AIRBUS and Cefn Druids' Cymru Premier futures are in doubt after they were both refused a domestic licence by the Football Association of Wales.

The rock-bottom Wingmakers and the Ancients, vying for a place in the end of season play-offs, have also been denied a Uefa licence for the 2020/21 campaign alongside the refusal of a Tier One licence.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the First Instance Body took full consideration of any restrictions the clubs may have encountered in their licence application as a result of the situation.

But Airbus and Druids have failed to meet the criteria, which is based on Sporting: youth and coaching, infrastructure, legal, personnel and administration and financial and codes of practice, although clubs have 10 days to submit an appeal.

Flint Town United's chances of replacing either Airbus or Druids in the top-flight were also dealt a blow as they were denied the Tier One licence, which is required for clubs to participate in the Cymru Premier.

Current Cymru North leaders Prestatyn Town have also been denied a licence in the first instance, alongside Bangor City, Briton Ferry and Swansea University.

There was better news for Connah's Quay Nomads as they were granted a Tier One licence as well as a Uefa licence for the 2020/21 season along with Aberystwyth, Bala, Barry Town United, Caernarfon, Cardiff Met, Carmarthen, Penybont and The New Saints.

Nomads' chairman Victoria Roycroft praised the work of the staff behind the scenes for making the achievement happen;

"I'm delighted that we have achieved both the domestic and European licensing criteria for another season," Roycroft told the club's official website. "It is always a tough time of the year and especially with the recent coronavirus pandemic adding to matters, so I have to praise Tom Houghton and Trevor Green for their time and effort in ensuring that all of the licensing requirements were submitted before the required deadlines."

Newtown have been granted a Tier One licence to remain in the top-flight, while Haverfordwest County, second in Cymru South, saw their promotion hopes given a shot in the arm by gaining a domestic licence.

Buckley Town were one of eight clubs to withdraw their applications alongside Cambrian & Clydach, Colwyn Bay, Cwmamman United, Llandudno, Llanelli, Porthmadog and Rhyl.