THE Ardal leagues are set for a host of new names next season following the awarding of tier three licenses by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

FAW Tier 3 Licensing is a mandatory requirement for clubs to participate at the third tier.

Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader Town were among the existing 16 Ardal South East clubs to meet criteria and the Powys duo can look forward to a second season in the division.

However two clubs have not been awarded a license in the Ardal North East League with Four Crosses not applying and thus being demoted.

Meanwhile Cefn Albion will also be relegated to the North East Wales Premier League after failing to obtain a licence.


The Cefn Mawr club enjoyed a stellar campaign on the pitch but the end of their tenancy at Cefn Druids' Rock Park forced them to move to Brickfield for their final fixtures.

Meanwhile a host of clubs have been successful in their applications to make the step up to the third tier.

Bangor 1876, Bodedern, Brecon Corries, Builth Wells, Rhyl 1879, Glantraeth, Llangollen Town, Halkyn & Flint Mountain and Hawarden Rangers all met criteria along with Baglan Dragons, Blaenavon Blues, Canton Liberal, Cefn Cribwr, Lliswerry, Mumbles Rangers, Pencoed, RTB Ebbw Vale and Seven Sisters Onllwyn.

County Times: Maesydre, home of Waterloo Rovers Football Club.

Maesydre, home of Waterloo Rovers Football Club.

A further 16 clubs saw their applications rejected, including Aberystwyth University, Newcastle Emlyn, Barmouth & Dyffryn United, Tywyn Bryncrug and Waterloo Rovers.

Greenfield, Nefyn United, Penmaenmawr Phoenix, Penrhyndeudraeth, Prestatyn Sports, Pwllheli, Cardiff Corinthians, Penlan, Porthcawl Town, South Gower and Wattsville.