Central Wales Football Association


The FAW Women’s and Girls’ National Football Festival will take place at Cardiff University Sports Fields in Llanrumney on Thursday 1st June 2017. This season’s event will form part of the UEFA Champions League Community Engagement Programme.
Following the festival participants will have the chance to visit the UEFA Champions Festival, located at Cardiff Bay, and will be provided with a pair of free tickets to the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final taking place at the Cardiff City Stadium later that evening.

 Age Groups

Under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16 and Senior


Thursday June 1st 2017


11.00am – 4.00pm

(registration 10am –10.30am)


Cardiff University Sports Fields, Mendip Road,

Llanrumney, Cardiff, CF3 4JN



Please click here for an entry form and a copy of the rules.

Entry Form     Rules

The playing format will be 5 v 5 for the under 8 category and 7 v 7 for all other age groups. Squad sizes are a maximum of 10. The under 8 and 10 age groups will take part in a festival whilst the under 12, 14, 16 and senior age groups will compete in a tournament.

A transport subsidy will be provided to those clubs taking part. The amount will be confirmed once they know how many teams are participating and will be dependent upon distance travelled.

If you would like to enter teams, complete the entry form and return Rob Franklin by email rob.franklin@faw.co.uk or post no later than May 1st 2017.

For those clubs attending please ensure your players bring the following:

Appropriate playing kit

Shin pads

Suitable footwear for grass

A drink and packed lunch

FAW and FAW Trust staff will be running the event; however, it is the responsibility of the club to ensure that players are appropriately supervised at all times.

If you have any queries or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Rob Franklin at FAW.

This is Welsh Football

The photography competition (This is Welsh football) linked to UEFA Champions Leagues and UEFA Women’s Champions League has been launched.

 Details of the competition can be found at: website and Facebook.

 Photos can be submitted until April 30th 2017.

Regions Cup 2017/18

Central Wales FA  v North East Wales FA

The Central Wales FA plays its second game, this time at home, this Wednesday 22nd February at Latham Park Newtown at 7.30 pm. The CWFA squad is;

Simon Hamer, Ryan Evans, Zaac Emberton, Jodeci Dean, Steff Rowlands, Luke Mumford, Joe Haycock, Rob Bayliss, Barry Haralambous, Dave Anthony, Khyam Wyton, Huw McGrath, Stuart Buckley-Robins and Max McLaughlin.

FAW Cwpan Y Bobl competition.

Cwpan Y Bobl is a 5 a-side cup competition comprising of six regional (area association) heats, a semi-final, and a final that will held at the UEFA Champions Festival. The competition has expanded this year to include the following categories: adult male (16yrs +), adult female (16yrs +), adult disability (16yrs +), male walking football (40yrs +), under 14 boys (school years 8 & 9) and under 14 girls (school years 8 & 9). In addition to finalists of each category playing on the UEFA Champions Festival pitch, both teams will receive free tickets to one of the UEFA Champions League Finals:

Category Prizes
Adult male (16yrs +) and adult female (16yrs +) 1.      Play the National Final fixture at the UEFA Champions Festival on 3/6/17.

2.      Team members receive one ticket to the Men’s UEFA Champions League Final on 3/6/17.

Adult disability (16yrs +), male walking football (40yrs +), under 14 boys (school years 8 & 9) and under 14 girls (school years 8 & 9) 1.      Play the National Final fixture at the UEFA Champions Festival on 1/6/17.

2.      Team members receive one ticket to the Women’s UEFA  Champions League Final on 1/6/17.

More information about the competition, including how to registration a team, can be found at:  http://www.faw.cymru/cardiff2017/cwpan-y-bobl/

Regions Cup 2017/18

North Wales Coast FA v Central Wales FA (Played at Conwy)

NWCFA eventually triumphed 3 – 2 in a closely fought encounter in this Regions Cup opener at a cold and windy Y Morfa.

Abermule striker David Anthony opened the scoring and added a second from the penalty spot as the teams went in a half time level at 2-2.

