The FAW is offering you the chance to make a difference to the game in Wales.
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3 May 2019

The FAW is offering you the chance to make a difference to the game in Wales.

The Football Association of Wales are commencing the process for the forthcoming Quadrennial Elections for the Council of the FAW. These are the volunteers who work to help tailor the future of the sport and ensure all efforts to develop the game in Wales, from grassroots to the elite level, is continued.

Download Role Specification

A brief outline of the ‘role specification’ for a Council member can be downloaded at the bottom of this page along with a list of Qualifying Clubs.


It is a particularly exciting time for all levels of football in Wales, as the growth of the game continues year on year. The Senior National sides continue to inspire new generations of football fans and members of The Red Wall, as they capture the hearts of the nation throughout their qualifying campaigns. 

The game is also growing at grassroots level. More people are taking up the all-important coaching and refereeing roles across the game and domestically, the Welsh Premier Women’s League and the Welsh Premier League are at their most competitive.

The FAW Council members are representatives of FAW Member Clubs, Leagues and Area Associations with active involvement and an ensured focussed attention on the leadership of the game. The term for FAW Council members will increase this year from 3 to 4 years in-line with UEFA and FIFA. The Quadrennial Period for the new council of the FAW will cover the 1st of August 2019 to the 31st of July 2023.  

Nomination forms for the election of the new Council of the FAW will be issued on 17th May 2019 and are to be returned on or before 14th June 2019. 

For those interested in applying to be a FAW Council member:

  • Interested candidates will need to be nominated by one of the Member Clubs, Leagues or Area Associations.
  • Details of all eligible Member Clubs are detailed in the ‘Qualifying Clubs’ pdf which can be downloaded below.
  • All nominated/eligible candidates will be included on the Ballot Paper.
  • Nominated/eligible candidates will need to canvass those Member Clubs, within the respective areas, to gain their support and vote. 
  • Those nominated/eligible candidates receiving the most votes from the Member Clubs will be elected to the FAW Council.

The FAW hopes that by raising awareness of opportunities available at the top level and in decision making roles of the sport, those from diverse backgrounds will take the chance to make a difference to the game in Wales. This will ensure that Welsh football continues to be something that the whole nation can be both part of and proud of.

Quadrennial Election 2019 Documents
Role Specification for A Council Member - Quadrennial 2019.pdf
Qualifying Clubs.pdf