The Welsh Football League is the largest senior league in welsh football and stands at level 2 of the FAW Pyramid system.
It's the only football league in the principality with Royal Patronage, our Patron is HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
It covers all of South Wales, and comprises three divisions with 16 Clubs in Division One, 16 Clubs in Division Two and 18 clubs in Division Three.
In addition, it has 2 reserves divisions in East and West Wales and also two youth divisions in these two areas.
In total, 105 teams play under The Welsh Football League banner each week.
Following the resignation of Paul Giles, who decided to step down from his management role, at the end of last season, for family reasons, Dinas Powys FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Luck as the new 1st team manager.
Ben has taken the step into management following a serious injury last season, which saw his season cut short, whilst playing for Dinas Powys. Ben's playing career has also seen him play for Cirrencester, Aberaman, Cwmbran Celtic, Llanwern and AFC Porth. Ben will be assisted in the role by Dave Penikett and Richie Garland, who will add experience to the management team.
The club would like to take the opportunity to thank Paul and his management team for their commitment and efforts last season and at the same time would like to wish Ben and his management team, all the best for the coming season.
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Gareth Morgan as the new manager of STM Sports AFC for the coming season. After some lengthy negotiations Gareth has agreed to take over the talented promotion winning squad as of 14th May 2017 having previously and successfully managed several clubs in the Welsh Football League, Cwmbran Celtic, Llanwern FC (gained promotion to Division 2), Croesyceiliog FC (Welsh League Cup Winners) and more recently at AFC Porth just missing out on promotion this season. We are looking for that experience to take the club forward and build on the achievements of the last nine years.
The experience of Gareth and his Assistant Player / Manager Dominic Dwyer at this level will be invaluable as the club ventures into new territory next season.
We will be looking for a period of consolidation and stabilisation next season as the club adapts to the new division and at the same time expanding the club with the introduction of our new Under 19's Team that will allow us to develop the young players from the wealth of talent that we are lucky enough to have in our area.
Gareth Morgan …... “the temptation to manage my local club was just too great to ignore, the squad oozes quality and their achievements to date have just been phenomenal, hopefully I can add to those achievements in the coming seasons”
fter taking the club into Division 2 of the Welsh Football League, promotion winning manager, Nathan Cadette, has been forced to stand down due to his new work commitments that will mean he will be working on Saturday's for the next couple of years.
Club Chairman, Geza Hajgato and Vice Chairman, Nigel Bircham along with the entire playing staff want to express their appreciation for all of the effort that Nathan has put in over the last couple of years that culminated in achieving promotion to Division 2 of the Welsh Football League.
We all wish Nathan well for the future.
An announcement regarding the new management at STM for the coming season will take place in the next few days.
It is with great sadness that we report that Peter King passed away on Tuesday morning after a long battle with illness.
Peter was a long serving member of Dinas Powys FC, who will be remembered for his excellent match reports. Peter was a true gentleman and nice guy who will be sorely missed by all that knew him and all at Dinas Powys FC.
To celebrate the tremendous work being done by clubs, schools and communities to promote the grassroots game in Wales, UEFA and the Football Association of Wales have launched the “This is Welsh Football” photo competition.
As Wales prepares to host two of the biggest matches in domestic football, the UEFA Champions League Final and UEFA Women’s Champions League Final, it’s important that we recognise the incredible work being done at grassroots level.
The competition is open to all ages and abilities, as long as the photos are taken in Wales, and depict grassroots football in two categories:
On the Pitch – Open to interpretation, this could be match action, training, goals, saves, tackles, referees, coaches etc.
Off the Pitch – Open to interpretation, this could be a pie at half time, team kit being washed, passionate supporters, the bus journey to the match etc.