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South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SWMFA

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association Records

Short Title: South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association, records

Creation date(s): 1892-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.063 cubic metres (34 vols)

Name of creator(s): South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association was established in 1893 under the presidency of Captain Morgan Lindsey, with Mr Charles Axtell as secretary. Although it was answerable to the Football Association of Wales, it was the governing body of soccer in South Wales and was responsible for the development of the game in the region. A central part of the Association was the competitions that it sanctioned, in particular the South Wales Senior Cup. Also, the Association ran two senior leagues in their early days, the South Wales League which was formed in 1890, and the Rhymney Valley League formed in 1903.
The game of football in Wales had previously been dominated by the North, and the South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association did much to broaden the appeal of the sport in South Wales. The game grew quickly in the area and by 1929 there were over 800 clubs, with a total of nearly 20,000 players registered with the Association. As well as clubs and players, many leagues and competitions were sanctioned by the Association, and it was also responsible for referees in the area. It also held annual general meetings, annual meetings to consider the rules of the Association, finance committee meetings, emergency committee meetings and other meetings to consider various matters.
The South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association came to an end following the 1967-1968 season. The Football Association of Wales decided to restructure the football associations in Wales and proposed to set up new 'Area Football Associations' throughout the country. As a result of this restructuring, the Association was split into three separate associations by the beginning of the 1968-1969 season: The South Wales Football Association; The Monmouthshire County Football Association; and The West Wales Football Association.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprises minutes, 1892-1962, of meetings of the committees of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association, together with match programmes and newspaper cuttings. There is also a separate account book, 1892-1894.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged at NLW into two series: account books and minute books.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of this list is available at NLW

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accurals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Football Association of Wales per Mr D. G. Collins, Secretary General, March 1998.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Football Association of Wales Records, 1893-1986, are also held at NLW.

Publication note: The records were used by Martin Johnes for his unpublished PhD thesis 'That other Game: A Social History of Soccer in South Wales c. 1906-39', Cardiff 1998.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from provenance

Archivist's note: Compiled by Owain Schiavone.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Martin Johnes, 'That other Game: A Social History of Soccer in South Wales, c. 1906-39' (unpublished PhD thesis, Cardiff, 1998); NLW Football Association of Wales Records.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR II; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Soccer | Wales, South
South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association | Archives

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South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association

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