In a closely fought second half either side could have won it but a goalmouth scramble saw the Coast take the lead and hold on for the win

Our thanks to the players, manager Clive McNamee and his assistant Dale

The next match is at Newtown against NEWFA on 22nd February with a 7.30 pm kick off


CWFA has entered the Regions Cup, a competition for representative teams of the Area Associations in Wales. Selection is limited to players who play for Tier 4 Clubs and below as it is a competition for Recreational level football. The first match against North Wales Coast FA is on Wednesday 8th February at Conway. The squad selected by manager Clive McNamee is;

Simon Hamer (Presteigne) Goalkeeper; Oliver Jones (Kerry) Goalkeeper

David Roberts (Waterloo) Defender; Zaac Emberton (Churchstoke) Defender; Ryan Evans (Trewern) Defender

Jodeci Dean (Maesyrhandir) Defender; Steff Rowlands (Abermule) Defender;

Huw McGrath (Kerry) Midfield; Barry Haralambous (Trewern) Midfield; Ben Thomas (Llandysul) Midfield

Joe Haycock (Churchstoke) Midfield; Adrian Hazelby (Landysul) Midfield; Stuart Buckley-Robins (Montgomery) Midfield

Dave Anthony (Abermule) Striker ; Luke Mumford (Kerry) Striker ; Khyam Wyton (Llanfyllyn) Striker

Max McLaughlin (Churchstoke) Striker

Good Luck

The next match will be at home against North East Wales FA on 22nd February at Newtown, ko 7.30 pm.

Coach Education Calendar – follow this link;

Coach Education Calendar

Grassroots Coaching Conferences – revalidation opportunity for expired or expiring coaches – free of charge.

Ø  12 March 2017 – Bangor University

Ø  19 March 2017 – Dragon Park

Ø  26 March 2017 – Newtown FC

Ø  9 April 2017     – University of South Wales

Ø  30 April 2017   – Glyndwr University

Ø  7 May 2017       – Coleg Sir Gar

now open for booking on www.fawcourses.com . The conferences are available for all coaches to revalidate their coaching qualification free of charge.


Course – Safeguarding Award

Venue – Newtown AFC

Date – 25th January

Time – 6.30pm

Booking – Login via Welsh football trust website

Availability – 6 places


Information from Mark Roberts, Level 2 Coach Education Manager at the FAW Trust:

Our Regional Grassroots Coaching Conferences across Wales, delivered to provide coaches who hold an FAW Football Leaders Award or C Certificate, the opportunity to gain 6 CPD hours towards revalidating their qualification.
I can now confirm all dates are now live via www.fawcourses.com and coaches can start registering for the awards; dates and direct links below.

12th March 2017 – Bangor University – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/12-march-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–542

19th March 2017 – Dragon Park – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/19-march-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–543

26th March 2017 – Newtown FC – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/26-march-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–544

9th April 2017       – University of South Wales – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/9-april-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–545

30th April 2017    – Glyndwr University – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/30-april-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–546

7th May 2017       – Coleg Sir Gar – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/7-may-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–547

If Coaches wish to book on multiple awards, they are best to access the following link – https://www.fawcourses.com/category/grassroots

If you have any further questions on the conferences, please contact Mark Roberts at FAW Trust;

mark.roberts@fawtrust.cymru or 01633 282911 or 07792 265764


CWFA are holding a referees’ course in the media room of Newtown FC starting January 9th 2017, 7pm until 9pm. The course will be held twice a week with the proposed exam date on Wednesday 1st February. The course dates are as follows:
All times 7pm – 9pm

Monday Jan 9th, Wednesday Jan 11th, Tuesday 17th Jan, Thursday 19th Jan, Monday 23rd Jan, Thursday 26th Jan, Monday 30th Jan, Wednesday Feb 1st

