Men's First Instance Body Club Licensing Decisions 2021
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9 April 2021

Men's First Instance Body Club Licensing Decisions 2021

The First Instance Body (FIB) met remotely today (9 April) to assess and consider the UEFA and FAW Tier 1 applications.

Sixteen of the 24 applications for a Tier 1 licence have been successful, including all 12 of the current JD Cymru Premier clubs and four clubs in Tier 2. In addition, 10 of the JD Cymru Premier clubs achieved a UEFA Licence. 

Clubs are assessed on the following criteria:

  • Sporting: Youth & Coaching
  • Infrastructure
  • Legal
  • Personnel & Administration
  • Financial and Codes of Practice

The FAW Tier 1 Licence is required for clubs to participate in the JD Cymru Premier and for those clubs who qualify for European competitions, a UEFA Licence is also a pre-requisite. 

The Club Licensing system aims to assist the continual improvement and development of football clubs at the top level within Wales. Licensing is a transparent process that enables clubs to demonstrate to their stakeholders that they meet quality standards. 

Following today’s meeting, the independent FIB Panel has decided on the following: 

 

UEFA Licence for 2021/22 Season (10 clubs)

  • Aberystwyth Town
  • Bala Town
  • Barry Town United
  • Caernarfon Town
  • Cardiff Met University
  • Connah’s Quay Nomads
  • Flint Town United
  • Penybont
  • Newtown
  • The New Saints

 

FAW Tier 1 Licence for 2021/22 Season (16 clubs) 

  • Airbus UK Broughton
  • Aberystwyth Town
  • Bala Town
  • Barry Town United
  • Caernarfon Town
  • Cardiff Met
  • Carmarthen Town
  • Cefn Druids
  • Connah’s Quay Nomads
  • Flint Town United
  • Haverfordwest County
  • Llandudno
  • Penybont
  • Newtown
  • Swansea University
  • The New Saints

 

Refused FAW Tier 1 Licence for 2021/22 Season (6 clubs)

  • Ammanford
  • Bangor City 
  • Briton Ferry Llanswel
  • Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Llanelli Town

 

Withdrawn Applications (2 clubs)

  • Prestatyn Town
  • Taffs Well

 

The FIB Panel extended its congratulations to those clubs successful in attaining Tier 1 and UEFA licences. 

Those clubs who have been refused a Licence by the First Instance Body, have ten days in which to submit an appeal.