Where do we go now? A brief idea for football on Anglesey

PICTURE from Wikipedia.

ASK and you shall receive. Many people have asked me this week what kind of structures will be put into place in Anglesey football in the next few seasons to come.

The truth is – at this stage nobody really knows. However, I thought I’d give my take on how I think it could work effectively.

I’m by no means an expert in the field so take this with a pinch of salt but I do think that this system could be exciting for all manner of clubs and reinvigorate football as we know it on the island.

*** This is assuming that Holyhead Hotspur, Bodedern and Llangefni Town all stay in higher divisions and tier 4 (Welsh Alliance Two) and below are controlled by NWCFA ***

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DIVISION ONE

  • 12 team division called the Anglesey Premier League.
  • Top six and bottom six split after eleven matches (like Cymru Premier) – giving each team ten more fixtures for the second half of the season and making both sides of the table interesting.
  • Three teams relegated from the division and three teams come up from division two.

Teams involved:

  • Aberffraw
  • Amlwch Town
  • Bro Goronwy
  • Caergybi
  • Cemaes Bay
  • Gwalchmai
  • Gaerwen
  • Holyhead Town (re-formed)
  • Llangoed
  • Menai Tigers
  • Pentraeth
  • Trearddur Bay Bulls

DIVISION TWO

  • 10 team division called Anglesey League Two.
  • First and second place teams go up automatically.
  • Third, Fourth, Fifith and Sixth placed teams take part in a promotion place-off to secure a place in the APL.

Teams involved:

  • Bodorgan
  • Cefni
  • Glantraeth
  • Holyhead Town Reserves
  • Hotspur Reserves
  • Llandegfan
  • Llanerchymedd
  • Llanfairpwll
  • Pentraeth Reserves
  • Valley

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CUP COMPETITIONS

JUNIOR CUP involvement stays the same with clubs joining other teams across North Wales in the tournament.

DARGIE CUP – involves all 22 Anglesey teams + 12 Gwynedd League teams mentioned below.

ELIAS CUP – Division One Cup.

MEGAN CUP – Division One Cup.

LUCAS OIL CUP – Division Two Cup.

BENLLECH CAR BOOT TROPHY – Returns to a group stage competition. Two groups of five with two team from Group A and two from Group B progressing to semi-final stages.

Obviously it would all change if other clubs decide to re-form/set-up etc but this is just a very brief plan which would make seasons more exciting for several clubs and also extend the campaign a little further towards summer.

Gwynedd-based teams such as Arriva, Mountain Rangers etc could be set in up in a division alongside others from the county who currently play in Welsh Alliance Two and below.

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