The National Leagues Board (NLB) has today (March 2nd) confirmed that it has revised the intended Return to Play date for the second tier of the National League system for the 2020-21 season.

Following the Welsh Government announcement that the country would remain at Alert Level 4 and the second tier not having its ‘Elite Status’ reinstated by the National Sports Group, the NLB revised its proposed return to play date for the Tier 2 competitions.

Consequently, should the Welsh Government reduce the National Alert Level to 3 at the next Welsh Government Coronavirus Review, or should the Tier 2 leagues have its ‘Elite Status’ reinstated, whichever comes soonest, the leagues will resume on the weekend of the 26/27th March 2021.


The National League Board (NLB) yesterday (1st March 2021) agreed to curtail the 2020/21 season of the Nathaniel MG Cup.

The decision has been taken as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in a condensed playing calendar for the remainder of the 2020/21 season for all JD Cymru Leagues clubs.

In addition, the NLB took into consideration the logistical difficulties as a result of the JD Cymru South & North yet to have its ‘Elite Status’ reinstated by the National Sports Group. It was, therefore, felt that there is insufficient time to complete the competition before the end of the current season.

 Colwyn Bay had reached the second round of the competition after their penalty shoot out win over Buckley Town in December.