As of June 2019 the Cymru Premier is ranked 46th out of 55 members by the UEFA coefficient. Media coverage For the first four seasons of the league's existence, its results were not featured on the Press Association's vidiprinter service and consequently had not appeared on the BBC's Final Score or Sky's Soccer Saturday. The PA added the league's results at the start of the 1996–97 season, which was also when the PA began providing the results for the Northern Irish league. The advent of the League has brought increased media coverage for its member clubs, notably from the Western Mail and Daily Post, as well as local press.
As of the 2018/19 season, S4C show one live game per matchweek from either the league, Welsh Cup or Scottish Challenge Cup if a Welsh team is involved. They also stream all live televised matches on the Sgorio Facebook page, as well as streaming an additional ten per season from these competitions exclusively online. Weekly highlights of all league games are shown on S4C on a Monday night at 17:30, and thereafter on Sgorio's social media and YouTube channels. Clubs Of the 20 clubs that played in the inaugural season of the League of Wales, ten have since been relegated yet to return, with one, Ebbw Vale, folding in 1998.
After the conclusion of Phase 1, the league splits in two, with the top six teams forming the Championship Conference, and the bottom six teams forming the Playoff Conference. All points accumulated by teams in Phase 1 are brought forward into Phase 2 Phase 2 Phase 2 then runs from MD23 at the start of February through to MD32 at the end of April. Each side plays the other five in their conference twice more, home and away, to bring up a total of thirty-two games played. The side finishing top of the Championship Conference after thirty-two games is the League Champion, and will qualify for the UEFA Champions League. To date six teams have won the title in twenty-six seasons.
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and Wrexham A. as they are both in the English non-league setup.  An online poll by "Y Clwb Peldroed' on Twitter found 56. 7% in favour of Merthyr Town F. joining the Welsh football system.  Structure Promotion and relegation Clubs are promoted to the Cymru Premier from the Cymru North in the north/ central Wales and the Cymru South in the south/ central Wales. Clubs who finish as champions of the feeder leagues, or as runners-up if the champions decide not to seek promotion, are promoted subject to an application for membership being received and accepted and the stadium and infrastructure safety criteria of the Cymru Premier being met. No teams were promoted to the Welsh Premier League following the 2005–06 season. However, Cardiff Grange Quins, who finished bottom of the Welsh Premier League resigned leaving the league to operate with an odd number of clubs for 2006–07.
 For a list of all clubs past and present see List of Cymru Premier clubs. For a list of winners and runners-up of the Cymru Premier since its inception, and top scorers for each season, see List of Welsh football champions. Only two clubs have played in every season League of Wales/Cymru Premier since its inception. These two clubs are Aberystwyth Town and Newtown.   Period Sponsor Brand 1992–1993 Konica Peter Llewellyn Limited of Swansea Konica League of Wales 1993–2002 No sponsor League of Wales 2002–2004 JT Hughes Mitsubishi JT Hughes Mitsubishi Welsh Premiership 2004–2006 Vauxhall Masterfit Retailers Vauxhall Masterfit Retailers Welsh Premier League 2006–2011 Principality Building Society Principality Building Society Welsh Premier Football League 2011–2015 CorbettSports. com Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League 2015–2017 Dafabet The Dafabet Welsh Premier League 2017–2019 JD Sports The JD Welsh Premier League 2019–present JD Cymru Premier Champions For the champions of the top division of the Welsh League from 1904 to 1992, see Welsh Football League Seasons Winners Runners-up Third place Notes 1992–93 Cwmbran Town (1) Inter Cardiff Aberystwyth Town – 1993–94 Bangor City (1) Ton Pentre 1994–95 Bangor City (2) Afan Lido 1995–96 Barry Town (1) Newtown Conwy United 1996–97 Barry Town (2) Inter CabelTel Ebbw Vale Treble with Welsh Cup and Welsh League Cup 1997–98 Barry Town (3) Double with Welsh League Cup 1998–99 Barry Town (4) Cwmbran Town Treble with FAW Premier Cup and Welsh League Cup 1999–00 Total Network Solutions (1) Barry Town 2000–01 Barry Town (5) Carmarthen Town Double with Welsh Cup 2001–02 Barry Town (6) Total Network Solutions Bangor City 2002–03 Barry Town (7) 2003–04 Rhyl (1) Haverfordwest County 2004–05 Total Network Solutions (2) Rhyl 2005–06 Total Network Solutions (3) Llanelli 2006–07 The New Saints (4) Double with FAW Premier Cup 2007–08 Llanelli (1) The New Saints 2008–09 Rhyl (2) 2009–10 The New Saints (5) Port Talbot Town 2010–11 Bangor City (3) Neath 2011–12 The New Saints (6) 2012–13 The New Saints (7) Airbus UK Broughton 2013–14 The New Saints (8) 2014–15 The New Saints (9) Bala Town 2015–16 The New Saints (10) Llandudno 2016–17 The New Saints (11) Gap Connah's Quay 2017–18 The New Saints (12) Connah's Quay Nomads 2018–19 The New Saints (13) Barry Town United 2019–20 Connah's Quay Nomads (1) 2020–21 Connah's Quay Nomads (2) 2021–22 The New Saints (14) Performances by club Seven clubs have been champions.
Eighteen clubs competed in the Welsh Premier League for the 2007–08 season as both Neath Athletic (Welsh Football League Division One) and Llangefni Town (Cymru Alliance) were promoted whilst Cwmbran Town were relegated to Welsh Football League Division One. For 2008–09, Prestatyn Town played in the Welsh Premier League for the first time after promotion from the Cymru Alliance, whilst Llangefni Town were relegated to the Cymru Alliance after only one season. The 2009–10 season saw Bala Town promoted to the Welsh Premier League after they won the Cymru Alliance in 2008–09.
