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

Goalkposts at Conwy Borough vs Holyhead Hotspur in the JD Cymru North at Y Morfa, Conwy

The FAW Tier 2 First Instance Body met on 4 & 5 May 2023 to consider the Tier 2 Licensing Applications for the 2023/24 season.

The Panel assessed 63 applicants for the Tier 2 Certification and clubs were assessed against a number of infrastructure and personnel criteria. 

FAW Tier 2 Licensing is a mandatory requirement for clubs to participate at Tier 2 of the Welsh Football Pyramid for the 2023/24 season.

Following today’s meeting, the independent First Instance Body decided on the following:


Existing Tier 2 clubs:

Granted (14)

Afan Lido
Ammanford AFC
Barry Town United
Briton Ferry Llansawel
Cambrian & Clydach
Carmarthen Town
Cwmbran Celtic
Goytre United
Llanelli Town
Llantwit Major
Pontardawe Town
Swansea University
Taffs Well
Trefelin BGC

Refused (2)

Abergavenny Town
Ynyshir Albions

Existing Tier 3 clubs:

Granted (11)

Abertillery Bluebirds
Baglan Dragons
Caldicot Town
Chepstow Town
Cwmamman United
Goytre AFC
Penydarren BGC
Port Talbot Town
Risca United

Refused (6)

Caerau Ely
Penrhiwceiber Rangers
Treharris Athletic Western
Treowen Stars
Trethomas Bluebirds
Undy AFC

Withdrew (2)

Cefn Cribwr
Mumbles Rangers


Existing Tier 2 Clubs:

Granted (15)

Buckley Town
Cefn Druids
Chirk AAA
Colwyn Bay
Conwy Borough
Holyhead Hotspur
Holywell Town
Llanidloes Town
Mold Alexandra
Prestatyn Town
Ruthin Town

Refused (1)

Gresford Athletic

Existing Tier 3 Clubs:

Granted (4)

Bangor 1876
Brickfield Rangers
Y Rhyl 1879
Denbigh Town

Refused (3)

Cefn Albion
Flint Mountain

Withdrew (5)

Llanfair United
Llay Miners Welfare
Nantlle Vale

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

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