THE future will be mapped out in full for Runcorn FC Halton this Sunday.
A meeting will recommend who goes where in the new-look non-league structure.
Runcorn are undoubtedly heading for Conference North and next season's itinerary is likely to see old rivalries renewed with Northwich Victoria and Stafford Rangers.
However, any decisions taken this weekend will be subject to ratification by the FA National League System Committee who will have members attending.
Leigh RMI join Northwich in relegation from the Nationwide Conference - although doubts over the futures of Telford United and Margate could yet have an impact.
The 13 top-finishing UniBond League Premier Division clubs and play-off winners Bradford Park Avenue will be joined in Conference North by six others.
Stafford, Nuneaton Borough, Worcester City and Moor Green are all opponents known to Run-corn and, along with Hinckley United, who the Linnets have never met, are the likely Midlands candidates.
That would leave one other team to be brought into the Northern division which, like its Southern equivalent, will have 22 teams.
Linnets' chairman Dr Dave Robertson said: 'When you consider the amount of resources, it is a tribute to the manager and players we have got there.
'We are looking for new investment now to strengthen the squad and give players a better chance of success at this new level.
'You can't presume the new standard will have the variability of the Northern Premier (UniBond) League. Consistency is going to be higher and it is going to be a test for us.
'We have a few debts to finish off this season and it is a challenge for the board, Supporters' Club and Linnets Independent Supporters' Trust to do what's necessary.
'We are talking to three or four potential investors about the opportunity provided by playing at Conference level.
'One of the most important things is is gives us a range of local derbies that should increase our average gate considerably and give us some big-match feeling.'
Dr Robertson expects to make a formal announcement within the next week or so regarding the team secretary's position. Debbie Quaile has resigned but will re-main with the club until the end of the month. The chairman wants clarification on whether the resignation also covers her roles of company secretary and director.
Halton & District Junior League stages a festival of football at Pavilions this weekend with group games on Saturday and finals on Sunday.
Sunday's matches share centre stage with two finals - the A Hampson U9s Cup, Heath Park v Pex Hill Village, at 11am and the Stuey Boulton U10s Cup, Halton Grange v Wolves FC at 1pm.