Cymru South
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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 championsLlantwit Major (1st title)
(2021–22)
TV partnersS4C
Websitecymrufootball.wales
Current: 2022–23 Cymru South

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

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

Member clubs for 2022–23 season

The following teams were confirmed as members for the season after the Football Association of Wales confirmed relegation from, and promotion to the league in June 2020.[3]

Club Location Home ground
Abergavenny Town Abergavenny Pen-y-Pound Stadium
Afan Lido Aberavon Lido Ground
Ammanford Ammanford Recreation Ground
Barry Town United Barry Jenner Park
Briton Ferry Llansawel Briton Ferry Old Road
Cambrian & Clydach Vale Clydach Vale King George's New Field
Carmarthen Town Carmarthen Richmond Park
Cwmbrân Celtic Cwmbran Celtic Park
Goytre United Goytre Glenhafod Park Stadium
Llanelli Town Llanelli Stebonheath Park
Llantwit Major Llantwit Major Windmill Ground
Pontardawe Town Pontardawe Parc Ynysderw
Swansea University Swansea Sketty Lane
Taff's Well Taff's Well Rhiw'r Ddar Stadium
Trefelin BGC Port Talbot Ynys Park
Ynyshir Albions Ynyshir Ynyshir Oval

Champions

  1. ^ The club failed to secure a Tier 1 license, meaning runners-up Haverfordwest County were promoted in their place

Relegated into Cymru South from Cymru Premier

Relegated from Cymru South

See also

References

  1. ^ "Transitional regulations for the Pyramid League System" (PDF). Welsh National League (Wrexham Area). 28 March 2018.
  2. ^ "The Pyramid Review". Football Association of Wales.
  3. ^ Pritchard, Tom (16 June 2020). "Cymru South: What promotion and relegation decision means for the league". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 17 June 2020.