Welsh Premier League
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020-2021
Location
Wales
Abbreviation
WAL1

Summary

The Welsh Premier League (WAL1), Cyrmu Premier, is comprised of professional and semi-professional teams (11 from Wales, 1 from England) and is the Welsh national football league. At the end of the 2020-2021 WAL1 season, the WAL1 teams listed below qualify for the following 2021-2022 non-league play:

  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 WAL1 Championship Round team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd place 2020-2021 WAL1 Championship Round team
    • 2020-2021 WAL1 UEFA Europa Conference League playoff winner

The winner of the 2020-2021 Cwpan Cymru (Welsh Cup), typically a WAL1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Leagues Pyramid - Wales

Abbrev League # of Teams
WAL1 Welsh Premier League 12
WAL2A Cymru North 16
WAL2B Cymru South 16
WAL3 Ardal Leagues 64

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

1st Phase
12 Sep 2020 - 29 Jan 2021
2nd Phase (Champ/Releg)
6 Feb 2021 - 24 Apr 2021
UEFAECL Playoffs
27 Apr 2021 - 20 May 2021
12: WAL1 (10), WAL2 (2)

Season Format

During 1st Phase of the 2020-2021 WAL1 regular season, each WAL1 team plays each other 11 WAL1 teams twice for a total of 22 league matches. In the 2nd Phase, the top six teams play in the Championship Group and the bottom 6 teams play in the Relegation Group. Each team plays Home-Away matches against the other 5 teams in their group (10 more matches, 32 matches total) to determine final rankings for 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League, Europa League placements, and relegation. Table rankings ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) matches won, then (4) a playoff.

Playoffs

At the end of the 2020-2021 WAL1 regular season, the 3rd through 6th place WAL1 Championship Round teams and the 1st place WAL1 Relegation Round team have a European Competition playoff. The playoff winner receives a a berth in the Preliminary Round of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League. (If the winner of the 2020-2021 Welsh Cup has already received a berth in the Champions League or the Europa League, the other playoff Finalist receives this berth.)

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 WAL1 regular season, the 5th and 6th place WAL1 Relegation Round teams will be relegated to either the WAL2A or WAL2B, and the top 2 teams in the WAL2A/2B are promoted to the 2021-2022 WAL1.


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1st Phase

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1The New Saints 1714 -2-144-49103988 -0-0242652196 -2-12023518
2Gap Connah's Quay 1613 -2-141-35102598 -1-0251951475 -1-11616511
3Bala Town FC 1610 -5-135-39162386 -1-1192491584 -4-0161578
4Barry Town United FC 167 -3-624-2324-185 -2-117169782 -1-57715-8
5Caernarfon Town FC 176 -4-722-2333-1092 -3-491016-684 -1-3131317-4
6Pen-y-Bont FC 146 -3-521-2220273 -2-2111212073 -1-3101082
7Haverfordwest County 165 -5-620-2228-692 -4-3101017-773 -1-31012111
8Cardiff Metro Univ 174 -4-916-1425-1192 -3-49711-482 -1-57714-7
9Flint Town United FC 164 -0-1212-1937-1872 -0-5668-292 -0-761329-16
10Cefn Druids AFC 163 -3-1012-1737-2081 -1-64721-1482 -2-481016-6
11Newtown AFC 152 -5-811-1727-1072 -2-381114-380 -3-53613-7
12Aberystwyth Town FC 162 -4-1010-2134-1371 -1-541115-491 -3-561019-9
Championship Round
Relegation Round

Fixtures

Tue - 19 Jan 2021
 Gap Connah's Quay   Newtown AFCDeeside Stadium
Fri - 22 Jan 2021
Sat - 23 Jan 2021
 Caernarfon Town FC   Cardiff Metro UnivThe Oval (Caernarfon)
 The New Saints   Bala Town FCPark Hall Stadium
Fri - 29 Jan 2021
 Aberystwyth Town FC   Pen-y-Bont FCPark Avenue Ground
Sat - 30 Jan 2021
 Cardiff Metro Univ   Cefn Druids AFCCyncoed Campus Artificial Pitch
Sat - 6 Feb 2021
 Aberystwyth Town FC   Cefn Druids AFCPark Avenue Ground
 Cardiff Metro Univ   Barry Town United FCCardiff International Sports Stadium
 The New Saints   Caernarfon Town FCPark Hall Stadium

Results

Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 Pen-y-Bont FC PSPD Gap Connah's QuaySDM Glass Stadium
Fri - 15 Jan 2021
 Haverfordwest County PSPD Cardiff Metro UnivConygar Bridge Meadow Stadium
Fri - 1 Jan 2021
Tue - 29 Dec 2020
 Haverfordwest County PSPD The New SaintsConygar Bridge Meadow Stadium
Sat - 26 Dec 2020
 The New Saints PSPD Cefn Druids AFCPark Hall Stadium
Tue - 22 Dec 2020
 Aberystwyth Town FC PSPD Newtown AFCPark Avenue Ground
Sat - 19 Dec 2020
 The New Saints 21 Pen-y-Bont FCPark Hall Stadium
Fri - 18 Dec 2020
 Caernarfon Town FC 11 Newtown AFCThe Oval (Caernarfon)