South Wales Amateur League
Country Wales
Number of teams32 (16 in each division)
Level on pyramid5 and 6
Promotion toWelsh Football League Division Three
Domestic cup(s)South Wales Amateur Football League Challenge Cup
Most championshipsTaff's Well (5 titles)

The South Wales Amateur League was a former football league in South Wales. The league consisted of two divisions, named Divisions One and Two. Division One was a feeder to the Welsh Football League Division Three, and sat at level 5 of the Welsh football pyramid.


The league began in the 1946–47 season as the South Wales Corinthian League[1] acting to bridge the gap between local football leagues and the Welsh Football League. Eleven clubs entered the inaugural championship with Dinas Corries claiming the first title.

The league was merged with South Wales Senior League in the 2015–16 season to form South Wales Alliance League.

Member Clubs in the final 2014-15 season

Division 1

Division 2

Divisional Champions


Season Division One Division Two
1946–47 Dinas Corries n/a
1947–48 Lysaghts n/a
1948–49 Porth Welfare Tonyrefail Welfare
1949–50 Porth Welfare Abercwmboi Athletic


Season Division One Division Two
1950–51 Tonyrefail Welfare Fochriw
1951–52 Wattstown BC Ynysybwl
1952–53 Taff's Well Llanharan
1953–54 Taff's Well Davies Athletic (Merthyr)
1954–55 Taff's Well Teddington
1955–56 Teddington Gilfach Goch
1956–57 Guest Keen Ystrad Athletic
1957–58 Penarth Town Cwmbach Sports
1958–59 Cwmbach Sports Pontlottyn United
1959–60 Cwmbach Sports Cwm Welfare


Season Division One Division Two
1960–61 Cwmbach Sports Llanharan
1961–62 Guest Keen Bridgend Town
1962–63 Cwmbach Sports Caerau Rangers
1963–64 Guest Keen Bridgend Town
1964–65 Pyrene Beatus United
1965–66 Beatus United Cardiff Cosmos
1966–67 Bridgend Town Taff's Well
1967–68 Guest Keen Cadoxton Albion
1968–69 Bridgend Town Kenfig Hill
1969–70 Ynyshir United Dare Inglis


Season Division One Division Two
1970–71 Pontllanfraith Aber Valley
1971–72 Pontllanfraith Cardiff Corinthians
1972–73 Hoover Sports Cambrian United[2]
1974-75 Ton & Gelli[3] Barry Plastics
1974-75 Taff's Well[4] Lake United
1975-76 Taff's Well Caerau Rangers
1976-77 Taff's Well Llantwit Fardre
1977-78 Ton & Gelli[5] Cardiff Cosmos
1978-79 Caerau Rangers[6] British Steel
1979-80 Llantwit Major[7] Maerdy


Season Division One Division Two
1980-81 Llantwit Major Bryntirion Athletic
1981-82 Hirwaun Welfare Pencoed Athletic
1982-83 Llantwit Fardre Porthcawl Town
1983-84 Llantwit Major FC Cwmaman
1984-85 AFC Cardiff Gwynfi United
1985-86 AFC Cardiff British Steel (Port Talbot)
1986-87 AFC Cardiff Cardiff Cosmos
1987-88 British Steel (Port Talbot) Ynysddu Welfare
1988-89 British Steel (Port Talbot) Kenfig Hill
1989-90 Porthcawl Town AFC Porth


Season Division One Division Two
1990-91 Hoover Sports Llangeinor
1991-92 Penrhiwceiber Rangers reserves Cambrian United
1992-93 Llangeinor Pencoed Athletic
1993-94 British Steel (Port Talbot) Red Dragon
1994-95 Hoover Sports Gwynfi United
1995-96 Gwynfi United Trefelin BGC
1996-97 Ely Rangers Cardiff Corinthians reserves
1997-98 Dinas Powys Troedyrhiw
1998-99 Dinas Powys Llantwit Major
1999-00 Dinas Powys Kenfig Hill


Season Division One Division Two
2000-01 Troedyrhiw Cardiff Corinthians reserves
2001-02 Bryntirion Athletic Ynysddu Welfare
2002-03 Llantwit Fardre Red Dragon & Baglan
2003-04 Kenfig Hill AFC Bargoed
2004-05 Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC Aber Valley YMCA
2005-06 Llangeinor Rhydyfelin
2006-07 Cwmaman Institute Trefelin BGC
2007-08 AFC Porth Rhoose
2008-09 Corus Steel Cardiff Draconians
2009-10 Caerau Ton & Gelli


Season Division One Division Two
2010-11 Kenfig Hill STM Sports
2011-12 Llantwit Major[8] Perthcelyn United
2012-13 Rhoose[9] Merthyr Saints
2013-14 Trefelin BGC[10] Llangynwyd Rangers
2014-15 STM Sports[11] Canton Liberal

Divisional Champions - by number of titles


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  2. ^ "Cambrian and Clydach Vale BGC". Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
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  6. ^ About us Archived 17 April 2019 at the Wayback Machine
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  8. ^ Aberdare Valley League (Heatwise) 2010–2011
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  10. ^ "Football Club History Database - Season Summary 2013-14".
  11. ^ "Football Club History Database - Season Summary 2014-15".