Ton Pentre have been awarded Tier 2 certification for the 2018/19 season following a meeting of the independent FAW First Instance Body in Cardiff on Thursday, 3 May.
The decision means that the Bulldogs have passed all set criteria that is needed to participate at Tier 2 of the Welsh Football Pyramid – Welsh League Division One.
Despite being a disappointing season on the pitch, the Club’s Board and volunteers have worked in credibly hard to achieve this status.
Here’s the Football Association of Wales’ statement on Tier 2 in full:
The FAW Tier 2 First Instance Body met today (3 May 2018) in Cardiff to consider the Tier 2 Certification Applications for the 2018/19 season.
This was the first time an independent panel of experts had convened to consider each clubs application.
The relevant clubs had been working towards meeting the Tier 2 requirements for up to two and a half years, culminating in a total of 30 applications from existing Tier 2 clubs as well as 26 applications from Tier 3 clubs being submitted.
Clubs were assessed against a number of infrastructure criteria including; safety policy & evacuation plan, covered seating, pitch dimensions, dressing room & sanitary facilities.
FAW Tier 2 certification is a mandatory requirement for clubs to participate at Tier 2 of the Welsh Football Pyramid from the 2018/19 season onwards.
Following today’s meeting, the independent First Instance Body decided on the following:
FAW Tier 2 Certified Clubs 2018/19
Huws Gray Alliance League:
Caernarfon Town – promoted to JD Welsh Premier League
Flint Town United
*In addition, Bangor City and Prestatyn Town, who have been relegated from the JD Welsh Premier League, meet the Tier 1 Regulations for their stadium and by virtue also meet the Tier 2 Regulations.
Welsh Football League Division 1:
Briton Ferry Llansawel
Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC
Cwmbran Celtic – certified to play home matches at Goytre FC
Llanelli Town – promoted to JD Welsh Premier League
Port Talbot Town
The following Tier 3 clubs were also granted Tier 2 certification for the 2018/19 season.
Welsh Football League – Division 2:
Ammanford – certified to play home matches at Briton Ferry Llansawel FC
STM Sports – certified to play home matches at Taffs Well FC
Welsh Alliance League:
Welsh National League – Premier Division:
Mid Wales League:
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant – certified to play home matches at Llansantffraid Village FC
Of the remaining applications, the following clubs were not granted Tier 2 Certification for the 2018/19 season:
FC Queens Park (Huws Gray Alliance)
Caerau Ely (Welsh Football League)
Monmouth Town (Welsh Football League)
Abergavenny Town (Welsh Football League)
Caldicot Town (Welsh Football League)
Pontardawe Town (Welsh Football League)
Pontypridd Town (Welsh Football League)
Llanrug United (Welsh Alliance League)
Corwen (Welsh National League)
Llanuwchllyn (Welsh National League)
Chirk AAA (Welsh National League)
Berriew (Mid Wales League)
Carno (Mid Wales League)
Knighton Town (Mid Wales League)
Llandrindod Wells (Mid Wales League)
Welshpool Town (Mid Wales League)