THE future of Mid Wales football has been presented to clubs by the Central Wales Football Association (CWFA).

From 2020/21 the current national football pyramid will be replaced with a three tier structure administered by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

The Mid Wales League has been removed from the restructured pyramid and from 2020/21 will be under the administration of the CWFA at tier four with two regionalised leagues operating with 16 clubs, a Mid Wales League East and Mid Wales League West.

The changes mean English clubs will now be able to compete at tier four and opens the door to Bishops Castle Town to apply having been denied under the regulations of the existing pyramid.

However the CWFA has maintained its exclusion of reserve sides playing in either Mid Wales league, a ruling enforced since 2010.

At the end of the season the winners of both divisions would be eligible to apply for promotion to an FAW affiliated league.

The CWFA is currently striving to ensure clubs are assured access to grant funding to ensure facilities meet criteria for FAW affiliated leagues.

Meanwhile the future of football at tier five and below in Central Wales has also been outlined as part of the proposals released this week.

The existing Montgomeryshire League and Mid Wales League South will feed Mid Wales League East while the South Cardiganshire League and Aberystwyth District League will feed Mid Wales League West.

Promotion and relegation would operate between the leagues subject to ground criteria.

However it has also been confirmed clubs at tier five would not be eligible to enter the Central Wales Cup.

In other huge changes for the future of the game in the region any club travelling more than 110 miles for a league or cup fixture will receive financial support.

Meanwhile tier four clubs will be given until 2022/23 to improve officials changing facilities, including a separate dressing room and toilet while criteria will also include separate dug outs, boundary fencing, changing rooms and emergency access.