Welsh Football League Division One

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Nathanielcars.co.uk Welsh League Division One
Country  Wales
Founded 1904
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Welsh Premier League
Relegation to Welsh Football League Division Two
Domestic cup(s) Welsh Cup
League Cup
Current champions Caerau (Ely)
Website The Welsh Football League
2015-16 Welsh League Division One

The Welsh Football League Division One, known as the Nathanielcars.co.uk Welsh League First Division for sponsorship reasons, is a football league in Wales. It forms the top division of the Welsh Football League and the second 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 Premier League and is replaced by one of the two teams finishing bottom of the Premiership. If the Division champions' ground doesn't meet Premiership standards, then the team which finished second may be promoted. The team finishing in bottom position is relegated to the Welsh Football League Division Two.

Since its inception in 1904 it has always been 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, which includes Premier Division and National Division.

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

Members for 2015-16[edit]

Champions (as top division of the Welsh League)[edit]

Rhymney Valley League Division 1

  • 1905 - Aberdare
  • 1906 - Rogerstone
  • 1907 - Cwmaman
  • 1908 - Ton Pentre
  • 1909 - Aberdare

Glamorgan League Division 1

Welsh Football League Division 1

Welsh Football League Premier Division

Welsh Football League National Division

Welsh Football League Division 1, now Step 2 of the pyramid

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