ST ASAPH City place in the new Tier 3 North West League has been officially confirmed by the Football Association of Wales.

The Saints’ managed to secure the incoming criteria by the governing body after a sterling effort behind the scenes from club officials and volunteers, and Daniel Brewerton’s side will look to establish themselves within a division that is littered with quality sides.

Recently relegated JD Cymru North outfit Porthmadog will be looking to secure an instant promotion back to the second-tier, but they are expected to be challenged for the crown by Denbigh Town, who finished runners-up in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One last time out behind Holyhead Hotspur.

Llanrwst United will be aiming to build on an outstanding campaign under Leighton Griffiths, with plenty of Wrexham Area League sides also set to join the new structure.

These include fancied teams such as Brickfield Rangers, Rhostyllen and Saltney Town, who were all strong last season in their respective divisions.

Brewerton, said: “I am absolutely made up for everyone involved with the club. A lot of hard work gone into this.

“There is lots being said about the travel involved with the new league, but if you have ambitions to progress you’ve got to go the extra mile.”

The FAW allocated those who were successful in obtaining their Tier 3 licences to three new divisions based on geographical location, with those that missed out set to be placed in Tier 4.

Bangor 1876 and Penmaenmawr Phoenix are on the list of clubs that missed out after passing the regulations on appeal.

FAW Tier 3 North West League 2020/21: Blaenau Amateurs, Brickfield Rangers, Brymbo, CPD Porthmadog, Denbigh Town, Dyffryn Nantlle Vale, Llandudno Albion, Llanrwst United, Llanuwchllyn, Llay Welfare, Mold Alexandra, Rhostyllen, Rhydymwyn, Saltney Town, St Asaph City, Y Felinheli.