FAW Announce that season 19/20 has been curtailed
The Football Association of Wales Board of Directors (The FAW Board) have ratified the recommendation of the National League Board and agreed to curtail the 2019/20 season for tiers 1-4. The decision has been taken as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Welsh Government's lockdown guidance and measures.
The FAW Board took into consideration the health and safety of all those involved with these leagues. Furthermore, the FAW Board considered the specific economic and financial impact of attempting to finish the season during the pandemic and therefore felt it was imperative not to risk the long term financial stability of the leagues and their clubs.
The FAW Board agreed that Tier 1 to 4 leagues would be curtailed and that an unweighted points per game method be applied to determine the final standings. As a consequence, the European Play Offs in the JD Cymru Premier will not take place.
The FAW Board are yet to decide on promotion and relegation between leagues with a decision to be made in due course, taking into account full consideration of the FAW's Pyramid Regulations. (Full statement on FAW Information page).
Nomads are the Champions
Whilst this is unprecedented times, decisions have been made and congratulations must be given to Andy Morrison and his team at Connah's Quay Nomads who are the Cymru Premier Champions for the first time in their history. They pip fellow NEWFA Club The New Saints to the title.
When looking at the Nomads and their achievements as a club over the past couple of years, there really is major credit due. In the space of 5 years the club have won the Cymru Premier Play Off position, The National League Cup, appeared in the "Irn Bru" Scottish Cup Final and now won the Cymru Premier. The manager spoke with "Sgorio" and paid tribute to his players and all involved with the Nomads and now looks forward to the opportunity of Champions League Football.
On behalf of NEWFA we wish to congratulate all involved at the Nomads, wish them all the best for the future and to represent Wales to the best of their abilities. It will take patience for all at the Deeside club to wait for football back as their adventures continue.
Below a picture of Manager Andy Morrison and Assistant Craig Harrison celebrating another successful day at the office for the Nomads. Picture courtesy of NCM Media.
New Treasurer required for Season 20/21
With Mr Tony Edwards retiring from the position of Treasurer, the North East Wales Football Association will be looking for a new person to undertake the role that Mr Edwards vacates. Tony was highly professional and therefore all records have been kept precisely and all information immaculately presented. Should you be interested in joining the Officers of the association in the capacity of Treasurer then you need to submit an application of interest to The General Secretary, Mr David Fawkes via email firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications of interest should be submitted before 12 noon Sunday 31st May 2020.