Connah's Quay Nomads crowned Welsh champions after season cancelled

Ruben Hill
May 23, 2020

Wales' second to fourth tiers have also abandoned their seasons.

The Nomads led Ruscoe's men by four points before action was halted in March due to the coronavirus, with the league and governing body deciding an average points per game method to decide places after consultation with clubs.

As a result, Connah's Quay will enter qualifying for next season's Champions League, while New Saints and Bala Town will both receive places in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League.

The move means Connah's Quay Nomads have officially been declared as JD Cymru Champions for the 2019/20 season.

The coronation of The Nomads as champions brings a brand new name to the trophy with The New Saints having been champions for the past 8 seasons, with Bangor City the previous victors back in the 2010/11 season.

A league statement confirmed it took into consideration the health and safety of those involved and also cited financial reasons.

It was felt it was imperative not to risk the long-term financial stability of the leagues and their clubs.

Clubs in the JD Cymru Premier and JD Cymru North were consulted on how the season should be concluded.

It was agreed that Tier 1 to 4 leagues would be curtailed and that an unweighted points per game method be applied to determine the final standings and as a result, the European Play-Offs in the top-flight will not take place. As a effect, the European Play-Offs in the JD Cymru Premier will not take place.

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