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Football Association of Wales, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 FAW

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Football Association of Wales Records

Short Title: Football Association of Wales, records

Creation date(s): 1893-1986

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 38 vols, 1 folder.

Name of creator(s): Football Association of Wales


Administrative/Biographical history: The Football Association of Wales was founded in 1876 by a group of businessmen who wished to organise an international match between Wales and Scotland. It has since been responsible for Welsh football at all levels. It created the Welsh Cup Competition in 1877-1878. The F.A.W.'s principal officers are the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Its first president was Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. Its most notable secretary was Ted Robbins, who served in that role from 1910 to 1945. In addition to responsibility for Wales's international football and the cup competition, the F.A.W. exercises control over the regional football associations which began to emerge in the years after its creation. These associations came to elect members to the F.A.W. Council, the association's governing body. Various committees answer to it, most noteably the Finance, Referees, International, Amateur and Youth International committees and, from 1978, the Executive committee. A Selection Committee sat prior to international matches, and there was a Commission and an Emergency Committee to deal with local associations and disciplinary matters. The Council considers subjects such as international matches, sanctioned competitions, refereeing, discipline, meetings, and correspondence. The F.A.W. also holds annual general meetings and an annual meeting to consider the rules of the association. It also participates in meetings of the four British Football Associations, the International Football Association Board and FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) and in meetings with the Football Leagues of England, Scotland, and Ireland.


Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprises minutes, 1893-1986, of the meetings of the council of the Football Association of Wales and its committees as well as other material such as match programmes. There is also a folder containing Amateur International Match Records, 1908-1955.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Original order

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:


Accruals: Accruals are likely

Archival history:

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


Publication note: See series level description


Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2001

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