FAW Competition Entry Forms 2016/17
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20 May 2016

FAW Competition Entry Forms 2016/17

Competition Entry Form Update

29 June 20165:26pm

The deadline for several FAW cup competitions is tomorrow (30 June) and clubs need to return their entry forms if they want to be included in the 2016/17 season.

The deadline for the JD Welsh Cup, The FAW Trophy, The FAW Youth Cup and the FAW Women's Cup is Thursday, 30 June.

A list of entries received for the relevant competitions can be found below:

FAW Competition Entries.pdf

Full Member and cup competition entry forms are now available to download from FAW.cymru for the 2016/17 season.

Entry forms are available for all of the FAW's domestic cup competitions, including the JD Welsh Cup, FAW Trophy and the FAW Women's Cup. 

The Full Member and cup competition entry forms can be downloaded at the bottom of this page or by clicking here

Entries in the respective competitions grow year after year and the 2015/16 season provided some excellent excitement in all competitions. 

It may have been the best of the Dafabet Welsh Premier League that eventually competed against each other in the JD Welsh Cup Final as The New Saints took to the Racecourse to face Airbus UK Broughton on the May Bank Holiday, but it was also a season where the underdogs had their day, and individual brilliance from the lower tiers of the game in Wales was recognised and rewarded during the course of various cup campaigns.

And no lower league club did more to upset the odds than Denbigh Town this season as the side from the Huws Gray Alliance reached the final of theWord Cup by disposing of no-less than three clubs from the Dafabet Welsh Premier League along the way. Although the challenge of cup holders The New Saints proved too much in the Final, Rhyl, Airbus UK Broughton and GAP Connah's Quay were all left stunned as the side from the second tier defied the difference in respective league status to show their true credentials.

Meanwhile, the early headlines in the JD Welsh Cup went to one individual rather than to one particular team, as Barry Town striker James Dixon completed an incredible double five-goal haul. Dixon became the first Barry Town United player in 102 years to score five in a Welsh Cup match as his side cruised to a 7-2 win over Aberdare in the 2nd round, and amazingly repeated the feat against Denbigh Town in the 3rd round, 6-1 rout. “James' performance in the last round was special, but to score 5 goals again is almost unbelievable,” explained Barry Town United manager Gavin Chesterfield after the game. “James has worked hard to develop his game, both on and off the field over recent months and I'm pleased to see him getting goals for his efforts.”

STM Sports also made their own impression on the JD Welsh Cup as the Welsh League Division 3 side reached the 3rd round with impressive four-goal victories over Division 1 duo Ton Pentre (4-0) and Garden Village (4-1), which meant the Welsh League newcomers from Llanrumney scored 19 goals in just four Welsh Cup fixtures before Cardiff Met brought their run to an end. Likewise, Welsh League Division 2 side Cwmbran Celtic reached the last eight of the competition, before a narrow 2-1 home defeat to Port Talbot Town denied them a semi-final date.

Cwmbran Celtic progressed through the 4th round with a 5-3 win over Division One side Goytre, but it was Chris Ham's incredible fourth goal for Celtic that saw him claim the JD Welsh Cup Player of the Round award with a strike best described by club official John Stockwell. “The technique was Gareth Bale-esque in its execution - the finest goal seen in the 20 year history of Celtic Park. More importantly it was the game changer and Chris slotted in the 5th goal as well to secure a famous victory for Celtic”. 

Elsewhere, in a celebration of lower league football played across Wales each and every weekend, a goal in the opening minute from Craig Norman at Dragon Park proved to be the difference between winners Abergavenny Town and Sully Sports in the FAW Trophy Final. Although clubs in the lower tiers of the Welsh game may struggle for attention, this season has proved that there are players and clubs that can make headlines when opportunity knocks, and the more success stories they can generate, the better.

Full Members Form

Full Members Form for Qualifying Clubs playing Association Football. A Qualifying Club is a club who play in the divisions of the Directly Affiliated Leagues, who has enjoyed 15 years continuous membership of the Association whether or not still playing in the relevant divisions of the Directly Affiliated Leagues, or who is permitted into membership of the Association at the absolute discretion of the Council. 

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The JD Welsh Cup

Entry is open to all men’s clubs who play all of their football under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Wales and whose registered ground meets the Ground Criteria (Rule 9). Entry is mandatory for all clubs currently playing in level one and two of the Pyramid.

Deadline: 30th June 2016
Current Holders: The New Saints FC
Number of Entries in 2015/16: 199
Total Competition Prize Money: £180,000

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The FAW Trophy

Entry is open to all clubs in level three of the Pyramid and below, including those clubs who do not play in Directly Affiliated Leagues and whose registered ground meets the Ground Criteria.

Deadline: 30th June 2016
Current Holders: Abergavenny Town
Number of Entries in 2015/16: 151
Total Competition Prize Money: £23,000

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The FAW Youth Cup

Entry is open to any affiliated club in Wales, whose registered ground meets the Ground Criteria. The age-group is Under 19.

Deadline: 30th June 2016
Current Holders: Swansea City FC
Number of Entries in 2015/16: 70
Total Competition Prize Money: £11,000

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FAW Women's Cup

Entry is open to all women’s clubs who play all of their football under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Wales, which meets the Ground Criteria (Rule 10) and have affiliated to their Area Association or the Football Association of Wales.

Deadline: 30th June 2016
Current Holders: Cardiff City FC Women
Number of Entries in 2015/16: 35
Total Competition Prize Money: £15,000

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The FAW U16 Girls Cup

Entry is open to all clubs who play all of their football under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Wales, which meets the Ground Criteria (Rule 10) and have affiliated to their Area Association or the Football Association of Wales.

Deadline: 31st August 2016
Current Holders: Cardiff City Ladies
Number of Entries in 2015/16: 24
Total Competition Prize Money: £11,000

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