Aberdare Valley League

The Aberdare Valley League is a football league covering the town of Aberdare and surrounding areas in South Wales including the Cynon Valley. The leagues are at the seventh and eighth levels of the Welsh football league system.

Aberdare Valley League
Founded1906
Country Wales
Number of teams27
Level on pyramid7–8
Promotion toSouth Wales Alliance League
Current championsFC Abercwmboi 'A'
(2018–19)
WebsiteAberdare Valley League

DivisionsEdit

The league is composed of three divisions, with the following member clubs for the 2020–21 season[1] after 8 of the 10 clubs from the Merthyr & District League 2019–20 season were admitted.

Member clubs 2020–21Edit

Premier DivisionEdit

Division One (A)Edit

  • AFC Aberaman
  • AFC Abercynon 'B'
  • Balli Glas
  • Merthyr Saints
  • Napiers Arms
  • Pantyscallog VJ
  • Quar Park Rangers
  • Royal Oak

Division One (B)Edit

  • AFC Penrhiwceiber 'B'
  • AFC Perthcelyn United
  • Black Lion
  • Carnetown 'B
  • FC Abercwmboi 'B'
  • FC Cwmaman 'C'
  • Gurnos
  • Temple Bar
  • Trelewis Welfare

Promotion and relegationEdit

Promotion from the Premier Division is possible to the South Wales Alliance League, with the champion of the league playing the other tier 7 champions from the South Wales regional leagues via play-off games to determine promotion.

Champions (Top Division)Edit

  • 1905–06: – Aberdare Crescents[2]
  • 1906–07: – Aberdare Crescents
  • 1907–08: –
  • 1908–09: – No competition
  • 1909–10: –
  • 1924-25:
  • 1930-31: – Hirwaun K.B.R.[3]
  • 1933-34: – Hirwaun K.B.R.
  • 1934-35: – Hirwaun K.B.R.
  • 1936-37: – Hirwaun Welfare
  • 1946-47: – Hirwaun Welfare
  • 1968–69: – Ivy Bush[4]
  • 2001-02: – Hirwaun Welfare
  • 2005–06: – AFC Abercynon[5]
  • 2006–07: – Abernant Rovers '97[6]
  • 2007–08: – Aberaman[7]
  • 2008–09: – Aberaman[8]
  • 2009–10: – Perthcelyn United[9]
  • 2010–11: – Perthcelyn United[10]
  • 2011–12: – AFC Abercynon 'A'[11]
  • 2012–13: – Tynte Rovers[12]
  • 2013–14: – FC Abercwmboi 'A'[13]
  • 2014–15: – Carnetown 'A'[14]
  • 2015–16: – Carnetown 'A'[15]
  • 2016–17: – FC Abercwmboi 'A'[16]
  • 2017–18: –
  • 2018–19: – FC Abercwmboi 'A'
  • 2019–20: –

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tweet". Aberdare Valley Football League Official Twitter. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/history.php?league_id=46
  3. ^ http://website.hirwaunhistorical.org.uk/sport/football/
  4. ^ "History". FC Cwmaman. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Abercynon thrilled by double hit". Wales Online. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  6. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/leagues_aberdare.php?season_id=1
  7. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/leagues_aberdare.php?season_id=2
  8. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/leagues_aberdare.php?season_id=3
  9. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/leagues_aberdare.php?season_id=4
  10. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/leagues_aberdare.php?season_id=5
  11. ^ https://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/aberdarevalleyfootballleague/LeagueArchives?season=1337
  12. ^ https://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/aberdarevalleyfootballleague/LeagueArchives?season=1653
  13. ^ https://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/aberdarevalleyfootballleague/LeagueArchives?season=2385
  14. ^ https://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/aberdarevalleyfootballleague/LeagueArchives?season=2645
  15. ^ https://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/aberdarevalleyfootballleague/LeagueArchives?season=2646
  16. ^ https://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/aberdarevalleyfootballleague/LeagueArchives?season=2914

External linksEdit