Following yesterday’s (30th November 2020) National League Board meeting, we would like to issue a circular to confirm a number of decisions taken by the Board regarding the 2020/21 season. Please note that we are still continuing to work through the finer details of the decisions taken by the National League Board yesterday, so further information will be released in due course, however we felt it prudent to confirm the relevant information to you as quickly as possible to provide you with ample time to prepare.
Having considered all options, the Board yesterday confirmed the format for the Ardal Leagues.
For the 2020/21 season, the League will adopt the following format:
- 15-match season
- Each side to play each other once
In this format, some sides will have 8 home matches and 7 away matches. The clubs who receive more home matches will be determined by a random draw. Further information on the draw will follow in due course, as well as the full fixture list for the 2020/21 season.
The current proposed re-start date for the league is the end of January, subject to Sport Wales’ approval of the return of Tier 3 following the successful implementation of the Tier 2 protocols.
Promotion & Relegation
As per the FAW Pyramid Regulations, promotion and relegation will take place in the 2020/21 season.
The champions of the four divisions will be granted promotion, with the 4 runners up challenging for two promotion spots in regional play-offs. Promotion is subject to clubs meeting the Licensing Criteria.