Port Talbot and STM denied Tier 2 Licence on First Instance
Port Talbot Town and STM Sports are the most notable named to have been denied the Tier 2 Licence in South Wales ahead of next season’s new Tier 2 South Division.
The FAW met today to in order to consider the applications for next season’s Tier 2 Division, and 43 clubs from all round Wales have been successful in gaining the licence.
The licence is a requisite for clubs wishing to play in the new FAW controlled Tier 2 division next season, following a restructure of the pyramid system.
47 clubs applied for the licence, and the FAW Tier 2 First Instance Body met today in order to assess whether each applicant had met the outlined criteria for the new division, which includes criteria for personnel and infrastructure.
In North Wales, all current Huws Gray Alliance clubs achieved the Tier 2 licence, whilst incoming Llandudno and newcomers achieved the licence.
Whilst from its feeder leagues, Llangefni Town, Brickfield Rangers, Corwen, Berriew, Caersws and Llanfair United passed in their applications.
However, the big news comes from South Wales where former JD Welsh Premier League outfit Port Talbot Town alongside Goytre (Gwent) have both been refused the licence.
It has also emerged that STM Sports have failed the licence in Welsh League Division Two, whilst Swansea Uni, Caerau Ely, Pontardawe Town and Caldicot Town have passed the criteria.
This news now signifies that STM Sports, who play Caerau Ely this evening with the opportunity to win the Division Two title, will not be given promotion to the new Tier 2 league unless they can win their appeal.
All clubs who have failed the licence have ten days in order to appeal the decision, before the FAW Tier 2 Second Instance Body meets to assess any appeals.
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