A complete leagues guide to North Wales men’s senior football 2021-22

Bangor 1876 (blue) and Menai Bridge Tigers will be two teams out to create a big impression in the tier 4 North Wales Coast League Premier Division. Picture: DAFYDD HUGHES

Some have started, others are about to start and a few still have a wait ahead for the big kick-off.

Welcome to North Wales football’s 2021-22 season.

Almost 12 months late, due to the worldwide pandemic, this campaign sees the official birth of the new Welsh pyramid.

The FAW will be responsible for the running of tiers 1-3, while area associations look after tiers 4 and 5.

Reserve leagues covering the top three tiers will be co-ordinated by the FAW, with the rest under the auspices of area associations.

Including sides from outside North Wales involved in tiers 1, 2 and 3, 206 teams will compete across the pyramid in 2021-22. Actual North Wales teams total 184.

Grassroots North Wales gives a final rundown of the runners and riders.

TIER 1

Cymru Premier 2021-22 (12 teams – start date: Aug 13)

Aberystwyth Town
Bala Town
Barry Town United
Caernarfon Town
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cefn Druids
Connah’s Quay Nomads
Flint Town United
Haverfordwest County
Newtown
Penybont
The New Saints

TIER 2

Cymru North 2021-22 (16 teams – start date: July 23)

Airbus UK Broughton
Bangor City
Buckley Town
Colwyn Bay
Conwy Borough
Gresford Athletic
Guilsfield
Holyhead Hotspur
Holywell Town
Llandudno
Llangefni Town
Llanidloes Town
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Penrhyncoch
Prestatyn Town
Ruthin Town

TIER 3 – ARDAL NORTHERN

Ardal North East (16 teams – start date: July 30)

Berriew
Bow Street
Caersws
Carno
Cefn Albion
Chirk AAA
Corwen
Dolgellau AA
Four Crosses
Kerry
Llanfair United
Machynlleth
Penparcau
Penycae
Rhos Aelwyd
Welshpool Town

Ardal North West (16 teams – start date: July 31)

Blaenau Amateurs
Brickfield Rangers
Brymbo
CPD Y Felinheli
Denbigh Town
Llandudno Albion
Llanrwst United
Llanuwchllyn
Llay Welfare
Mold Alexandra
Nantlle Vale
Porthmadog
Rhostyllen
Rhydymwyn
Saltney Town
St Asaph City

Chirk Town goal machine Nicky Williams is already into double figures this season

TIER 4

North East Wales League Premier Division (14 teams – fixtures started)

Brymbo Victoria
Castell Alun
Cefn Mawr Rangers
Chirk Town
Coedpoeth United
FC Queen’s Park
Greenfield
Halkyn & Flint Mountain
Hawarden Rangers
Lex XI
Llangollen Town
Mynydd Isa Spartans
New Brighton Villa
Overton Recreational

North Wales Coast East Premier Division (14 teams – fixtures started)

Bro Cernyw
CPD Y Rhyl 1879
Glan Conwy
Kinmel Bay
Llandudno Junction
Llandyrnog United
Llanfairfechan Town
Llannefydd
Llansannan
Meliden
Mochdre Sports
Penmaenmawr Phoenix
Prestatyn Sports
Rhuddlan Town

North Wales Coast West Premier Division (15 teams – fixtures started)

Aberffraw
Amlwch Town
Bangor 1876
Bodedern Athletic
Gaerwen
Glantraeth
Gwalchmai
Llanberis
Llanrug United
Menai Bridge Tigers
Mynydd Llandegai
Nefyn United
Penrhyndeudraeth
Pentraeth
Pwllheli

TIER 5

North East Wales League Championship (12 teams – fixtures started)

AFC Bagillt
Borras Park Albion
Brymbo Lodge
CPD Bellevue
CPD Caerwys
CPD Sychdyn.
Connah’s Quay Town
FC United of Wrexham
Johnstown YFC
Penyffordd Lions
Railway Rovers
Ruabon Rovers

North Wales Coast East Division One (14 teams – fixtures started)

Abergele FC
Betws-y-Coed
Caer Clwyd
Cerrigydrudion
Henllan
Llandudno Amateurs
Llanelwy Athletic
Llysfaen
NFA FC
Penrhyn Bay Dragons
Rhos United
Rhyl All Stars
Rhyl Dragons
Y Glannau

Having played for several local clubs at junior level, as well as the Ynys Môn junior sides, Louis Chapman has now come flying out of the blocks in senior football, scoring 7 goals in just 3 matches for Caergybi so far

North Wales Coast West Division One (15 teams – fixtures started)

Bethesda Athletic
Bodorgan Juniors
Bontnewydd
Caergybi
Cemaes Bay
CPD Cefni
CPD Y Fali
Holyhead Town
Llanfairpwll
Llangoed
Llannerchymedd
Llanystumdwy
Mountain Rangers
Talysarn Celts
Waunfawr

RESERVES AND VETERANS LEAGUES

FAW Reserve League North East (16 teams – start date to be confirmed)

Airbus UK Broughton
Brymbo
Buckley Town
Cefn Albion
Cefn Druids
Chirk AAA
Connah’s Quay Nomads
Gresford Athletic
Llay Welfare
Mold Alexandra
Penycae
Rhos Aelwyd
Rhostyllen
Rhydymwyn
Ruthin Town
The New Saints

FAW Reserve League North West (12 teams – start date to be confirmed)

Bala Town
Conwy Borough
CPD Porthmadog
Denbigh Town
Holyhead Hotspur
Holywell Town
Llandudno
Llangefni Town
Llanrwst United
Nantlle Vale
Prestatyn Town
St Asaph City

Kinmel Bay Reserves will be out to make their mark. Picture: BARRY GRIFFITHS

North Wales Coast FA Reserves League (8 teams – start date: August 9)

Bontnewydd Reserves
Kinmel Bay Reserves
Llanberis Reserves
Llangoed & District Reserves
Llanrug United Reserves
Nefyn United Reserves
Penmaenmawr Phoenix Reserves
Pwllheli Reserves

North East Wales Reserve League (11 teams – fixtures started)

CPD Caerwys
Castell Alun Colts
Cefn Mawr Rangers
Coedpoeth United
FC Queen’s Park
Hawarden Rangers
Lex XI
Llangollen Town
Llay Welfare Colts
Mynydd Isa Spartans
Ruthin Town Colts

North East Wales Veterans League

Premier Division (8 teams – starting Aug 21)

Buckley Town Vets
Caerwys FC Vets
Connah’s Quay Nomads Vets
FC Nomads Vets
Holt & Farndon Vets
Lex XI Vets
Ruthin Town Vets
Shotton Steel Vets

Championship (7 teams – starting Aug 22)

Brickfield Rangers Vets
Denbigh Wanderers Vets
FC Queen’s Park Vets
Hawarden Rangers Vets
Mynydd Isa Spartans Vets
Penmaenmawr Phoenix Vets
Point of Ayr Vets

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