CLUBS across the region have toasted success in attaining new tier three criteria.

Next season will see the launch of a brand new third tier as part of a sweeping Football Association of Wales (FAW) restructure.

Regional leagues will be established covering north west, north east, south west and south east Wales.

Clubs from across Wales have spent months and significant investment bringing their facilities up to code.

A total of 102 clubs applied for 64 available places with the association awarding 77 applicants with certificates.

The final decision on the composition of the new leagues will be decided on July 10.

Among the clubs celebrating were a host of Mid Wales League One clubs with Bow Street, Builth Wells, Caersws, Carno, Berriew, Four Crosses, Kerry, Llansantffraid, Llandrindod Wells, Montgomery Town and Welshpool Town passing ground inspections.

Meanwhile Borth United, Dolgellau, Athletic, Machynlleth, Penparcau and Rhayader Town of Mid Wales League Two also passed criteria.

Each will look to join Llanfair United whose place in the third tier has already been confirmed following relegation from JD Cymru North last season.

However several clubs failed to meet criteria.

Aberaeron, Newbridge, Radnor Valley and Tywyn Bryncrug were among those who failed to meet ground regulations or withdrew their applications.

FAW licensing manager Steve Jones said: "Since the publication of the FAW tier three ground criteria regulations in 2017, the FAW has been working closely with clubs in order to provide them with the best opportunity to meet the criteria.

"In addition, since 2018, approximately £800,000 of Welsh Ground Improvements funding has been allocated to clubs.

"It has been fantastic to witness first hand the improvements to grounds across Wales and I cannot credit the clubs and their hard working volunteers enough for the commitment they have shown to meet the standard.

"This is reflected in the positive number of clubs that have been successful with their applications."

Mid Wales clubs celebrated their good news.

Carno Football Club will look to maintain its long tradition of competing in the third tier.

A spokesman said: "We have no real thoughts on the new structure until we’ve seen its make up.

"The only thing is it’s a bit sad some clubs that have a good history of games and have a good relationship may be in different leagues and not play often despite being relatively close geographically."

Meanwhile a Machynlleth Football Club spokesman said: " We are pleased to have passed our inspection for tier three. A massive thank you to everyone for their hard work to help us achieve this."

Elsewhere Penparcau Football hailed their latest milestone having only reformed the club three years ago.

A spokesman said: "Since the club started up again three seasons ago from the bottom we have had three promotions on the bounce, winning two titles and plenty of silverware and now we will be playing in tier three."

Rhayader Town Football Club also relished next season.

Spokesman Dai Davies said: "It’s a waiting game to see what league we get put into for next season but whichever we play at we will be ready."

Bow Street Football Club will also be looking to make the step up.

A spokesman said: "A big thank you to everyone involved with the club."

Borth United Football Club also looked ahead following the awarding of the license.

A spokesman said: "We are pleased to pass the tier three ground criteria.

"Now just to find out which league we will be playing in.

"Thanks to all the committee and volunteers for their hard work."

Clubs who fail to to make the cut and find themselves among the 13 clubs to miss out will continue to play in a revamped Mid Wales League which will be regionally split between west and east next season.

It is expected Montgomeryshire clubs will compete in the north east league.