TWO Mid Wales football clubs have installed new seated stands ahead of the new season.

North Wales Championship side Llanrhaeadr officially unveiled its new 200 seater stand ahead of the club’s friendly with JD Welsh Premier side Bala Town on Saturday.

Meanwhile MMP-NL Mid Wales League One side Kerry have installed a new 100 seater stand at Dolforgan Park to ensure the club meet ground criteria.

Llanrhaeadr Football Club hosted a large crowd for the official opening of the club’s new stand, the final chapter of 18 months of continued work at Tanllan to bring the ground up to North Wales Championship criteria.

The club received its tier two license last week, officially marking the club’s homecoming after a season as tenants at Llansantffraid.

The villagers lost 4-2 to Bala Town before the club’s reserves beat a team of club legends 3-1 in a friendly.

Club president Peter Morris, watched by former Llanrhaeadr players Merfyn Edwards, Hywel Jones, Emrys Thomas, Edwin Hughes, Norman Davies, Roy Jones, Gron Jones and John Ellis, officially opened the stand.

Chairman Mel Roberts said: “The club would like to thank everyone involved who made the day such a success. A big thank you also to Bala Town for coming over and taking part in the day.

“It certainly is a good feeling to be back home.”

Kerry chairman Andrew Jones said: “It is fantastic. The new stand is a great boost to the club and the community.

“It was erected in less than two hours and all credit to all those who volunteered.”