THE Welsh Football Data Archive (WFDA), which involves a number of researchers and historians within Wales and beyond, has 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 has now been achieved and the end product is a more comprehensive set of results than that held by the FAW.
In due course the archive will include the full results of all Wales international matches complete with team line-ups, but the present focus is 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 intention is 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 are 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 has been compiled and work on this part of the project is now reasonably well advanced. Details of individual leagues will be added to the website as the work is completed.
The Welsh Football Data Archive is a major resource for football fans, historians, the media and of course the Football Association of Wales and provides a readily accessible source of detailed information on soccer, past and present, in Wales.