TREFONEN Football Club look set to continue to compete in the Montgomeryshire League next season.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) restructure of the football pyramid means levels four and below will be run by area associations next season.

Such a move will allow for border clubs to make the step up in standard.

Shropshire sides Bishops Castle Town and Llanfarthan will both look to join the newly formed leagues next season with Castle applying to join the new Mid Wales League East while St Martins based Llanfarthan have been accepted by the North East Wales Championship.

However Trefonen will not seek to join the fourth tier and will instead continue in the Montgomeryshire League.

The club has a long and proud history on both sides of the border and birthplace of former Wales international Di Jones who went on to play for Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers during the late 19th century.

Trefonen Football Club was formed in 1981 when their now distinctive yellow and green striped kit was donned in the Wem and District Sunday League and, following two seasons of struggle, were promoted to the first division.

The club enjoyed much success over the next decade with a host of titles while the club won three Graham Edwards Memorial Trophy titles before folding and reforming in 2008.

A spokesman said: “ The club haven’t really held any discussions or committee meeting recently due to the lockdown.

“However the set up would be too much at the moment,”

Meanwhile the club has also ceased training.

The Millers had returned to socially distanced training under UK Government regulations but have since ceased preparations for the new season.

The spokesman said: “We had a session, then had the communication from FAW to say not to train, so we’ve had few weeks off, but we’re allowed back again, following the Welsh rules.

“The club has had communication from English FA, they are outlining plans for friendlies to begin in August, with contact training also allowed.

“With English leagues starting in September we are hopeful the Welsh leagues will only be three or four weeks behind.

“So with a bit of luck everybody might be back in September.”