Cymru North
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Founded2019
Country Wales
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toCymru Premier
Relegation toArdal Leagues
Domestic cup(s)Welsh League Cup
Welsh Cup
Current championsAirbus UK Broughton (1st title)
(2021–22)
TV partnersS4C
Websitecymrufootball.wales
Current: 2022–23 season

The Cymru North is a regional football league in Wales, covering the northern half of the country.[1] It has clubs with semi-professional status and together with the Cymru South, it forms the second tier of the Welsh football league system.

The first year of its operation was 2019–20 with the Football Association of Wales owning and administering the tier 2 leagues for the first time. These changes followed from a review of the Welsh Football Pyramid.[2] Prior to 2019, the equivalent league was the Cymru Alliance, covering North and Central Wales.

The 2019–20 season

The league was a seventeen club league and in its inaugural season featured Colwyn Bay, returning to the Welsh Football pyramid.[3] Rhyl folded during the season and were expelled from the league with their results expunged. The season was not completed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the final league positions were decided on a points per game basis.

Member clubs for the 2022–23 season

Club Location Home ground
Buckley Town Buckley The Globe
Cefn Druids Rhosymedre The Rock
Chirk AAA Chirk Holyhead Road
Colwyn Bay Old Colwyn 4 Crosses Construction Arena
Conwy Borough Conwy Y Morfa Stadium
Gresford Athletic Gresford Clappers Lane
Guilsfield Guilsfield Clos Mytton
Holyhead Hotspur Holyhead The New Oval
Holywell Town Holywell Halkyn Road
Llandudno Llandudno OPS Wind Arena
Llanidloes Town Llanidloes Victoria Park
Mold Alexandra Mold Alyn Park
Penrhyncoch Penrhyn-coch Cae Baker
Porthmadog Porthmadog Y Traeth
Prestatyn Town Prestatyn Bastion Road
Ruthin Town Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields

Champions

Relegated into Cymru North from Cymru Premier

Relegated from Cymru North

See also

References

  1. ^ "TRANSITIONAL REGULATIONS FOR THE PYRAMID LEAGUE SYSTEM" (PDF). Welsh National League (Wrexham Area). 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "FAW / The Pyramid Review". Football Association of Wales.
  3. ^ English-tier club Colwyn Bay to return to Welsh leagues BBC Sport, 7 March 2019