The Structure of Welsh Football

The nation’s most successful clubs play in the English professional and semi professional leagues, In the professional football league Cardiff city and Swansea City can be found in the Championship which is only one league below the English Premier League, both of these teams are in strong positions to challenge for promotion. Traditionally Wrexham from the North of Wales were also a league team but have fallen on hard times in recent years and are now plying their trade in the Blue Square Premier (BSP) League which is comprised by a mix of professional and semi-professional teams. From the season commencing 2010/11 Newport county, another team with a previous league pedigree will join them in the BSP, below this are Colwyn Bay (North Wales) and Merthyr Tydfill (South Wales).

These six teams remained in the English football system despite the inception of the League of Wales in 1992 believing their …