The FAW Club Licensing Tier 2 and Tier 3 applicants for the 2022/23 season of men’s football have now been confirmed.
List of Applicants
Click the link below for a full list of FAW Club Licensing applicants for Tier 2 and Tier 3 for the 2022/23 season of men's football.
The full list of applicants for Tier 2 and Tier 3 licenses can be downloaded by clicking here.
A Licence is granted on an annual basis and automatically expires at the end of the season for which it has been awarded. Therefore, in order for clubs to maintain their status at their level of the Pyramid, they must annually apply for and meet the licensing criteria.
It’s important that clubs at all levels are assessed annually in order to ensure that the high standards clubs have already met remain in place and that all ground share agreements remain valid.
Club Licensing is used as a tool for continuous improvement so any changes to the criteria are carefully considered and are made with the intention of increasing standards.
Two clubs from the current Tier 2 and Tier 3 membership that have not applied - Bangor City (Tier 2) and Four Crosses (Tier 3). As a result, neither club will have a Licence to participate in a National League for the 2022/23 season.
Four Panels, made up of independent experts, meet to assess each club’s application.
The four Panels cover Tier 2 (First Instance & Appeals Body) and Tier 3 (First Instance & Appeals Body). The Panels meet during April and May.
Panel members cover a range of skills & expertise and include; senior lawyers & other legal experts, chartered accountants, UEFA stadium inspectors & consultants and former international footballers.
The First Instance Bodies and the Appeals Bodies must be independent of each other.
The First Instance Bodies decide on whether a Licence should be granted to an applicant club on the basis of the documents provided by the submission deadline or, whether the Licence should be withdrawn.
The Appeals Bodies decide on appeals submitted in writing and make a final decision on whether the Licence should be granted or withdrawn.