JD Welsh Cup Round 1 draw: Everything you need to know

The JD Welsh Cup Round 1 draw takes place at 8pm on Tuesday, 22 August, with 72 clubs waiting to discover their fate in the next round of the competition.

The draw will be streamed on the Football Association of Wales’ free streaming service RedWall+.

How will the JD Welsh Cup Round 1 draw work?

The 56 winners from Qualifying Round 2 will be joined by 16 clubs from the JD Cymru North and JD Cymru South to make 72 clubs.

These 16 clubs are comprised of the eight lowest-ranked clubs from the second tier on the basis of their finishing positions in the 2022/23 campaign.

The 16 clubs are as follows:

JD Cymru South (8):
Abergavenny Town
Abertillery Bluebirds
Baglan Dragons
Caerau Ely
Goytre United
Taffs Well
Trefelin BGC

JD Cymru North (8):
Bangor 1876
Chirk AAA
Denbigh Town
Gresford Athletic
Llanidloes Town
Mold Alexandra

The remaining 16 clubs from these divisions will be given byes – alongside the JD Cymru Premier clubs – to Round 2.

Each club has been allocated to a pot based on their geographic location and a number for the draw between 1-18. Numbered balls will then be drawn to determine the Round 1 fixtures. The drawing of balls will apply to two pots, split into southern and northern sections.

For example, in Tuesday’s draw there will be 18 clubs in the South West and South East. 

Therefore, in these pots, if ball number 1 is drawn against ball number 18, then the fixtures will be:

  • Afan United (1) v Treharris Athletic Western (18)
  • Abergavenny Town (1) v Trethomas Bluebirds (18)

How can you watch the JD Welsh Cup Round 1 draw?

RedWall+ can be accessed online here or by downloading the dedicated app for iOS and Android. Visit the FAW Apps page by clicking here to find a link for your device. 

If you login to your RedWall+ account, you can add the FAW Cup Draw Show to your watchlist.

When will the JD Welsh Cup Round 1 ties be played?

The Round 1 ties will take place over the weekend commencing Saturday, 16th September.

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