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Welsh League Second Division
Folded2020
Country Wales
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2 (1904–1992)
3 (1992–2019)
4 (2019–2020)
Promotion toWelsh Football League Division One
Domestic cup(s)Welsh Cup
Welsh Football League Cup
Last championsPenrhiwceiber Rangers
(2019–20)

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

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. For the 2019–20 season promotion was to the newly formed Ardal Leagues at Tier 3 and relegation was 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 Cymru South, 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 the final 2019–20 season

Locations of 6 of the teams in the Welsh Football League Division Two season 2019–20
Locations of remaining 10 teams in the Welsh Football League Division Two season 2019–20

Champions (as level 2 of the Welsh League)

Information from 1913-14 onwards is sourced from the Welsh Football Data Archive section for the Welsh Football League.[2]

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Rhymney Valley League Division 2

Glamorgan League Division 2

Welsh Football League Division 2

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

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.
  2. ^ "Welsh League (South) 1904 - to date". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 7 November 2021.

See also