Last updated : Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Welsh Academy Amateur Football League

The Welsh Academy Amateur Football League (WAAFL) is a football league for amateur teams in Wales. It is a feeder league for the FAW Licensed Academies, which provide elite youth development opportunities for players in Wales.

The WAAFL was founded in 2009 and currently has 24 member clubs. The clubs are divided into three divisions: Premier, Division 1, and Division 2. The season runs from September to May, with each team playing each other twice.


Welsh Academy action

The WAAFL was founded in 2009 by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) in order to provide a pathway for talented young players from grassroots football to the FAW Licensed Academies. The league was initially made up of 12 clubs, but it has since grown to 24 clubs.

The WAAFL has been successful in providing opportunities for young players. In recent years, several players who have come through the WAAFL have gone on to play for the Wales national team, including Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, and Gareth Bale.

Current Season

Welsh Academy match

The current season of the WAAFL is the 2023-2024 season. The Premier Division is currently led by Connahs Quay Nomads, with The New Saints and Newtown in second and third place respectively. In Division 1, Airbus UK is in first place, followed by Flint Town United and Caernarfon Town. In Division 2, Colwyn Bay is in first place, followed by Bala Town and Aberystwyth Town.


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