THERE will be no second division football in Wales this season.

Tonight the Football Association of Wales (FAW) received clarification that the JD Cymru North and JD Cymru South have not had their ‘Elite Status’ designation reinstated by the National Sport Group (NSG).

The NSG includes representation from Sport Wales, Welsh Sports Association, Commonwealth Games and the Welsh Government.

A statement read: "As a result, the 2020/21 season has been cancelled for these competitions due to the ongoing public health crisis and the current Welsh Government COVID-19 alert level, leaving insufficient time to safely complete a reduced season.

"The FAW fully understands the frustrations felt by many throughout the country of not being able to play, volunteer and support their clubs.

"However, these are unprecedented times and the FAW is not responsible for the national COVID-19 policies and guidelines, which are in place to keep the nation as safe as possible.

"The FAW continues to encourage that everyone follows the Welsh Government guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19."

Earlier today Llanidloes Town manager Hugh Clarke had called upon the FAW to make a decision with the scheduled start for a reduced 15 fixture programme just over a week away.

Marc Griffiths also spoke of the frustrations growing among second tier clubs ahead of the FAW announcement.

The Llanrhaeadr manager said: "I feel that it's gone too far now.

"Im sure my feelings will be the same as many other managers, we just need to be told either way, we have players who have been continuing to work hard for months in anticipation of a start, club officials working hard behind the scenes to make sure things are in place.

"To leave us hanging like this unfair on us all. I spent the last few weeks constantly checking my phone, checking twitter and e-mails but to tell u the truth I'm done with it."