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The format for the Cymru North & Nathaniel MG Cup for the 2020/21 season

Following the 30th November 2020 National League Board meeting it was confirmed that the format for the Cymru North & Nathaniel MG Cup for the coming season will be as follows:

  • 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 that 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 in mid-January. However, this is subject to change depending on any future decisions taken by the Welsh Government regarding a future firebreak lockdown over the Christmas period.

To confirm, acting on behalf of the Board of Directors, the National League Board determined that; ‘For the 2020/21 season, the Clubs in each Division will play Matches against each other, either home or away, giving a maximum total of fifteen (15) Matches per Club. Each club will either play eight home matches and seven away matches, or seven home matches and eight away matches. A draw will be conducted by the General Manager to allocate the Clubs to the respective fixtures.’ This decision supersedes League Rule 16.3, which states; “In each season, the Clubs in each Division will play Matches against each other on a home and away basis, giving a maximum total of thirty (30) Matches per Club.”

Promotion & Relegation

As per the FAW Pyramid Regulations, promotion and relegation will take place in the 2020/21 season.

Tier 2 Return to Play Regulations

The Tier 2 Return to Play Regulations were confirmed at the meeting. There are minor changes made from the latest set of protocols issued to all clubs recently. This document will be issued to all clubs as soon as is reasonably possible it has been amended and finalised.

Nathaniel MG Cup

The Board approved a start date for the Nathaniel MG Cup. The First Round of the competition will be played on the weekend of 11/12th December 2020. The Football Association of Wales has identified that the Nathaniel MG Cup would be an ideal opportunity for all clubs to trial the Return to Play protocols before the return of league football.

The format of the competition was approved at yesterday’s meeting, which is as follows:

Entrants:
12 Cymru Premier
32 Cymru North & South
2 wildcard entries (Cardiff City & Newport County)

Round 1:

13 clubs from Cymru North
13 clubs from Cymru South
2 wildcard entries

The 13 clubs from each Tier 2 league will be determined by excluding the 3 highest ranked clubs from these respective divisions. This will be defined as the 1 relegated club from the Cymru Premier into each league from the 2019/20 season and the 2 highest ranked clubs from the division last season who did not secure promotion.

The Tier 2 clubs who are exempt from R1 are as follows:

Cymru North
Airbus UK Broughton
Prestatyn Town
Guilsfield

Cymru South
Carmarthen Town
Swansea University
Briton Ferry Llansawel

The two wildcard entries have been confirmed as Cardiff City and Newport County.

The draw for the First Round will take place on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 and will be broadcast live at 7pm on Facebook.

Confirmation of the First Round Fixtures will be issued following the draw. The Conference Dates for the subsequent rounds of the Nathaniel MG Cup will be issued at a later date.

Following the 30th November 2020 National League Board meeting it was confirmed that the format for the Cymru North for the coming season will be as follows:

  • 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 that 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 in mid-January. However, this is subject to change depending on any future decisions taken by the Welsh Government regarding a future firebreak lockdown over the Christmas period.

To confirm, acting on behalf of the Board of Directors, the National League Board determined that; ‘For the 2020/21 season, the Clubs in each Division will play Matches against each other, either home or away, giving a maximum total of fifteen (15) Matches per Club. Each club will either play eight home matches and seven away matches, or seven home matches and eight away matches. A draw will be conducted by the General Manager to allocate the Clubs to the respective fixtures.’ This decision supersedes League Rule 16.3, which states; “In each season, the Clubs in each Division will play Matches against each other on a home and away basis, giving a maximum total of thirty (30) Matches per Club.”

Promotion & Relegation

As per the FAW Pyramid Regulations, promotion and relegation will take place in the 2020/21 season.

Tier 2 Return to Play Regulations

The Tier 2 Return to Play Regulations were confirmed at the meeting. There are minor changes made from the latest set of protocols issued to all clubs recently. This document will be issued to all clubs as soon as is reasonably possible it has been amended and finalised.

Nathaniel MG Cup

The Board approved a start date for the Nathaniel MG Cup. The First Round of the competition will be played on the weekend of 11/12th December 2020. The Football Association of Wales has identified that the Nathaniel MG Cup would be an ideal opportunity for all clubs to trial the Return to Play protocols before the return of league football.

The format of the competition was approved at yesterday’s meeting, which is as follows:

Entrants:
12 Cymru Premier
32 Cymru North & South
2 wildcard entries (Cardiff City & Newport County)

Round 1:

13 clubs from Cymru North
13 clubs from Cymru South
2 wildcard entries

The 13 clubs from each Tier 2 league will be determined by excluding the 3 highest ranked clubs from these respective divisions. This will be defined as the 1 relegated club from the Cymru Premier into each league from the 2019/20 season and the 2 highest ranked clubs from the division last season who did not secure promotion.

The Tier 2 clubs who are exempt from R1 are as follows:

Cymru North
Airbus UK Broughton
Prestatyn Town
Guilsfield

Cymru South
Carmarthen Town
Swansea University
Briton Ferry Llansawel

The two wildcard entries have been confirmed as Cardiff City and Newport County.

The draw for the First Round will take place on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 and will be broadcast live at 7pm on Facebook.

Confirmation of the First Round Fixtures will be issued following the draw. The Conference Dates for the subsequent rounds of the Nathaniel MG Cup will be issued at a later date.