Date: Thu 21 Apr 2016

FAW Club Licensing Appeals Body

The Football Association of Wales Club Licensing Appeals Body met in Cardiff on Thursday to consider the appeals of three clubs.

Port Talbot Town Football Club appealed against the decision of the First Instance Body not to award the club a UEFA and FAW Domestic Licence. The Appeals Body upheld the decision and the UEFA and Domestic Licence were refused for the 2016/17 season.

Cardiff Met. University Football Club appealed against the decision of the First Instance Body not to award the club the FAW Domestic Licence. The Appeals Body were satisfied that the concerns raised by the First Instance Body had been addressed and awarded the FAW Domestic Licence for the 2016/17 season.

Caernarfon Town Football Club appealed against the decision of the First Instance Body not to award the club the FAW Domestic Licence. The Appeals Body upheld the decision and the Domestic Licence was refused for the 2016/17 season.

The FAW Domestic Licence is mandatory to participate in the Welsh Premier League, whilst the UEFA licence is a pre-requisite for UEFA Club competitions.

The final results of the Club Licensing Applications for the 2016/17 season is as follows;


FAW Domestic Licensed Clubs 2016/17

1. Aberystwyth Town
2. Airbus UK Broughton
3. Bala Town
4. Bangor City
5. Barry Town Utd
6. Cardiff Met. University FC
7. Carmarthen Town
8. Cefn Druids
9. Flint Town Utd
10. Gap Connah’s Quay
11. Haverfordwest County
12. Mbi Llandudno
13. Newtown AFC
14. Rhyl FC
15. The New Saints FC


UEFA Licensed Clubs 2016/17

1. Aberystwyth Town
2. Airbus UK Broughton
3. Bala Town
4. Bangor City
5. Carmarthen Town
6. Gap Connah’s Quay
7. Mbi Llandudno
8. Newtown AFC
9. The New Saints FC


What does that mean now for Relegation and Promotion?

Dafabet Welsh Premier League

Port Talbot Town will be relegated despite finishing the season outside the relegation zone, offering the club who finishes 11th place in the Dafabet WPL a reprieve from relegation. Haverfordwest County are currently bottom of the Dafabet WPL and face relegation, however, could avoid pending Cefn Druids final position.


Huws Gray Alliance

Despite Caernarfon Town currently being top of their league and potentially being crowned as Champions permitting their final four fixtures they failed in achieving their domestic licence and will not be promoted to the Dafabet WPL. Cefn Druids are the only North Wales outfit who can be promoted this season, pending they finish in the top two as they currently sit in third position with five games remaining. If they were successful they would take Haverfordwest County's place, if not, the Bluebirds would also receive a reprieve from relegation. Huws Gray Alliance Table


Nathaniel Cars Welsh Football League Division One

Barry Town United and Cardiff Met were both granted a domestic licence occupying first and second spot in the Nathaniel Cars Welsh Football League Division One respectively. Which ever of those clubs finishes higher and in the top two of that league will be promoted to the top flight of Welsh domestic football in place of Port Talbot Town. Nathaniel Cars Welsh Football League Division One Table

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