TADCASTER Albion, Pickering Town and Selby Town will all compete in new-look divisions from next season as part of a regionalised restructure of the non-league system.

The Football Association (FA) have reshaped Steps 4 to 6 of the football pyramid ahead of competitive getting back underway from August.

These measures have been taken in order to reduce the travel costs for clubs and provide more income through localised matches, which should financially support the game as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

Tadcaster and Pickering, formerly of the Northern Premier League (NPL) north/west division, will compete in the NPL east division at Step 4.

19 clubs will compete in that division. They are: Bridlington Town, Brighouse Town, Cleethorpes Town, Dunston, Frickley Athletic, Hebburn Town, Lincoln United, Liversedge, Marske United, Ossett United, Pickering, Pontefract Collieries, Sheffield, Shildon, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Stockton Town, Tadcaster, Worksop Town and Yorkshire Amateur.

Selby remain in the Northern Counties East League division one (Step 6), which has five new clubs joining.

The 21 clubs in the division are: Armthorpe Welfare, Brigg Town CIC, Clipstone, Dronfield Town, East Hull, Glasshoughton Welfare, Hall Road Rangers, Hallam, Harrogate Railway Athletic, North Ferriby, Nostell Miners Welfare, Ollerton, Parkgate, Retford, Rossington Main, Selby, Shirebrook Town, Swallownest, Teversal, Worsborough Bridge Athletic.

Explaining the measures, which are subject to FA Council ratification, a statement released by the FA read: “The restructure will have a positive impact on a significant number of clubs, supporting them with reduced travel and costs and providing greater opportunities for generating income via localised fixtures.”

Elsewhere, Tadcaster defender Ioan Evans has joined NPL premier division side Stalybridge Celtic.

Evans joined Tadcaster in 2019 and leaves with the best wishes of the Brewers.

An Albion spokesperson said: "We wish Iain well as he steps back up to the premier division. It is no more than he deserves."