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CROSS-BORDER BAN FOR JUNIOR SOCCER
TNS general manager Ian Williams says the club will go in the direction that benefits its junior players.
JUNIOR soccer is in turmoil at TNS and two other mid-Wales clubs after a ruling from the Central Wales FA barred them from competing over the border.
TNS fields Under-11, 13 and 15 age group sides in the Shropshire League, but a new edict from the FAW states that all clubs must play in their own association's competitions.
"In the past, central Wales did not have operational leagues at every level, but can now cater for every age category thanks to the creation of the Mid & North Powys Junior League," said CWFA secretary Alun Jones.
"I have contacted the Shropshire League stating that these clubs should not be accepted next season."
TNS general manager Ian Williams insisted that Saints would go in whatever direction the club felt would benefit their junior players.
And Guilsfield FC secretary Ian Jones summed up the problem facing border clubs when he said: "Being based eight miles from the border, competing in Shropshire makes more logistical sense."
Other clubs affected by the ban include Llanymynych Juniors and Waterloo Rovers.
27 May 2021
 
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