Swansea Senior Football League

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The Swansea Senior Association Football League or Swansea Senior League, is a league competition featuring non-professional association football clubs in the area of Swansea, south Wales. The league consists of seven divisions, three for "first teams" and four for "reserves" and lower teams. The top division, Division One is just below West Wales Premier League, and therefore sits at level 5 of the Welsh football pyramid.

Swansea Senior Association Football League
Founded1901
Country Wales
Number of teams30
Level on pyramid5–7
Promotion toWest Wales Premier League
Current championsRockspur Fords
(2019-20)
WebsiteSwansea Senior Football League

HistoryEdit

Formed in 1901 as the Swansea Junior League, the first organised league in the Swansea area launched a Senior League in 1903–04, followed in 1904–05 by a name change to the Swansea & District League.[1] The league was suspended during World War I.[2] During the 1921–22 and 1922–23 seasons, the league expanded to include a Gower Division and a Neath Division.

At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 all local leagues in Swansea suspended football, but in October both the Swansea & District League and a second league, the Swansea Gwalia League approved a merger for the duration of the war years as the Swansea Gwalia Combination[3] with the league operating two senior divisions. In May 1946 the leagues agreed a permanent merger, with the league to be known as the Swansea District Gwalia League.[4] In the 1947–48, the league changed its name to the current league title of the Swansea Senior Association Football League.[5]

Member clubs for 2020–21 seasonEdit

The following clubs are competing in the Swansea Senior Football League during the 2019–20 season.[6]

Division OneEdit

  • Blaenymaes
  • Brynawel
  • CRC Olympic
  • Murton Rovers
  • Port Tennant Colts
  • Rockspur Fords
  • Sandfields
  • St Josephs
  • Waunarlwydd
  • West End Rangers
  • Ynystawe Athletic

Division TwoEdit

  • Birchgrove Colts
  • Bonymaen Colts
  • Clase
  • Cwmfelin Press
  • Kingsbridge Colts
  • Landore
  • Penclawdd
  • Plough Colts
  • Ragged School
  • Treboeth United

Division ThreeEdit

  • Cwm Albion Colts
  • Gors
  • Llangyfelach
  • Maltsters Sports
  • North End
  • Pennard
  • St Thomas Stars
  • Union Rangers
  • Wern

ChampionsEdit

1900sEdit

  • 1901–02: – Pontardawe[1]
  • 1902–03: – East Side[7]
  • 1903–04: –
  • 1904–05: –
  • 1905–06: –
  • 1906–07: – Swansea Town[2]
  • 1907–08: – Swansea Town[8]
  • 1908–09: – Morriston[8]
  • 1909–10: – Mond Nickel Works[2]

1910sEdit

  • 1910–11: – Swansea United[9]
  • 1911–12: –
  • 1912–13: – Milford Town[2]
  • 1913–14: – Swansea Town[2]
  • 1914–15: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1915–16: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1916–17: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1917–18: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1918–19: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1919–20: – Competition not completed[2]

1920sEdit

  • 1920–21: –
  • 1921–22: –
  • 1922–23: –
  • 1923–24: – Cwm Athletic[10]
  • 1924–25: – Cwm Athletic[10]
  • 1925–26: – Cwm Athletic[10]
  • 1926–27: – Cwm Athletic[10]
  • 1927–28: –
  • 1928–29: –
  • 1929–30: –

1930sEdit

  • 1930–31: – Cwm Athletic[10]
  • 1931–32: – North End[11]
  • 1932–33: –
  • 1933–34: –
  • 1934–35: –
  • 1935–36: –
  • 1936–37: –
  • 1937–38: –
  • 1938–39: –
  • 1939–40: –

1940sEdit

  • 1940–41: –
  • 1941–42: –
  • 1942–43: –
  • 1943–44: –
  • 1944–45: –
  • 1945–46: –
  • 1946–47: – Cwm Albions[5]
  • 1947–48: – Briton Ferry[12]
  • 1948–49: – Midland Athletic[13]
  • 1949–50: – Stepney[12]

1950sEdit

  • 1950–51: – Cwm Athletic[10]
  • 1951–52: –
  • 1952–53: –
  • 1953–54: –
  • 1954–55: –
  • 1955–56: –
  • 1956–57: – Swansea Dockers
  • 1957–58: –
  • 1958–59: – North End[14]
  • 1959–60: – North End[15]

1960sEdit

  • 1960–61: – North End[15]
  • 1961–62: – Hillsborough[16]
  • 1962–63: – Tower United[17]
  • 1963–64: – Swansea Town 'A'[18]
  • 1964–65: – North End[19]
  • 1965–66: – North End[20]
  • 1966–67: – North End[16]
  • 1967–68: – St Josephs[16]
  • 1968–69: – United[16]
  • 1969–70: – Swansea Boys Club[21]

1970sEdit

  • 1970–71: – West End[22]
  • 1971–72: – Swansea Boys Club
  • 1972–73: – United[23]
  • 1973–74: – West End
  • 1974–75: – West End
  • 1975–76: – Swansea Boys Club
  • 1976–77: – West End
  • 1977–78: – Ragged School
  • 1978–79: – Swansea Boys Club
  • 1979–80: – Swansea Boys Club

