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 Carmarthen Town (1996).
The league has operated with a reduced number of 16 clubs since season 2010/11.
Monmouth Town won the title for the first time in 2013/14 but were not eligible for promotion to the WPL because they do not hold the requisite FAW domestic licence. The same applied to the runners-up, Taffs Well.
Afan Lido, Barry Town, Briton Ferry Llansawel, Grange Quins, Haverfordwest County, Llanelli, Ton Pentre and Cardiff Met (formerly UWIC and Inter Cardiff) are previous members of the Welsh Premier.