THE Welsh Football Data Archive (WFDA) involved a number of researchers and historians within Wales and beyond, had a number of aims. The project began with an intention of compiling a full list of Welsh Cup match results from 1876 to the present day, and details of each final.
This was achieved and the end product was a more comprehensive set of results than that held by the FAW.
The intention was that in due course the archive would include the full results of all Wales international matches complete with team line-ups. There was also an intention to produce an archive of all the leagues that have existed in Wales and their histories, from the early attempts in the 1890s to the present day.
For the leagues, the long-term aim was to record the history including the formation of the league, its development and in most cases its demise, with as many final tables from the league’s lifespan as possible.
Where tables were not available, a list of champions and member clubs for each season in question is the desired alternative.
A list of the 90 or so leagues that are known to have existed in Wales was compiled and work on this part of the project was reasonably well advanced. Details of individual leagues were to be be added to the website as the work was completed.
Recent updates have been limited in a nature and related to the amateur and senior matche, plus some league tables. It is hoped in the near future to re-design the website and add more information from the records we hold from our extensive research.