MID Wales football clubs have signalled their ambitions for the future.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has released the full list of applicants for tier two and three membership next season.

Four Panels, made up of independent experts, meet to assess each club’s application each year and consider each club's on and off the field strengths and shortcomings.

The biggest news is in the JD Cymru North where former giants of Welsh football, Bangor City, have not applied for a tier two license and will continue their descent into mediocrity next season.

Meanwhile Four Crosses have also not applied for tier three membership and will face automatic relegation at the end of the Ardal North East season.

Current JD Cymru North members Guilsfield, Penrhyncoch, Llanidloes Town and Llanrhaeadr have each applied for tier two status next season while Berriew, Caersws, Chirk AAA, Llanfair United and Penycae have applied for promotion from Ardal North East.

Meanwhile Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader Town have applied to retain their Ardal South East status.

All but Four Crosses have applied to retain their current membership of Ardal North East while a host of fourth tier clubs have applied to make the step up.

Barmouth United, Aberystwyth University, Tywyn Bryncrug and Newcastle Emlyn of the MMP-NL Mid Wales League East along with Builth Wells, Brecon Corries and Waterloo Rovers have applied from MMP-NL Mid Wales League East.

Llangollen Town have also applied to make the step up to the third tier from the North East Wales Premier League.