Druids secure FAW & UEFA Licence

April 7, 2018



Druids have retained their FAW Tier 1 & UEFA licences following a meeting in Cardiff.


The meeting took place at the Association’s headquarters in Cardiff to assess and consider the 11 UEFA and 17 FAW Tier 1 applications.


14 of the 17 applications for a Tier 1 licence have been successful. This includes Caernarfon Town, Airbus UK Broughton, Rhyl and Flint Town United of the Huws Gray Alliance, and Haverfordwest County of the Welsh Football League, which means these clubs are now eligible for promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League should they achieve it through their league position.


9 of the current JD Welsh Premier League sides were awarded the Tier 1 Licence. All clubs who successfully attained the Tier 1 Licence have also been successful in achieving a UEFA Licence.

Clubs are assessed on the following criteria:

Sporting: Youth & Coaching 
Personnel & Administration 
Financial and Codes of Practice


An FAW Tier 1 Licence is required for clubs to participate in the JD Welsh Premier League and for those clubs who qualify for European competitions, a UEFA Licence is also a pre-requisite.

The Club Licensing system aims to assist the continual improvement and development of football clubs at the top level within Wales. Licensing is a transparent process that enables clubs to demonstrate to their stakeholders that they meet quality standards.


Following today’s meeting, the independent First Instance Body has decided on the following:


FAW Tier 1 Licence and UEFA Licence for 2018/19 Season (9 clubs)

Aberystwyth Town 
Bala Town 
Barry Town United 
Cardiff Metropolitan University 
Carmarthen Town 
Cefn Druids 
The New Saints


FAW Tier 1 Licence for 2018/19 Season (5 clubs)

Airbus UK Broughton 
Caernarfon Town 
Flint Town United 
Haverfordwest County 


Refused FAW Domestic Licence for 2018/19 Season

Bangor City 
Connah’s Quay Nomads 
Llanelli Town


Withdrawn Applications

Prestatyn Town


The Panel extended its congratulations to those clubs successful in attaining Tier 1 and UEFA licences.


Those clubs who have been refused a Licence by the First Instance Body, have ten days in which to submit an appeal. Should an application of appeal be received by the FAW, an Appeals Body will meet in Cardiff on Thursday 26 April 2018.


We would like to pass on the thanks of the whole club to those who worked so hard to secure these licences - The behind the scenes effort may go unseen but it is not unnoticed and everyone at Cefn Druids AFC is appreciative. 

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