Swansea Senior Association Football League
Founded1901
Country Wales
Number of teams30
Level on pyramid5–7
Promotion toWest Wales Premier League
Current championsRockspur Fords
(2019-20)
WebsiteSwansea Senior Football League

The Swansea Senior Association Football League or Swansea Senior League, is a league competition featuring non-professional association football clubs in the area of Swansea, south Wales. The league consists of seven divisions, three for "first teams" and four for "reserves" and lower teams. The top division, Division One is just below West Wales Premier League, and therefore sits at level 5 of the Welsh football pyramid.

History

Formed in 1901 as the Swansea Junior League, the first organised league in the Swansea area launched a Senior League in 1903–04, followed in 1904–05 by a name change to the Swansea & District League.[1] The league was suspended during World War I.[2] During the 1921–22 and 1922–23 seasons, the league expanded to include a Gower Division and a Neath Division.

At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 all local leagues in Swansea suspended football, but in October both the Swansea & District League and a second league, the Swansea Gwalia League approved a merger for the duration of the war years as the Swansea Gwalia Combination[3] with the league operating two senior divisions. In May 1946 the leagues agreed a permanent merger, with the league to be known as the Swansea District Gwalia League.[4] In the 1947–48, the league changed its name to the current league title of the Swansea Senior Association Football League.[5]

Member clubs for 2021–22 season

The following clubs are competing in the Swansea Senior Football League during the 2021–22 season.[6]

Division One

Division Two

Division Three

Champions

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2020)

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Senior Cup Winners

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2020)

The first league cup competition was held in 1908–09 with Mond Nickel Works being winners. They were successful in all the pre-World War competitions apart from the 1910–11 season when they were knocked out at the semi-final stage by Swansea United. A partial list of the winners of the Senior Cup competition can be found below.

Ragged School have won the cup 14 times.[32]

Notable players

References

  1. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 11.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 16.
  3. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 26.
  4. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 27.
  5. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 28.
  6. ^ "Divisional Tables". Swansea Senior Football League. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 12.
  8. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 14.
  9. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 15.
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  12. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 33.
  13. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 36.
  14. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 61.
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  17. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 77.
  18. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 66.
  19. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 76.
  20. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 81.
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  22. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 93.
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  24. ^ a b c d Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 104.
  25. ^ "Soccer Extra". South Wales Evening Post. 24 April 1995. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 127.
  27. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 129.
  28. ^ "Easy cup success for stylish Town". Wales Online. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  29. ^ Johns, Owain. "Swansea To Have A Third Team In The Welsh League". Garden Village FC. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Swansea Senior League Tables". Swansea Senior Football League. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  31. ^ Jones, Jordan. "Penlan Club win Swansea Senior League title". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  32. ^ "Twitter biogrpahy". Ragged School FC Twitter. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  33. ^ "Swansea League Final". The Cambria Daily Leader. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  34. ^ a b c Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 47.
  35. ^ "Senior Cup Final (Re-Play) - Mond Nickel Works v Ystalyfera". The Cambria Daily Leader. 18 April 1913. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  36. ^ "Morriston A.F.C. Juniors". The Cambria Leader. 20 July 1914. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  37. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 23.
  38. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 59.
  39. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 106.
  40. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 105.
  41. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 131.
  42. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 133.
  43. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Swansea Senior Cup Results". Swansea Senior Football League. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  44. ^ "Swansea City legend Lee Trundle joins up with local league club Brunswick United". Wales Online. Retrieved 13 August 2020.

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