Just one North Wales women’s team applies for Tier 1 status next season

Connah’s Quay Nomads women’s team are the only North Wales applicants for tier 1 next season. Picture: NCM MEDIA

Connah’s Quay Nomads is the only North Wales football club to apply for a licence for its women’s team to compete in the top flight league next season.

Nomads are currently second in the Tier 2 Genero Adran North and well on course to qualify for promotion to the Tier 1 Genero Adran Premier.

Meanwhile, Bangor 1876, Llangefni Town and CPD Y Rhyl 1879, currently in Tier 3, have applied for Tier 2 status next season.

The FAW Club Licensing Tier 1 and Tier 2 applicants for the 2022/23 season of women’s football was confirmed today with 29 clubs submitting applications.

A Tier 1 Licence is required to participate in the Genero Adran Premier, with a Tier 2 Licence needed to play in Genero Adran North and Genero Adran South.

Club Licensing was introduced in Tier 1 of Women’s football for the first time in 2020, with 11 teams applying.

In 2021 minimum requirements were also introduced for Tier 2 clubs.

The open application process saw 37 teams applying to be part of the new pyramid structure with 24 making up the new top tier of the pyramid.

For the 2022/23 season 14 teams have applied for a Tier 1 Licence, consisting of the current eight members of the Genero Adran Premier, in addition to five applicants from Genero Adran South and one applicant from Genero Adran North – Nomads.

Bangor 1876 have applied for tier 2

A further 15 clubs applied for a Tier 2 Licence, including five from Tier 3 who are seeking the opportunity to be promoted, demonstrating the commitment of clubs across the women’s game to develop on and off the pitch.

Clubs will have until 25 March to show they meet the Club Licensing criteria, which will be assessed by an independent panel of experts that form the First Instance Body on 7 April.

UEFA Licence Applicants:

Aberystwyth Town
Cardiff City
Cardiff Met
Swansea City

Tier 1 Licence Applicants:

Aberystwyth Town
Barry Town
Briton Ferry Llansawel
Cardiff City
Cardiff Bluebelles
Cardiff Met
Connah’s Quay Nomads
Pontypridd Town
Port Talbot Town
Swansea City
The New Saints

Tier 2 Licence Applicants:

Airbus UK Broughton
CPDM Bangor 1876
Denbigh Town
Llanfair United
Llangefni Town
Merthyr Town
Newport City
Pontardawe Town
CPD Pwllheli
CPD Y Rhyl 1879
Swansea University

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