Clubs from across Brecon and Radnorshire discovered their fate when the first qualifying round draws were made for both the JD Welsh Cup and Dragon Signs FAW Amateur Trophy.

The tie of the round in the JD Welsh Cup sees arch rivals Builth Wells and Brecon Corries clash on the Lant Field on Saturday, July 27. The two teams last met competitively during the 2021/22 season when plying their trade in the then MMP Central Wales League (East). The two teams played out a goalless draw on the opening day of the campaign at the Rich Field in July 2021, with Danny Ives and Luke Roughley dismissed following an altercation, before the Bulls won 5-3 on home turf just before Christmas and both teams once again lost a player to a red card. Builth Wells finished in fourth position in Lock Stock North East last term and the Corries concluded the 2023/24 season in seventh place in Floodlighting and Electrical Services Ardal South East.

Radnor Valley will be looking to enjoy an extended run in the nation's premier cup competition when they head to Montgomeryshire to face MMP Central Wales League (North) opponents Carno. The Goats's league rivals, Llandrindod Wells, will know far less about their opponents after they were drawn at home to Mountain Rangers. The Rhosgadfan-based club finished in the lower-half of the North Wales Coast League West First Division last term and are based five miles from Caernarfon.

Knighton Town are the only local club from outside tier three competing in this season's JD Welsh Cup and have been handed a tough draw when Cefn Albion visit Bryn-y-Castell. The Wrexham-based outfit finished in seventh position in Lock Stock Ardal North East last season and are expected to challenge for promotion this time around.

There were mixed fortunes for local teams in the Dragon Signs FAW Amaeur Trophy first qualifying round draw as three teams were drawn at home and two will be on the road.

Llandrindod Wells face more familiar opposition as Montgomery Town head to The Broadway on Saturday, August 3. The Canaries lifted the Emrys Morgan Cup last season and finished runners-up to Kerry in the MMP Central Wales League (North). Hay St Mary's are rebuilding following their relegation from tier three and the Saints welcome MMP Central Wales League (North) club Trewern United to Forest Road. Radnor Valley will be heading north again after being drawn away to Dyffryn Banw of the MMP Central Wales League (North) and Brecon Corries face a trip into the unknown when they head to Nantyglo of the Autocentre Gwent Premier League First Division.

Penybont United are the only local team from below tier three to enter this season's competition but the Polecats have been handed a tough assignment when MMP Central Wales League (North) champions Kerry head to The Racecourse.