At a recent FAW Council meeting, applications from five clubs to fill vacancies in the Directly Affiliated League pyramid were considered.
The FAW Head of Competitions, Andrew Howard confirmed the regular matters of promotion and relegation within the Directly Affiliated Leagues (Tier 1-4), in accordance with Chapter 3 of the FAW Pyramid Regulations.
There were vacancies in the Mid Wales League Division 2 (Tier 4) and the Welsh National League Division 1 (Tier 4), which clubs can apply to fill in accordance with Chapter 4 of the FAW Pyramid Regulations.
The FAW Council considered applications from Offa Athletic and Rhosllanerchrugog to fill vacancies in the Welsh National League Division 1. The teams finished 3rd and 8th in the North East Wales League (Tier 5) respectively. Both applications were approved, and the League will start the 2018/19 season with 13 Clubs in the division.
Also, in the Welsh National League, Penycae were reprieved of relegation from the Premier Division and will retain their place in the 16-team Premier Division.
The application from Waterloo Rovers, who finished 3rd in the Montgomeryshire Amateur League, to fill a vacancy in the Mid Wales League Division 2 was also accepted and they will take their place in the Tier 4 league of 14 clubs for the start of the 2018/19 season. It was also noted at the meeting that Penybont had resigned from the League and would play in the Mid Wales League South next season.
Applications from Glantraeth and Bro Goronwy to fill vacancies in the Welsh Alliance League were rejected as both divisions have the maximum number of 16 clubs.