The Welsh Football League is the largest senior league in welsh football and stands at level 2 of the FAW Pyramid system.
It's the only football league in the principality with Royal Patronage, our Patron is HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
It covers all of South Wales, and comprises three divisions with 16 Clubs in Division One, 16 Clubs in Division Two and 18 clubs in Division Three.
In addition, it has 2 reserves divisions in East and West Wales and also two youth divisions in these two areas.
In total, 105 teams play under The Welsh Football League banner each week.
A week as they say is a long time in football, events over the past week has certainly put that saying into perspective as we sadly mourn the passing of our great friend and manager Steve Haggett.
Our immediate thoughts go to Colleen, Danielle, Melissa and the wider family in what is a very sad time. The football family has certainly come together with messages received from all over Wales, such was the mark of a man who done so much for the club and players for over thirty years and who brought unparalleled success to this proud community and the club for which he was the focal point.
Saturday was an emotional day and our thanks go out to Newport City and the referee for their understanding around the match.
Success upon success bestowed the club in the 90s and into the new millennium, winning league championships, cups and encouraged his players to believe to achieve, a foundation he carried right through to the last, a foundation built on passion, built on ability and built around values.
Im sure there will be players who will say they were better players for knowing him and playing for him. We asked the players and all involved to observe a minutes silence prior to the game as a mark of respect to Steve.
We will all carry memories of Steve for one reason or another, when people talk about someones commitment in the game a term thats very often used is Mr Football, I think we can safely say Steve was Mr Football.
The funeral arrangements will be released as soon as we know from the family.
Steve appetite for the game is well renowned and would never miss a game, none more potent than the previous Saturday which turned out to be his last.
The players and committee of the club send out their heartfelt best wishes to the family as we mourn a great family man and great manager.
The ideal candidate will have the drive, determination and vision to take the team forward and will hold or be working towards a Uefa ‘B’ Licence. In addition a sound knowledge of football within South Wales would be desirable.Our ground, Penypound Stadium is Tier 2 compliant and the successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity of working with a blend of very experienced players and fast developing players coming through our academy sides.
Abergavenny Town FC is well supported by a strong and hardworking committee, and is one of the better supported sides within the Nathaniel Cars Welsh Football League.
Interested candidates should contact Club chairman Rob Francis (07392 062323) for more information or to express an interest.
This years Cup Final will be between Penydarren BGC and Ynysygerwn, both Division Three clubs.
Penydarren beat Trefelin 3-1 on Tuesday night with Ynysygerwn beating Division One Champions Penybont after extra time and penalties. No score after 90 minutes, 1-1 after extra time with Ynysygerwn winning 4-3 on penalties.
Final will be played on Friday May 17th - venue tba subject to availability of grounds.
Candidates will need to complete a number of online modules prior to the practical delivery day on 12 May (approx10hrs) Delivered by a team of female only instructors Certificate on completion Full referee kit included Great opportunities to progress with full mentoring support No previous experience needed
For more information or to register: www.becomearef.wales
Its with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Roy Edwards. He was a gentleman and a distinguished figure who was well loved within the community. Roy loved his football and played goalkeeper for Aberbargoed Buds for many many years and when finally hanging up his boots, Roy continued to contribute to the Buds off the field serving on the clubs committee. I am proud to say Roy was eventually made President of Aberbargoed Buds to which I know he loved and we at the club felt honoured to have Roy as the figurehead of the football club he loved.
Dinas Powys FC are looking for a new club secretary commencing June 1st 2018. The job entails a number of administration duties for the club as a whole, ensuring football for all age groups at the club.
Previous experience in this role or with Dinas Powys FC is not required but the person should be computer literate and dedicated to the club due to the high levels of responsibility.
A full job description can be obtained by any interested party from Brian Clifton (Club Chair Person) via the Club Website or Rob Bloxham 07967490116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kieran O’Connor, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer of the Welsh Football League has been elected as the new President of the Football Association of Wales, succeeding David Griffiths, who will now become a Life Vice President of the Association.
The FAW Have now inspected Celtic Park, Cwmbran to measure the pitch in accordance with the FAW Tier 2 Ground Criteria.
It is confirmed that the pitch measured 98.5m x 64.7m.
In accordance with FAW Tier 2 Ground Criteria Regulation I.05, the allowable minimum dimensions are 98m x 62m.
The compliance with I.05 means that Celtic Park, Cwmbran, is now rated as a Tier 2 compliant ground and Cwmbran Celtic are permitted to play Tier 2 matches at The Stadium with immediate effect and for season 2018 2019
Dinas Powys FC are looking to appoint a reserve team manager for the 2018/19 season, to run their reserve team, which plays in the Welsh League Reserve Division. The successful candidate would work closely alongside the first team manager Gavin Price.
Candidates should have some team management or coaching experience or likewise have playing experience at a similar level.
Please send expressions of interest via email to the club secretary at Richie.email@example.com.