South Wales FA win FAW Regions' Cup
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2 April 2018

South Wales FA win FAW Regions' Cup

South Wales FA have beaten North Wales Coast FA 2-0 in the FAW Regions' Cup Final and will represent Wales in the UEFA Regions' Cup in the South Wales area in June.

The southern region made a great start with Chris Colvin-Owens (Penydarren BGC) continuing his excellent season with the opening goal on 12 minutes.

There were chances at each end throughout a sodden first-half, with Alan Davies (Llandudno Albion) missing North Wales Coast’s best opportunity from a corner. 

South Wales FA doubled their advantage with 42 minutes played when Asa Lloyd (Penydarren BGC) scored following a deflection and against the run of play, as Stephen Green’s side took a 2-0 lead into the break.

South Wales were the dominant side after the break and looked comfortable with their lead. They could have extended their lead, but Colvin-Owens was twice denied by Coast ‘keeper Josh Roberts who tipped over the bar twice. 

The FAW were drawn to host the mini-tournament and South Wales FA will face the regional Champions of Greece, Macedonia and Sweden from 4-10 June this year in the UEFA Regions Cup Preliminary Round Group A.


What is the FAW Regions Cup?

The six area associations in Wales contest the FAW Regions Cup on a bi-annual basis. Each association selects a squad comprised of amateur players from within their respective areas. 

Two groups are formed, with Central Wales FA, North East Wales FA and North Wales Coast FA forming one group, and South Wales FA, Gwent County FA and West Wales FA comprising the other. 

Each team meets the others in their group home and away in a round robin format, with the two group winners meeting in the final. 

What is the UEFA Regions' Cup? 

The UEFA Regions' Cup brings together the best amateur teams in the continent.

Each of UEFA’s National Associations can nominate their domestic Regions Cup Champions for the competition, which occurs every two years.

The FAW Regions Cup Champions will enter the UEFA Regions Cup in the Preliminary Round, which is held in June.

Italian representatives Veneto won the inaugural UEFA Regions Cup competition on home territory in 1999.

Notably, the winners in 2014/15 season were Eastern Region from Ireland, with players being selected from the 2nd tier of Irish football.

Who is in UEFA Regions' Cup Preliminary Round Group A?

At the UEFA Regions Cup draw in December, the draw for the Preliminary Round was made.

Wales were placed in Group A alongside representatives fromGreece, FYR Macedonia and Sweden.

As no country offered to host the mini-tournament, a draw was made, and Wales were drawn to host the group, which will take place between 4-10 June.