • 1913–14: Troedyrhiw
  • 1914–15: Bargoed
  • 1915–20: no competitions
  • 1920–21: Aberdare Amateurs
  • 1921–22: Rhymney
  • 1922–23: unknown
  • 1923–24:
    • Section A: Penrhiwceiber
    • Section B: Cwmparc
  • 1924–25: Ferndale United
  • 1925–26: unknown
  • 1926–27:
  • 1927–28:
  • 1928–29: unknown
  • 1929–30: Abertysswg
  • 1930–31: Troedyrhiw
  • 1931–32: Troedyrhiw
  • 1932–33: unknown
  • 1933–34:
    • Western Division: Llanelly A
    • Eastern Division: Gelli Colliery
  • 1934–35: unknown
  • 1935–36: unknown
  • 1936–37: unknown
  • 1937–38:
    • Western Division: Milford Haven
    • Eastern Division: Abercynon
  • 1938–39: unknown
  • 1939–40: unknown
  • 1946–47:
  • 1947–48:
  • 1948–49:
  • 1949–50
    • Western Division: Cwmparc
    • Eastern Division: Senghenydd Town
  • 1950–51:
  • 1951–52:
  • 1952–53:
  • 1953–54:
  • 1954–55:
    • Western Division: Atlas Sports - Swansea
    • Eastern Division: Nelson
  • 1955–56:
  • 1956–57:
  • 1957–58:
  • 1958–59:
  • 1959–60:
    • Western Division: Bettws - Ammanford
    • Eastern Division: Tredomen Works
  • 1960–61:
  • 1961–62:
  • 1962–63:
    • Western Division: Port Talbot Athletic
    • Eastern Division: Ferndale Athletic
  • 1963–64:
  • 1964–65:

Welsh Football League Division 1

Welsh Football League Premier Division

Welsh Football League Division 1

Champions (as Step 3 of the pyramid)

Welsh Football League Division 2

Champions (as Step 4 of the pyramid)

Welsh Football League Division 2

  • 2019–20:

References

  1. Pritchard, Tom (20 June 2019). "Welsh Football League re-branded as Caerau and Ely Rangers' relegation confirmed". Y Clwb Pêl-Droed. Retrieved 24 June 2019.

See also

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