ALTHOUGH the Football Association of Wales will not decide until next month whether to cancel the 2020-2021 season for clubs outside the Cymru Premier League, there are growing calls for this to happen forthwith to end uncertainty.

Virtually all Costcutter League clubs, who are in Tier 5 of the FAW structure, have ended training and accepted that it is inevitable the season will not start.

The three South Wales area associations West Wales FA, South Wales FA and Gwent FA are in favour of cancellation and at a special meeting of the Central Wales FA last week, members felt this would be the right way forward.

The FAW is not prepared to extend the season beyond May 31, but the decision was made before the forthcoming lockdown.

Central Wales secretary David Hinton Jones suggested that the last date to start the season should be February 1, but again the lockdown is a big factor.

The Central Wales delegates felt there should be no competitive football, but that friendlies could take place when the time is right.

Costcutter runners-up Cardigan Town chairman Seamus Doherty made it clear some months ago that the season should be scrapped and a new campaign started in July next year.

“We have stopped all training and it is about time the FAW made a hard and fast decision,” he said.

Lampeter Town manager Terry Jones said “We stopped training some weeks ago as there is absolutely no point – we are not going to play any competitive football.”

A player with reigning champions St Dogmaels said: “With no possibility of competitive football, the lads have lost all interest in training.”

A spokesperson for the FAW said: “We are following Welsh Government guidelines and will make an announcement on January 7.”