Established in 1876 the FAW is the third-oldest national association in the world and one of the four associations, along with the English Football Association, Scottish Football Association, Irish Football Association and FIFA that make up the International Football Association Board who are responsible for the Laws of the Game.
But while most Welsh clubs these days play in the Welsh football pyramid and most clubs in that pyramid are Welsh, five Welsh clubs (which includes the biggest clubs Cardiff City and Swansea) play in English football and four ‘English’ clubs play in Wales.
The Welsh football league system (or pyramid) is a series of football leagues with regular promotion and relegation between them. At the top of the system sits the Welsh Premier League with clubs relegated to the FAW Championship. Beneath this are a number of regional leagues with clubs ranging from those with rich traditions in European football (Rhyl FC, Bangor City and Llanelli) to smaller village clubs and University sides.
The object of this photo set is to showcase a range of images from football grounds in Wales. The photos range from the better known homes of Cardiff City and Wrexham to the more obscure lesser known grounds of some of the smallest clubs in Wales.
The photo set is currently under construction but can be seen here.