Twenty-two of our 95 registered referees have or would reach the current [working] retirement age in the next 5 years, with another 13 reaching that age in the next 10 years. The vast majority of these referees can officiate at Mid Wales League level and above. Given the increased demand at all levels above recreational football, there are insignificant numbers currently available should these referees’ decide to retire whilst maintaining todays levels in the Montgomeryshire, Aberystwyth, Mid Wales South and Cardiganshire Leagues. Many reading this email will be aware of matches being played at recreational level without officials this season, where in an a ideal world CWFA would have at least another 13 registered referees’ available. These projections don’t account for referees’ stopping ahead of time (due to relocation, work, personal, injury, abuse, etc) but a fair assumption is an additional 5 volunteers would be required every season on top of what is needed today.
For someone passing the exam in February 2017, it will take at least 3 seasons before they can officiate in the Mid Wales League. Whilst the recreational leagues would have an immediate benefit of a new volunteer, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire Leagues could experience a critical shortage in the next 5-10 years as referee’s progress up the levels. An knock on effect for the Mid Wales League would be the reliance of having to use more officials from Radnorshire, which would mean an increase in travel expenses for some clubs. Debate may have to be had about having more mid-week fixtures at all levels to either save on travel expenses or spread a thinning pool of officials.
Although this course is being held in Newtown, CWFA would like to hold courses in other areas throughout 2017. To justify the cost, time and effort we need volunteers to put their name forward (of either sex and above 14 years of age) so that we know where the courses have to be held.
If anyone wishes to volunteer please send an email to refereesofficer@zoho.com with your contact details or call any of the phone numbers below.’
Assistant Referees Officers
Cardiganshire: Dylan Griffiths (07999345802)

Montgomeryshire: Ali Nicoll (07718914140)

Radnorshire: David Horne (07873 382085)
FAW Revalidation regional conferences

As you are aware, each year the FAW Trust runs Regional Grassroots Coaching Conferences across Wales in order to provide coaches who hold an FAW Football Leaders Award or C Certificate, the opportunity to gain 6 CPD hours towards revalidating their qualification.
Please see the confirmed dates below for each region

12th March 2017 – Bangor University

19th March 2017 – Dragon Park

26th March 2017 – Newtown FC

9th April 2017       – University of South Wales

30th April 2017    – Glyndwr University

7th May 2017       – Coleg Sir Gar

Please note that these dates are not yet available to book on www.fawcourses.com, however they will be launched in January and the Trust will advisewhen they have gone live on the website.

All of the conferences take place on a Sunday and the Trust is aware that Junior League matches are usually scheduled for a Sunday which may result in a conflict for some coaches.

Therefore, as in previous seasons and something that has worked extremely well previously, they once again kindly request, if where possible, that the dates above in our region are avoided when organising fixtures in order to minimise the potential barriers that coaches may come across when attempting to fulfil their CPD requirement.

Radnorshire Referees’ Association of Wales Branch

The Radnorshire RA have secured the services of Eddie King, the National Assistant Referees Coach for a daytime session on Sunday November 20th at Builth Wells FC. It will be an outdoor and indoor session so it should be a good day. RRA would like to invite all CWFA referees to this event. There will be food provided as well after the session.

If interested please inform Chris Corfield directly using cdcorfield@btinternet.com ASAP.


There will be a turn up and play Ladies Football event on the 3G pitch at Latham Park Newtown on 6th November at 11.00 am.

Please help broadcast this event – poster attached please print off and distribute



Central Wales Football Association are hosting a referee’s training event on July 31st 2016 at 7.15pm (7.30pm start). This event is open to all grades of referees.
Location: Newtown FC, Latham Park, Newtown, SY16 1EN
Speakers: CWFA

Topics: 2016/17 Law Updates


Following the AGM of the Central Wales FA on 12th July 2016, a permanent Rule change has now been made allowing Return Substitutions in all Leagues and their associated cup competitions played exclusively at Recreational Level. Return Substitutions are also permitted in the J Emrys Morgan Cup which is a competition for clubs playing exclusively at Recreational Level.


The Junior League Regional Boundaries as approved by the Council of the Central Wales FA are published in the Club Centre page of this web-site. Attention is also drawn to the Rule changes at Rules 12.10 to 12.12 of the CWFA Rules which you can download from the Rules page on this site


At its AGM on 12th July, the Council of the Central Wales Association has adopted the rule changes circulated to Clubs prior to the AGM and which had prior approval of FAW. The up to date Rules can be found in the Rules page within this site together with the up to date Rules of the FAW. You will also find the CWFA’s Social Media Policy and I take this opportunity to remind clubs, officials and players to be careful in the use of social media. We will and have taken disciplinary action against those who have used social media to bring the game into disrepute. We know intuitively where the line is drawn, do not cross it!

Message from Eleri Williams – McDonalds Community Football Days

Dear Clubs

Hope all is well and enjoyed the Euro 2016 tournament  

 For those who don’t know me, my name is Eleri Williams and I am the Partnership Manager for the Welsh Football Trust, covering the Central Wales Region.

