Club Licensing: FAW Men’s Tier 2 First Instance Body decisions 2024

The FAW Men’s Tier 2 First Instance Body met on 7 & 8 May 2024 to consider the Tier 2 Licensing Applications for the 2024/25 season.

The Panel assessed 69 applicants for the Tier 2 Certification and clubs were assessed against a number of infrastructure, personnel, legal and financial criteria. 

FAW Tier 2 Licensing is a mandatory requirement for clubs to participate at Tier 2 of the Welsh Football Pyramid for the 2024/25 season.

The independent First Instance Body decided on the following:


Existing Tier 2 clubs:

Granted (15)

Abergavenny Town

Afan Lido

Ammanford AFC

Baglan Dragons

Briton Ferry Llansawel

Caerau Ely

Cambrian & Clydach

Carmarthen Town

Cwmbran Celtic

Goytre United

Llanelli Town

Llantwit Major

Pontardawe Town

Taffs Well

Trefelin BGC

Refused (1)

Abertillery Bluebirds

Existing Tier 3 clubs:

Granted (15)


Cardiff Corinthians

Cefn Cribwr

Chepstow Town

Goytre AFC

Newport City

Penrhiwceiber Rangers


Port Talbot Town

South Gower

Swansea University

Risca United

Trethomas Bluebirds

Ynyshir Albions


Refused (1)

Caldicot Town

Withdrew (4)

Aberbargoed Buds

Blaenavon Blues

Treowen Stars

Mumbles Rangers

Existing Tier 1 Club (without a Tier 1 Licence):

Granted (1)

Pontypridd United


Existing Tier 2 Clubs:

Granted (13)

Airbus UK Broughton

Bangor 1876

Buckley Town


Denbigh Town

Flint Town United

Gresford Athletic



Mold Alexandra


Prestatyn Town

Ruthin Town

Refused (2)

Holywell Town

Llanidloes Town

Withdrew (1)

Chirk AAA

Existing Tier 3 Clubs:

Granted (8)

Brickfield Rangers

Conwy Borough

CPD Y Rhyl 1879

Flint Mountain

Holyhead Hotspur


Nantlle Vale


Refused (2)

Llangefni Town

Llay Miners Welfare

Withdrew (6)

Bow Street

Cefn Albion

Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant

Llanrwst United

Llansantffraid Village

Radnor Valley

The FIB Panel extended its congratulations to those clubs successful in attaining Tier 2 licence. 

All clubs have a right of appeal against these decisions and must be submitted within 10 days.

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