Nathaniel Cars Welsh League

Caerau Ely The Welsh League Division One is the second tier of the Welsh football pyramid for clubs from south Wales. 

North and mid-Wales has the parallel Huws Gray Alliance.

At the end of the season the champions of both second tier leagues are eligible for promotion to the Welsh Premier, if they can gain the FAW's domestic club licence. If not, the runner-up may also qualify.

Teams that have gained promotion from the Welsh League in recent years are Afan Lido (2011), Neath FC (2007), Grange Harlequins (2005), Llanelli (2004), Port Talbot (2000), Haverfordwest County (1997 and 2015) and Carmarthen Town (1996).

The league has operated with a reduced number of 16 clubs since season 2010/11. 

Caerau Ely won the title for the first time in 2014/15 but were not eligible for promotion to the WPL because they do not hold the requisite FAW domestic licence, so runners-up Haverfordwest County were promoted.

AFC Porth and Pontardawe Town were relegated, with Aberbargoed Buds, Barry Town United and Risca United promoted from Division 2.

Afan Lido, Barry Town, Briton Ferry Llansawel (as Briton Ferry), Grange Quins, Llanelli, Ton Pentre and Cardiff Met (formerly UWIC and Inter Cardiff) are previous members of the Welsh Premier.

Photo: Caerau Ely won the Welsh League title for the first time in 2014/15.

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