Cardiff Metropolitan University FC, an amateur side playing in the Welsh Premier League, is on course for a Europa League spot.
An amateur football team in the Europa League? As bizarre as it sounds, it can happen next season.
Cardiff Metropolitan University FC, the official football team of the university, is closing in to qualify for the Europa League qualification round for the next season.
The team plays in the Welsh Premier League and currently at the top of the Group B of the competition. If they finish the group stage at the top, the team will compete in the playoffs. The winner of the playoffs qualifies for the preliminary round of the Europa League.
Cardiff Metropolitan University lost in the final of the playoffs for two years running. Last year, they conceded a defeat to Cefn Druids.
Only 4 days until @CardiffMetFC face @LlandudnoFC in the @WPL_Official. No Cardiff City match so the perfect chance to watch a team going for a place in the Europa League. Only £7 entry at Cyncoed Campus for a very high standard of Welsh football. #MET
— ⚽️🏹🏴Ian Campbell 🏴🏹⚽️ (@archersfan2) February 12, 2019
In the current season, CMU are 7th in the league. Teams placed 4th to 7th will meet each other in playoffs, which include two semifinals and a final.
At present, CMU is most likely to be in the playoffs with Newtown, Caernarfon Town and Bala Town.
The football club was founded in 2000 and has had a series of name changes. The side won its first-ever Welsh League Cup title this season as they beat Cambrian & Clydach Vale 2-0 in the final.
WE’VE DONE IT. A huge congratulations to everyone involved with Cardiff Met, showed so many of the qualities that make us work, today. Quality and dug deep when we needed to. Thank you all for your support. WE ARE HISTORY MAKERS.
— Cardiff Met Uni FC (@CardiffMetFC) January 19, 2019
Nicknamed ‘The Archers,’ the team comprises solely of the students from the college. It would undoubtedly be an extraordinary feat for the team if they achieve a Europa League qualification this season.