Wildcards confirmed for 2024/25 Nathaniel MG Cup

The wildcard entries for the 2024/25 Nathaniel MG Cup have been confirmed by the FAW National Leagues Board.

In addition to the 44 JD Cymru Leagues clubs, four wildcards will compete for the trophy this season – Cardiff City, Merthyr Town, Newport County and Swansea City. 

The Bluebirds and the Swans also featured in last season’s Nathaniel MG Cup as wildcards, meeting in the third round where Swansea progressed on penalties. 

Anthony Wright’s side would go on to make it all the way to the final at Jenner Park, but were beaten by The New Saints. 

Merthyr Town return to the competition for the first time since being given an invitational spot in the 2014/15 season when they reached the quarter-finals, while Newport County were previously a wildcard entry in 2021/22. 

As all four wildcards are south Wales-based and the Nathaniel MG Cup is regionalised until the semi-final stage, Newport County will enter the Northern section for regional balance following consultation with clubs.

Full details for the first round draw of the 2024/25 Nathaniel MG Cup will be confirmed in due course. 

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