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 - 2 Apr 2021
2nd Phase (Champ/Releg)
9 Apr 2021 - 14 May 2021
UEFAECL Playoffs
17 May 2021 - 1 Jun 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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2nd Phase

 LeagueHomeRoad
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Championship
1Gap Connah's Quay 3023 -4-373-6420441512 -2-138268181511 -2-235381226
2The New Saints 3022 -5-371-7917621411 -2-1353710271611 -3-23642735
3Bala Town FC 3017 -6-757-6640261510 -1-431391821157 -5-32627225
4Pen-y-Bont FC 3013 -7-1046-42375157 -3-52422202156 -4-52220173
5Barry Town United FC 3012 -4-1440-3948-9157 -3-52428271155 -1-9161121-10
6Caernarfon Town FC 3010 -7-1337-4160-19164 -5-7172131-10146 -2-6202029-9
Relegation
1Newtown AFC 3011 -6-1339-55487157 -2-62331274154 -4-71624213
2Cardiff Metro Univ 309 -7-1434-3945-6144 -5-51721174165 -2-9171828-10
3Haverfordwest County 309 -7-1434-3554-19145 -5-4201420-6164 -2-10142134-13
4Flint Town United FC 3010 -1-1931-3756-19155 -0-10151520-5155 -1-9162236-14
5Aberystwyth Town FC 307 -8-1529-4353-10165 -4-71927252142 -4-8101628-12
6Cefn Druids AFC 304 -4-2216-2587-62162 -1-1371348-35142 -3-991239-27
2021-2022 UEFACL
UEFAECL Playoffs
2021-2022 UEFAECL
UEFAEL Playoffs
Relegation to WAL2

1st Phase

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Gap Connah's Quay 2218 -3-157-4813351110 -1-03123617118 -2-12625718
2The New Saints 2217 -3-254-6513521110 -1-03135629117 -2-22330723
3Bala Town FC 2212 -6-442-512823117 -1-322311417115 -5-12020146
4Barry Town United FC 2211 -3-836-33294117 -2-223231211114 -1-6131017-7
5Pen-y-Bont FC 2210 -5-735-29254115 -3-31816142115 -2-41713112
6Caernarfon Town FC 229 -5-832-3342-9113 -4-4131520-5116 -1-4191822-4
7Haverfordwest County 228 -5-929-2935-6114 -4-3161318-5114 -1-6131617-1
8Aberystwyth Town FC 225 -6-1121-3040-10114 -2-51418180111 -4-671222-10
9Newtown AFC 225 -5-1220-2941-12114 -2-5141823-5111 -3-761118-7
10Cardiff Metro Univ 224 -5-1317-1835-17112 -4-510813-5112 -1-871022-12
11Flint Town United FC 225 -0-1715-2153-32112 -0-96618-12113 -0-891535-20
12Cefn Druids AFC 223 -4-1513-2153-32111 -1-941029-19112 -3-691124-13
Championship Round
Relegation Round

Fixtures

Sat - 8 May 2021
 Cardiff Metro Univ   Cefn Druids AFCCyncoed Campus Artificial Pitch
 Haverfordwest County   Newtown AFCConygar Bridge Meadow Stadium
Fri - 14 May 2021
 Pen-y-Bont FC   Gap Connah's QuaySDM Glass Stadium
 The New Saints   Bala Town FCPark Hall Stadium
 Cardiff Metro Univ   Flint Town United FCCardiff International Sports Stadium
 Haverfordwest County   Cefn Druids AFCConygar Bridge Meadow Stadium

Results

Tue - 4 May 2021
 Pen-y-Bont FC 03 The New SaintsSDM Glass Stadium
 Caernarfon Town FC 30 Bala Town FCThe Oval (Caernarfon)
Sat - 1 May 2021
 Caernarfon Town FC 22 Pen-y-Bont FCThe Oval (Caernarfon)
Fri - 30 Apr 2021
 Cardiff Metro Univ 51 Aberystwyth Town FCCyncoed Campus Artificial Pitch
Wed - 28 Apr 2021
Tue - 27 Apr 2021
 Aberystwyth Town FC 51 Cefn Druids AFCPark Avenue Ground
 Haverfordwest County 02 Cardiff Metro UnivConygar Bridge Meadow Stadium
 The New Saints 00 Caernarfon Town FCPark Hall Stadium
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
 Haverfordwest County 00 Flint Town United FCConygar Bridge Meadow Stadium