Following a recent meeting of the FAW National Cup Board, it has been decided to enact Rule 22(a) of the 2023/24 JD Welsh Cup Rules in relation to Pontypridd United.
Rule 22(a) states:
‘If the National Cup Board have any doubt as to the qualifications of any player taking part in this Competition, they shall have power to call upon such player, or the Club to which he belongs, or for which he played, to prove that he is qualified according to the Rules, and failing satisfactory proof the National Cup Board shall remove the Club from the Competition, and may impose such other penalty on the Club or player as they may think fit.‘
Having considered the available information and following the observations provided by the Club, the National Cup Board decided that the Club be removed from the Welsh Cup for the 2023/24 season.
There is no right of appeal against the decision of the National Cup Board.
As a result of this decision, Abertillery Bluebirds will be re-instated to the competition and will play Carmarthen Town in Round 3.