GRANT aid will be available to Mid Wales League clubs next season.

Outgoing league secretary Phil Woosnam confirmed ground improvement grants would be available to clubs at the league annual meeting last week.

Woosnam said: “Hopefully the grant support will once again be used to improve facilities for both players and spectators alike which benefits the game’s overall image.

“It is pleasing that we took up a large quota of grant aid awarded to us last season and could have taken more if it had been available.

“We should also not forget assistance from the Football Association of Wales in terms of supporting our league for which we are extremely grateful.

Meanwhile Woosnam backed the league to continue to thrive as he vacated his role after 13 years.

“I would like to to thank all of those people who once again were connected with the running of clubs in the MMP Mid Wales League during the year, we should be proud our league website attracted more than 700,000 hits last season.

“Thanks also go to the clubs, managers and the players who have continued to support the officers and made both leagues competitive through the season. Referees have once again continued to support the league for which we are all extremely thankful because without them, there would be no game.

“Unfortunately, there is a huge shortage and every effort must be made by our clubs to support the recruitment of officials.

“We are also grateful to Bryan Jarman at MMP with Norman Lloyd for sponsoring the league.

Woosnam also thanked outgoing appointments secretary Paul Worts and the league committee while also paying tribute to late league president Bob Williams.