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Promotion to the South Wales Alliance Football League Division 2 from local Leagues

The Association met tonight to consider the issue of promotion from local leagues to Division Two of the South Wales Alliance Football League. Although we had hoped to be able to arrange play-off matches as in previous years, this has proved impossible owing to the COVID 19 situation and we have been advised it is unlikely we will be given permission to arrange such games prior to the start of the new season. Accordingly, it Read more…

Promotions and Relegations within the South Wales Alliance Football League

The South Wales Football Association has been considering the matter of promotion and relegation both to and from the South Wales Alliance League and within the League itself. We have taken note of the League Rules, particularly rules 2.2.7 to 2.2.9, section C3.3 of the constitution and the FAW Board decision of 16 June 2020. Following the FAW announcement of the composition of the new Tier 3 Leagues for season 2020/21, Aberdare Town have been Read more…

South Wales FA affiliation fees 2020/21

The Association has considered its fee structure for affiliations for season 2020/21. We are cognisant that season 2019/20 was curtailed and that at the time of writing, it is uncertain how much of season 2020/21 will actually be played. We are conscious of the costs that clubs have incurred and the strain on their usual income streams and wish to look at offering support to clubs for the coming season. We are also pleased to Read more…

END OF SEASON PLAY-OFF STRUCTURE

The association has now announced the format of play-off matches to decided promotion to the South Wales Alliance Football League at the end of the 2019-20 season. At present we have eighteen teams from eight different Leagues who have correctly submitted applications and therefore a play-off competition will be required.. If more than three teams are successful in winning their League then a play-off competition will be necessary. The Play-Off Structure If there are four Read more…

Junior Referees

The South Wales Football Association has decided to follow the practice of the North East Wales FA and several English Counties in introducing yellow armbands for referees who are under the age of 18. The aim is to make players, coaches and spectators aware that the referee themselves is still a minor. The scheme has the support of the FAW Referees’ Committee The armbands are designed to identify younger referees and ensure that they are Read more…

McDonald’s FAW Grassroots Football Awards

It’s that time of year again to submit nominations for the annual McDonald’s FAW Grassroots Football Awards.   The Awards celebrate the hard work of the unsung heroes who make grassroots football happen week-in, week-out.  Award Categories Volunteer of the Year Community Club of the Year Community Coach of the Year Best Grassroots Football Story Fun Football Provider of the Year To submit a nomination please visit the following link:  http://www.fawtrust.cymru/grassroots/fun-football/awardsnominations/ The nomination window closes at 23:59 Read more…

The Loosemores SWFA Senior Cup

We are pleased to announce that Loosemores Solicitors will be sponsoring the 2019/2020 South Wales FA Senior Cup. The competition will be known as the ‘Loosemores SWFA Senior Cup’ for the upcoming season.  The competition is open to Senior clubs who play in the South Wales Alliance Football League or the top divisions of local leagues within the SWFA area and do not enter the Welsh Cup or FAW Trophy. The draws for Rounds 1 & 2 Read more…

McDONALD’s GRASSROOTS AWARDS

Nominations are now invited for the annual FAW McDonalds Grassroots football awards The nomination window is now open for this season’s ‘FAW Grassroots Football Awards’. There are 9 categories and new for this season is the specific referee award. Categories Volunteer of the Year Young Volunteer of the Year Community Club of the Year Community Coach of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award Grassroots Project of the Year Junior League of the Year Fun Football Provider Read more…

REGIONS’ CUP UPDATE

You may have been aware via Social Media of our representative team competing in the UEFA Regions Cup Intermediate Round recently in Bulgaria where we met representatives from Belarus, Turkey and the host nation. We started with a 6-2 defeat against a very strong Turkish team who ultimately won the group with a 100% record and followed up with a 5-2 defeat against Bulgaria at a time where we were weakened by absentees, suspension and Read more…