THE future of football in mid Wales will be unveiled this week.

The Central Wales Football Association (CWFA) is expected to announce the new look Mid Wales Leagues on Friday.

As part of the Football Association of Wales (FAW) pyramid restructure the Mid Wales League will become a fourth tier league next season and come under the control of the CWFA.

Among the changes is a proposed Mid Wales League West for Ceredigion and Cardiganshire clubs and Mid Wales League East for Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknock clubs.

The eastern league will also permit Shropshire border clubs membership.

While the composition of the leagues are yet to be confirmed it is expected both will feature clubs which competed in last season’s Mid Wales League One and Two and have not stepped up to the new national third division.

Last season’s first division runners-up Builth Wells are likely to lead the new eastern division along with Radnor Valley and Llansantffraid with Newbridge, Waterloo Rovers, Forden United, Dyffryn Banw, Churchstoke, Abermule, Presteigne and Knighton Town also stepping up from the second division.

Mid Wales League (South) champions Brecon Corinthians are also expected to be accepted along with Bishop’s Castle who hope to make the step up from the Montgomeryshire League.

Remaining places are likely to be allocated to aspiring clubs from the Montgomeryshire League.

Meanwhile the western league is likely to include Aberaeron, Tywyn Bryncrug, Dolgellau, Borth United and Aberystwyth University while Barmouth and Dyffryn United join from the Welsh Alliance and Newcastle Emlyn from the Cardiganshire League.

Remaining places are likely to be allocated to clubs from the Cambrian Tyres Aberystwyth League and Cardiganshire League.

Both divisions will feed into the national third division with champions automatically promoted and runners-up entering play-offs against other second placed clubs in other fourth tier leagues across Wales.

Meanwhile the CWFA will also announce plans for the mooted reserve league for the region.

Central Wales is the only area in Wales without a reserve league with the area association keen to support moves to establish a league for next season despite several clubs citing concerns over excessive travel.

A CWFA spokesman said: “The association held a meeting and we are in the process of contacting all clubs involved and will hopefully be able to make an announcement soon.”