Welsh Premier League
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2021-2022
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 2021-2022 WAL1 season, the WAL1 teams listed below qualify for the following 2022-2023 non-league play:

  • 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2021-2022 WAL1 Championship Round team
  • 2022-2023 UEFA Europa Conference League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd place 2021-2022 WAL1 Championship Round team
    • 2021-2022 WAL1 UEFA Europa Conference League playoff winner

The winner of the 2021-2022 Cwpan Cymru (Welsh Cup), typically a WAL1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying of the 2022-2023 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
13 Aug 2021 - 26 Feb 2022
2nd Phase (Champ/Releg)
4 Mar 2022 - 23 Apr 2022
UEFAECL Playoffs
26 Apr 2022 - 14 May 2022
12: WAL1 (12), WAL2 (0)

Season Format

During 1st Phase of the 2021-2022 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 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League, Europa League placements, and relegation. Table rankings ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) head-to-head points, (3) goals scored, then (4) matches won.

Due to COVID-19, no teams were relegated after the 2020-2021 WAL1 season.

Playoffs

At the end of the 2021-2022 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 2022-2023 UEFA Europa Conference League. (If the winner of the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 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 2022-2023 WAL1.


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UEFAECL Playoffs - Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 14 May 2022
 Caernarfon Town FC 21 Flint Town United FCThe Oval (Caernarfon)
 AET 

UEFAECL Playoffs - Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 7 May 2022
 Flint Town United FC 11 Pen-y-Bont FCEssity Stadium
 Flint Town United FC advances on PKs (3-1) 
 Caernarfon Town FC 10 Cardiff Metro UnivThe Oval (Caernarfon)

2nd Phase

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Championship
1The New Saints 3225 -5-280-8626601614 -1-1435315381611 -4-137331122
2Bala Town FC 3216 -11-559-673730168 -6-230402218168 -5-329271512
3Newtown AFC 3215 -6-1151-503515167 -3-62423212168 -3-527271413
4Caernarfon Town FC 3213 -4-1543-34653-7165 -2-9172030-10168 -2-62626233
5Flint Town United FC 3212 -6-1442-5153-2167 -4-52530237165 -2-9172130-9
6Pen-y-Bont FC 3210 -10-1240-4957-8166 -5-52326233164 -5-7172334-11
Relegation
1Cardiff Metro Univ 3210 -12-1042-3538-3165 -7-42223203165 -5-6201218-6
2Aberystwyth Town FC 3211 -7-1440-3845-7166 -1-9192224-2165 -6-5211621-5
3Gap Connah's Quay 3215 -11-638-441826169 -3-43024816166 -8-226201010
4Haverfordwest County 3210 -8-1438-4546-1165 -7-42219127165 -1-10162634-8
5Barry Town United FC 328 -7-1731-3147-16165 -4-7191115-4163 -3-10122032-12
6Cefn Druids AFC 322 -3-279-22109-87162 -2-1281545-30160 -1-151764-57
2022-2023 UEFACL
UEFAECL Playoffs
2022-2023 UEFAECL
Relegation to WAL2

1st Phase

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1The New Saints 2218 -3-157-6117441111 -0-03338929117 -3-12423815
2Pen-y-Bont FC 229 -9-436-432518116 -5-02325817113 -4-41318171
3Newtown AFC 2210 -5-735-382612115 -3-31819145115 -2-41719127
4Flint Town United FC 2210 -5-735-413110116 -3-221271512114 -2-5141416-2
5Bala Town FC 228 -10-434-38326114 -5-21722193114 -5-21716133
6Caernarfon Town FC 229 -4-931-3537-2113 -2-6111720-3116 -2-32018171
7Cardiff Metro Univ 226 -9-727-2128-7113 -4-4131316-3113 -5-314812-4
8Aberystwyth Town FC 227 -4-1125-2330-7114 -0-7121314-1113 -4-4131016-6
9Barry Town United FC 226 -5-1123-2636-10113 -3-512812-4113 -2-6111824-6
10Haverfordwest County 225 -7-1022-2135-14113 -6-2151082112 -1-871127-16
11Gap Connah's Quay 229 -7-616-18261610114 -3-4151183115 -4-2191587
12Cefn Druids AFC 220 -2-202-1474-60110 -1-101833-25110 -1-101641-35
Championship Round
Relegation Round

Results

Sat - 23 Apr 2022
 Haverfordwest County 12 Cardiff Metro UnivConygar Bridge Meadow Stadium
 The New Saints 31 Caernarfon Town FCPark Hall Stadium
Mon - 18 Apr 2022
 Caernarfon Town FC 02 Bala Town FCThe Oval (Caernarfon)
 Cardiff Metro Univ 50 Cefn Druids AFCCyncoed Campus Artificial Pitch
Fri - 15 Apr 2022
 Aberystwyth Town FC 60 Cefn Druids AFCPark Avenue Ground
 Caernarfon Town FC 10 Pen-y-Bont FCThe Oval (Caernarfon)
 Haverfordwest County 20 Barry Town United FCConygar Bridge Meadow Stadium
Sat - 9 Apr 2022
 Pen-y-Bont FC 12 The New SaintsSDM Glass Stadium