CENTRAL Wales will have a new councillor on the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Council following a momentous week.

As part of sweeping FAW reforms the association will be run by an 11 man executive board, replacing the current council which is close to 40 in number including elected councillors, unelected regional association representatives, life councillors and life vice presidents.

As part of the shake-up Rhayader’s Phil Woosnam has been elected the honorary treasurer with Aberystwyth’s Dai Alun Jones stepping up from vice president to life councillor.

This will mean a bi-election will take place in the next few months to find a successor to Woosnam who has served as an elected councillor for Central Wales since 2003.

Woosnam will continue to serve as secretary of the MMP-NL Mid Wales League.

Woosnam said: “I am honoured to accept this position, not only on behalf of myself and my family, but also on behalf of all the Central Wales clubs who have elected me as one of their representatives for the past 15 years.

“Without that support this would not have been possible and I am extremely grateful.

“I would like to thank Phil Pritchard and Phil Jones who have given me their valued support and advice during that time.”

Woosnam confirmed the bi-election process would now begin in earnest to find his successor and join Machynlleth’s Will Lloyd-Williams as one of Central Wales’ elected councillors

“This will further strengthen the position of Central Wales football on the FAW,” said Woosnam.