1980sEdit

  • 1980–81: –
  • 1981–82: – Ragged School
  • 1982–83: – West End
  • 1983–84: – Ragged School<[24]
  • 1984–85: –
  • 1985–86: – West End
  • 1986–87: –
  • 1987–88: – Port Tennant Colts[24]
  • 1988–89: – Blaenymaes[24]
  • 1989–90: –

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

  • 2000–01 – Ragged School[27]
  • 2001–02: –
  • 2002–03: – West End[28]
  • 2003–04: –
  • 2004–05: – West End[29]
  • 2005–06: –
  • 2006–07: – Winch Wen[30]
  • 2007–08: – Ragged School[30]
  • 2008–09: – Ragged School[30]
  • 2009–10: – Ragged School[30]

2010sEdit

Senior Cup WinnersEdit

The first league cup competition was held in 1908–09 with Mond Nickel Works being winners. They were successful in all the pre-World War competitions apart from the 1910–11 season when they were knocked out at the semi-final stage by Swansea United. A partial list of the winners of the Senior Cup competition can be found below.

  • 1908–09: – Mond Nickel Works[2]
  • 1909–10: – Mond Nickel Works[32]
  • 1911–12: – Mond Nickel Works[33]
  • 1912–13: – Mond Nickel Works[33] (replay)[34]
  • 1913–14: – Mond Nickel Works[33][35]
  • 1914–15: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1915–16: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1916–17: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1917–18: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1918–19: – No competition due to World War 1
  • 1919–20: – Gorseinon[2]
  • 1924–25: – Cwm Athletic[15]
  • 1925–26: – Cwm Athletic[15]
  • 1926–27: – Cwm Athletic[15]
  • 1928–29: – Cwm Athletic[15]
  • 1929–30: – Cwm Athletic[15]
  • 1930–31: – Cwm Athletic[15]
  • 1931–32: – North End[11]
  • 1936–37: – Alexandra[36]
  • 1951–52: – Mumbles Albion[37]
  • 1953–54: – Swansea Boys Club[21]
  • 1954–55: – Swansea Boys Club[21]
  • 1955–56: – Swansea Boys Club[21]
  • 1958–59: – North End[14]
  • 1963–64: – Swansea Town 'A'[18]
  • 1967–68: – United[23]
  • 1968–69: – United[16]
  • 1969–70: – United[23]
  • 1970–71: – West End[22]
  • 1971–72: – United[23]
  • 1977–78: – Ragged School[38]
  • 1978–80: – Ragged School[38]
  • 1980–81: – St. Joseph's[39]
  • 1988–89: – Blaenymaes[24]
  • 1990–91: – Ragged School[26]
  • 1991–92: – Ragged School[26]
  • 1992–93: – Ragged School[26]
  • 1993–94: – Port Tennant Colts[40]
  • 1996–97: – Maltsters Sports[41]
  • 2000–01: – Ragged School[27]
  • 2008–09: – Cwm Press[42]
  • 2009–10: – Swansea Dockers[42]
  • 2010–11: – Cwm Press[42]
  • 2011–12: – Ragged School[42]
  • 2012–13: – Swansea Dockers[42]
  • 2013–14: – Ragged School[42]
  • 2014–15: – Competition suspended[42]
  • 2015–16: – Ynystawe Athletic[42]
  • 2016–17: – Penlan Club[42]
  • 2017–18: – Penlan Club[42]
  • 2018–19: – Penlan Club[42]
  • 2019–20: –

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 11.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 16.
  3. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 26.
  4. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 27.
  5. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 28.
  6. ^ "Divisional Tables". Swansea Senior Football League. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 12.
  8. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 14.
  9. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 15.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 18.
  11. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 19.
  12. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 33.
  13. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 36.
  14. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 61.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 49.
  16. ^ a b c d e Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 74.
  17. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 77.
  18. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 66.
  19. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 76.
  20. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 81.
  21. ^ a b c d Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 116.
  22. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 93.
  23. ^ a b c d Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 92.
  24. ^ a b c d Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 104.
  25. ^ "Soccer Extra". South Wales Evening Post. 24 April 1995. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 127.
  27. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 129.
  28. ^ "Easy cup success for stylish Town". Wales Online. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  29. ^ Johns, Owain. "Swansea To Have A Third Team In The Welsh League". Garden Village FC. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
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  31. ^ Jones, Jordan. "Penlan Club win Swansea Senior League title". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  32. ^ "Swansea League Final". The Cambria Daily Leader. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  33. ^ a b c Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 47.
  34. ^ "Senior Cup Final (Re-Play) - Mond Nickel Works v Ystalyfera". The Cambria Daily Leader. 18 April 1913. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  35. ^ "Morriston A.F.C. Juniors". The Cambria Leader. 20 July 1914. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  36. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 23.
  37. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 59.
  38. ^ a b Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 106.
  39. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 105.
  40. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 131.
  41. ^ Swansea Senior Football League 2000, pp. 133.
  42. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Swansea Senior Cup Results". Swansea Senior Football League. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  43. ^ "Swansea City legend Lee Trundle joins up with local league club Brunswick United". Wales Online. Retrieved 13 August 2020.

BibliographyEdit

  • Swansea Senior Football League 1901-2001: 100 Years of Local Soccer. Swansea Senior Football League. 2000. ISBN 0-9532038-3-2.

External linksEdit