Welsh Football League Division Two

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Nathanielcars.co.uk Welsh League Second Division
Country  Wales
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Welsh Football League Division One
Relegation to Welsh Football League Division Three
Domestic cup(s) Welsh Cup
League Cup
Current champions Goytre (Monmouthshire)
(2012-13)
Website The Welsh Football League
2013–14 Welsh Football League Division Two

The Division Two of the Welsh Football League (currently the Nathanielcars.co.uk Welsh League Division Two, for sponsorship reasons) is a football league and forms the third level of the Welsh football league system in south Wales.

If the team which finishes top of the division has good enough ground facilities, it is promoted to the Welsh Football League Division One and is replaced by the team finishing bottom of Division One. The team finishing in bottom position is relegated to the Welsh Football League Division Three.

Since its inception in 1904 it has always sat below the top flight of the Welsh League, or the Rhymney Valley League and Glamorgan League as it was known until 1912.

This division has changed its title on numerous occasions to follow suit of the other leagues within the competition; for seven years in the 1980s it was known as the Premier Division as the top flight adopted the National Division name, while Division Two was split into two sections - A & B and West & East - for a large number of years before 1965.

In 1992 it became level three of the Welsh Football Pyramid following the creation of the Welsh Premier League.

Current member clubs 2014–15[edit]

The current member clubs for the 2014–15 season are as follows:

Club
Finishing position 2013–14
AFC Llwydcoed 11th
Aberbargoed Buds 15th in Welsh Football League Division One
Barry Town Utd 1st in Welsh Football League Division Three
Caerleon 10th
Caldicot Town 6th
Chepstow Town 4th
Croesyceiliog 8th
Cwmbran Celtic 13th in Welsh Football League Division One
Dinas Powys 12th
Ely Rangers 7th
Llanwern 2nd in Welsh Football League Division Three
Penrhiwceiber Rangers 9th
Risca United 3rd in Welsh Football League Division Three
Tata Steel 14th in Welsh Football League Division One
Undy Athletic 5th
West End 16th in Welsh Football League Division One

Champions (as level 2 of the Welsh League)[edit]

Rhymney Valley League Division 2

  • 1905 - Abergavenny
  • 1906 - Pontlottyn
  • 1907 - Treharris Reserves
  • 1908 - Gilfach
  • 1909 - Shared between Cwm and Troedyrhiw

Glamorgan League Division 2

  • 1910 - Pontlottyn
  • 1911 - Troedyrhiw
  • 1912 - Troedyrhiw

Welsh Football League Division 2

  • 1913 - Troedyrhiw
  • 1914 - Bargoed
  • 1915 - No competition
  • 1920 - Aberdare Amateurs
  • 1921 - Rhymney
  • 1922 - Unknown
  • 1923 - Penrhiwceiber (Section A) / Cwmparc (Section B)
  • 1924 - Ferndale utd
  • 1925 - Unknown
  • 1926 - Llanbradach (Section A) / Troedyrhiw Welfare (Section B)
  • 1927 - Ystrad Mynach (Section A) / Troedyrhiw (Section B)
  • 1928 - Unknown
  • 1929 - Abertysswg
  • 1930 - Unknown
  • 1931 - Unknown
  • 1932 - Troedyrhiw
  • 1933 - Llanelly A (Western Division) / Gelli Colliery (Eastern Division)
  • 1934 - Unknown
  • 1935 - Unknown
  • 1936 - Unknown
  • 1937 - Milford Haven (Western Division) / Abercynon (Eastern Division)
  • 1938 - Unknown
  • 1939 - Unknown
  • 1946 - Brynna United (Western Division) / Lovell's Athletic Reserves (Eastern Division)
  • 1947 - Briton Ferry Athletic (Western Division) / Penrhiwceiber (Eastern Division)
  • 1948 - Pembroke Borough (Western Division) / Bargoed United (Eastern Division)
  • 1949 - Cwmparc (Western Division) / Senghenydd Town (Eastern Division)
  • 1950 - Llanelly Reserves (Western Division) / Nelson Welfare (Eastern Division)
  • 1951 - Cwmparc (Western Division) / Abergavenny Thursdays (Eastern Division)
  • 1952 - Aberystwyth Town (Western Division) / Barry Town (Eastern Division)
  • 1953 - Tonyrefail (Western Division) / Pontllanfraith (Eastern Division)
  • 1954 - Atlas Sports - Swansea (Western Division) / Nelson (Eastern Division)
  • 1955 - Gwynfi Welfare (Western Division) / Brecon Corinthians (Eastern Division)
  • 1956 - Haverfordwest AFC (Western Division) / Cwmparc (Eastern Division)
  • 1957 - Port Talbot Athletic (Western Division) / Cardiff Corinthians (Eastern Division)
  • 1958 - Llanelly (Western Division) / Barry Town (Eastern Division)
  • 1959 - Bettws - Ammanford (Western Division) / Tredomen Works (Eastern Division)
  • 1960 - Carmarthen Town (Western Division) / Cardiff Corinthians (Eastern Division)
  • 1961 - Pontardawe Athletic (Western Division) / Ebbw Vale (Eastern Division)
  • 1962 - Port Talbot Athletic (Western Division) / Ferndale Athletic (Eastern Division)
  • 1963 - Milford United (Western Division) / Bridgend Town (Eastern Division)
  • 1964 - Clydach United (Western Division) / South Wales Switchgear (Eastern Division)

Welsh Football League Division 1

  • 1965 - Ebbw Vale
  • 1966 - Ammanford Town
  • 1967 - Tonyrefail Welfare
  • 1968 - Caerleon
  • 1969 - Caerau Athletic
  • 1970 - Swansea University
  • 1971 - Cardiff Corinthians
  • 1972 - Briton Ferry Athletic
  • 1973 - Lewistown
  • 1974 - Pontllanfraith
  • 1975 - Spencer Works
  • 1976 - Cardiff College
  • 1977 - Caerau Athletic
  • 1978 - Cardiff Corinthians
  • 1979 - Maesteg Park Athletic
  • 1980 - Haverfordwest County
  • 1981 - Sully
  • 1982 - Brecon Corinthians
  • 1983 - Abercynon Athletic

Welsh Football League Premier Division

  • 1984 - Sully
  • 1985 - Cardiff Corinthians
  • 1986 - Sully
  • 1987 - AFC Cardiff
  • 1988 - Afan Lido
  • 1989 - Afan Lido
  • 1990 - Sully

Welsh Football League Division 1

Welsh Football League Division 2, now Step 3 of the pyramid

  • 1993 - AFC Porth
  • 1994 - Taffs Well
  • 1995 - Penrhiwceiber Rangers
  • 1996 - Grange Harlequins
  • 1997 - Bridgend Town
  • 1998 - Pontardawe
  • 1999 - Penrhiwceiber Rangers
  • 2000 - Fields Park Pontllanfraith
  • 2001 - Garw
  • 2002 - Garden Village
  • 2003 - Dinas Powys
  • 2004 - Skewen Athletic
  • 2005 - Pontardawe Town
  • 2006 - Pontypridd Town
  • 2007 - Garw Athletic
  • 2008 - Bettws
  • 2009 - West End
  • 2010 - Penrhiwceiber Rangers
  • 2011 - Ton Pentre
  • 2012 - Monmouth Town
  • 2013 - Goytre

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