At a FAW National League Board (NLB)meeting this week all fixture options should the Ardal leagues commence were considered, the Board 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.