THE region's leading football clubs have all been given the green light to represent Wales in Europe this summer.

The Football Association First Instance Body (FIB) met remotely to assess and consider the UEFA and FAW Tier 1 applications.

TNS, Newtown and Aberystwyth Town each satisfied criteria to be awarded a UEFA licence which rewards youth and coaching, infrastructure, legal, personnel and administration, financial and codes of practice.

Bala Town, Barry Town United, Caernarfon Town, Cardiff Met, Connah’s Quay Nomads, Flint Town United and Penybont also received UEFA licences.

Haverfordwest County and Cefn Druids were not awarded with licences.

TNS chairman Mike Harris said: "The club wishes to place on record the acknowledgement regarding the work of secretary Jacob Williams, chief operating officer Ian Williams and finance director Helen Harris in relation to the positive outcomes."

Meanwhile 16 of the 24 applications for a Tier 1 licence have been successful, including all 12 of the current JD Cymru Premier clubs and four clubs in Tier 2.

The successful applicants are: Airbus UK Broughton; Aberystwyth Town; Bala Town; Barry Town United; Caernarfon Town; Cardiff Met; Carmarthen Town; Cefn Druids; Connah’s Quay Nomads; Flint Town United; Haverfordwest County; Llandudno; Penybont; Newtown; Swansea University; The New Saints.

Meanwhile Ammanford, Bangor City, Briton Ferry Llansawel; Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC, Colwyn Bay, Llanelli Town were refused and Prestatyn Town and Taffs Well withdrew their applications.