They replaced Caernarfon Town who were relegated to the Cymru Alliance. At the end of the 2009–10 season, due to league restructuring Connah's Quay, Porthmadog, Welshpool Town, Caersws and Cefn Druids were relegated to the Cymru Alliance league. Rhyl were also relegated to the Cymru Alliance, despite finishing 6th in the Welsh Premier League, as they failed to meet the financial criteria required to gain the Welsh Premier League domestic licence. No teams were promoted to the Welsh Premier League from the feeder leagues. League restructure for 2010–11 season The 18 Welsh Premier League clubs met on 13 April 2008 and voted to support a restructuring proposal put forward by Welsh Premier League secretary John Deakin which would replace the single Welsh Premier League with a First and Second Division with 10 teams in each Division for the 2010–11 season.
When the corporation lost the international broadcast rights to BSkyB at the end of the 2003/4 season, S4C won the secondary rights package which included highlights of the national team and all domestic rights. Sgorio took over the "Clwb Pêl-droed" slot previously produced by the BBC and in 2010/11 the half-hour highlights programme was dropped in favour of one live game per week. S4C broadcasts in Wales and throughout the rest of the UK via digital satellite with an interactive option for English-language commentary available via digital satellite.
Renewed calls to recruit Welsh teams Welsh football Teams that currently play in the English football system include: Cardiff City F. C. and Swansea City A. F. C (both in the EFL Championship), Newport County A. C (EFL League Two), Wrexham A. (National League) and Merthyr Town F. (Southern League Premier Division South).  Some have called for all Welsh teams to be recruited into Cymru Premier, but in particular the lower ranked teams Merthyr Town F.
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Traditionally, the strongest teams in Wales had always played in the English leagues. Aberdare Athletic, Cardiff City, Merthyr Town, Newport County, Swansea City and Wrexham have all been members of the Football League, while many other Welsh based clubs have competed in the Northern Premier League and Southern Football League.
It has both professional and semi-professional status clubs and is at the top of the Welsh football league system. Prior to 2002, the league was known as the League of Wales (LoW), but changed its name as part of a sponsorship deal to the Welsh Premier League. The league was rebranded as the Cymru Premier for the 2019–20 season.  Locations of teams in the 2022–23 Cymru Premier season Formation Original League The league was formed in October 1991 by Alun Evans, Secretary General of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), as he believed that the Welsh international football team was under threat from FIFA.
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At the time, Cardiff City, Swansea City and Wrexham were playing in The Football League, and the FAW decided to allow those teams to continue to play in the English system, although they continued to compete in the Welsh Cup for a few more seasons. The success of these clubs in the Welsh Cups meant that they frequently competed in the European Cup Winners' Cup despite the fact that Wrexham had never played above the Second Division and Swansea had spent just two seasons in the First Division during the early 1980s, while Cardiff had been semi-regular members of the First Division from the 1920s up to 1962. Prior to the inaugural season, Bangor City, Newtown and Rhyl reluctantly agreed to play in the League of Wales.
6th host 7th in a Quarter-Final, with the winner travelling to the 3rd placed side for the first Semi-Final, whilst 4th host 5th in the other. The winners then meet at the ground of the highest ranked side in the Final, with the winner qualifying for the UEFA Europa League. If one of the five teams has already qualified for Europe by winning the JD Welsh Cup, then the remaining four sides will contest the Playoffs directly from the Semi-Final stage. If one of the top two sides wins the JD Welsh Cup, then the third placed side will automatically take up a UEFA Europa League spot. The remaining four sides will then contest the Playoffs directly from the Semi-Final stage. European competition The champions of the Welsh Premier League qualify, along with the champions of every European domestic league, for the UEFA Champions League. The second placed team qualifies for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
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Since the start of the 2007–08 season goals and results from the league have appeared on the Press Association vidiprinter service. Prior to this only the full-time score had been displayed although the half time score had also been shown from around 2000. Both Final Score and Sports Report now include the Cymru Premier results as part of their classified football results sequence and for a while Soccer Saturday also included the WPL results but has not done so in recent seasons. On television, brief highlights from one of the day's games were featured on BBC Wales' sports results programme Wales on Saturday whilst the BBC also provided a 30-minute highlights programme for Welsh-language broadcaster, S4C, entitled "Y Clwb Pêl-droed".
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Because of historically poor north–south transport links within Wales (although these have improved in the post World War II years), it was often easier for Welsh clubs to travel east–west, so Welsh clubs tended to look east to England for competitors and many of the top semi-professional sides in Wales played in the English football league system; Bangor City were founder members of the Alliance Premier League (now the National League) in 1979 and reached the FA Trophy final in 1984, before transferring to the new League of Wales in 1992. Further recruitment The formation of the League of Wales saw the start of a bitter dispute between the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and those non-League clubs who wanted to remain part of the English football pyramid. The 'Irate Eight', as they were dubbed, consisted of Bangor City, Barry Town, Caernarfon Town, Colwyn Bay, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Newtown and Rhyl.
The Runners-Up in the Championship Conference qualify automatically for the UEFA Europa League, whilst the remaining teams qualify for the end of season European Playoffs. The bottom two sides in the Playoff Conference are relegated. Meanwhile, the side finishing top of the Playoff Conference (seventh place in the league table) advances to the European Playoffs. Note that sides in the Playoff Conference can finish no higher in the table than seventh. European Playoffs The five teams finishing in 3rd–7th contest the end of season European Playoffs.