It’s farewell to Bodorgan and Waunfawr, while Bro Goronwy are forced to scrap return plan

Waunfawr (blue) in action against Bethesda last season. The Beganifs have resigned from the North Wales Coast West League.

Bodorgan and Waunfawr have resigned from the North Wales Coast Football League West, while Bro Goronwy’s plan to return has had to be scrapped due to lack of players.

Gaerwen have been relegated from the Premier to Division One and joining the league are Arriva Bangor and Trearddur Bay.

Promoted to the Premier are Llannerchymedd, Bethesda Athletic and Talysarn Celts.

Last season’s Premier champions Bodedern Athletic and runners-up Bangor 1876 have been elevated to tier 3.

The ins and outs were confirmed at the AGM of the North Wales Coast West League, which covers tiers 4 and 5 of the Welsh pyramid, last night.

Departing Waunfawr first came into the former Caernarfon and District League in 1997-98, but lasted just two seasons.

They returned in 2007-08 as a Division Two side and were promoted to the top division for 2009-10.

The Beganifs were crowned Division One champions in 2011/12 having finished bottom the previous season.

Waunfawr rose to the Gwynedd League in 2012-13 and finished runners-up in their debut campaign.

They remained in the league until it disbanded in 2019-20 due to Welsh pyramid changes.

Last season the club competed in tier 5 North Wales Coast West Division One and finished eighth.

Bodorgan first entered the Anglesey League in Division 3B (or division two) in 1950-51. They lasted just two seasons.

The club returned for 2011-12 and 2012-13 but finished bottom on both occasions. They gave it another go in 2015-16 and were last again.

In 2016-17 they became known as Bodorgan Juniors, finishing seventh (of 8), the same position they occupied the following season (7th of 9) when they dropped the Juniors title.

Tenth in 2018-19, Bodorgan achieved their highest-ever placing of sixth the following season.

Last term, they ended up 10th in the inaugural campaign for North Wales Coast West League Division One.

Waunfawr and Bodorgan now depart, while for Bro Goronwy, a planned comeback for 2022-23 has been cancelled.

Bro temporarily folded for the 2021-22 season, but had ambitions to come back stronger this term.

However, chairman Gareth Parry said the club could not attract enough players to make entering the league viable.

“A lot of effort went in to improve the club behind the scenes, new sponsors and a business plan for the future were on the table, but unfortunately local players would not commit.

“To be honest, having spent months getting Cae Nerys looking the best it’s ever been and securing commitment from lots of sponsors we are feeling very let down. Never say never but it will need a lot of fresh faces before considering starting up again.”

NORTH WALES COAST WEST LEAGUE LINE-UPS FOR 2022-23

PREMIER DIVISION – TIER 4 (15 teams)

Aberffraw
Amlwch Town
Bethesda Athletic
Glantraeth
Gwalchmai
Llanberis
Llannerchymedd
Llanrug United
Menai Bridge Tigers
Mynydd Llandegai
Nefyn United
Penrhyndeudraeth
Pentraeth
Pwllheli
Talysarn Celts

DIVISION ONE – TIER 5 (14 teams)

Arriva Bangor
Bethesda Rovers
Bontnewydd
Caergybi
CPD Cefni
Cemaes Bay
Gaerwen
Holyhead Town
Llanfairpwll
Llangoed
Llanystumdwy
Mountain Rangers
Trearddur Bay
Y Fali

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