 Following on from the success in 2015, in which lucky winners enjoyed visits from Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, the Football Association of Wales/Welsh Football Trust and McDonald’s have now launched the 2016 Community Football Day. The McDonald’s Community Football Day would create the opportunity to get more youngsters and parents actively involved in football, with an added opportunity for community clubs to increase membership. McDonald’s Community Football day is a fun football festival day lead by the local football club to deliver a football opening to anyone and everyone.

If you are an accredited club and interested in running a community football day but haven’t registered as of yet, then please follow the link below for more information and registration. Following registration, you will receive an online tool kit to assist you organising your club day.

Please note – Events to take place from now until August 31st 2016. We will also need information in relation to participation figures of the day by September 30th 2016.  


All Clubs will receive a bag of footballs and a tool kit to support the running of the event.

If you need any additional support and guidance in running the event, then please do not hesitate to contact me via my email or number below.
Eleri Williams Partnership Manager

Welsh Football Trust / Ymddiriedolaeth Bel Droed Cymru Dragon Park, National Football Development Centre, NISV, Newport, NP19 4RA /

Parc y Ddraig, Y Ganolfan Datblygu Pêl-droed Genedlaethol, NISV, Casnewydd, NP19 4RA (Tel / Ffon)    07789371693

With sadness we report the passing of Mrs Edwina Evans the widow of our former Discipline Secretary, Secretary and President, MR D O Evans.

The funeral will take place in Kerry next Friday


Please note that this season’s Central Wales Youth Cup Final will be played as follows:-
Friday April 29, 2016

Central Wales Youth Cup Final (at Newtown) (8.00ko)

Llanfyllin Town v Llanidloes Town  (Officials to be appointed)


Congratulations to Tom Bradshaw on his first senior Welsh Cap last night in the warm up friendly against the Ukraine. Tom was a 70th minute substitute and did very well in the time he had.

Although born in Shrewsbury, Tom was brought up in Tywyn and played in the Bro Dysynni junior league. He was also a member of the Aberystwyth Town Academy and progressed to play for Aberystwyth Town first team including an appearance in the Welsh Cup final as a sixteen year old. Tom went on to join Shrewsbury Town before joining Walsall where he has been banging in the goals.

A proud night for Central Wales. Well done Tom and fingers crossed for selection for the Euros!


Llandysul 0 v Llanfair United 2

Congratulations to Llanfair United on winning this season’s J Emrys Morgan Cup.

Also a big ‘Thank You’ to CPD Penrhyncoch FC for agreeing to stage the game and their assistance in the Final arrangements.


The funeral service of Mr Kenwyn Parry, Life Vice President of the Cambrian Tyres Aberystwyth League and President and loyal stalwart of Dolgellau AA FC, will be held on the 29th March, 12 noon, at the St Mary’s Church, Dolgellau


A new referees training course begins on 6th October at Aberystwyth Town Football Club, Park Avenue. The start time is 7.30 pm and the first session continues until 9:30 pm. There is a £15.00 examination fee.

If you are interested, come along and sign up for the course



ON WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2015-8-00 pm

Jac Rimmer – Aberystwyth, Liam Jaques – Aberystwyth, Liam Berner – Aberystwyth, Gwion Pugh Jones – Aberystwyth, Thomas Jones – Aberystwyth, Sion Ewart – Bow Street, Alex Jones – Caersws, Ryan Davies – Hay St. Marys, Joshua Astley – Llanfair, Danny Foulkes – Llanfair, Oliver Woods – Newtown, Lyndon Jones – Newtown, Dafydd Carruthers – Rhayader, Kieron Jones – Machynlleth, Jacob Hutchson – Machynlleth, James Ingleston – Machynlleth, Ed Harding – Welshpool, Sam Evans – Welshpool, Sam Bowers – Welshpool, Steve Roberts – Welshpool


Visit the Rules page to see the updated Rules of CWFA, the FAW Rules and the CWFA Social Media Policy.




If you have some helpful suggestions for the site please contact me, David Hinton Jones, General Secretary CWFA, dhjones@morrisbates.co.uk

We’re getting there slowly!!