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FAW Confirm Plans For Return To Play In JD Cymru Premier


The Football Association of Wales has released the proposed date for the resumption of the JD Cymru Premier as part of their “Return To Play” programme.

The league, along with the JD North and South and Women’s Orchard League, was postponed upon the implementation of Alert Level 4 in Wales, but now the National League Board has determined that an attempt will be made to complete the league season for the Welsh men’s top tier.

This will be done when the country either returns to Alert Level 3 – in accordance with the Welsh Government Covid-19 Control Plan or when the ‘Elite Status’, as defined by Sport Wales, is redesignated to that competition.

The proposed date for the resumption of the season is the 5th March, running through to 31st May.

Barry Town United, the Vale’s sole representative in the Welsh top division, have six remaining fixtures to play of phase one before the ten final fixtures in phase two.

Additionally, The FAW have confirmed plans for two cup competitions, the Nathaniel MG Cup and the JD Welsh Cup, to be resumed, with the former taking place, if the calendar allows, between March and the 31st May. The latter will be played amongst the 44 teams at tiers one and two only, between the 20th April and 5th June.

The news was met with a positive reaction from fans of Barry Town United, with one commenting on a Facebook post made by the official team page “Finally something to look forward to” and another adding “Yay can’t wait for football to be back.”

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