The 2020–21 Ardal NE season (also known as the 2020–21 Lock Stock Ardal NE season for sponsorship reasons) is the first season of the new third-tier northern region football in Welsh football pyramid, part of the Ardal Leagues. Teams will play each other twice on a home and away basis.
The league is made up of 16 teams competing for one automatic promotion place to Cymru North, whilst the second place team will go into a play-off with the second place team of Ardal NW. Three teams will be relegated to Tier 4.
To Ardal NE
Promoted from Mid Wales Football League Division 2
Relegated from Cymru North
|Berriew||Berriew||Berriew Recreational Ground||1,000|
|Bow Street||Rhydypennau||Cae Piod||1,000|
|Cefn Albion||Rhosymedre||The Rock||3,000|
|Chirk AAA||Chirk||Holyhead Road||1,000|
|Corwen||Corwen||War Memorial Park||1,000|
|Four Crosses||Four Crosses||Foxen Manor||1,000|
|Llanfair United||Llanfair Caereinion||Mount Field||2,000|
|Penycae||Pen-y-cae||The SoccerMillion Riverside Arena||2,000|
|Rhos Aelwyd||Rhosllanerchrugog||Ponciau Park||1,000|
|Welshpool Town||Welshpool||Maes y Dre Recreation Ground||3,000|
Source: Ardal NE Ground Information
On 28 July 2020, The Football Association of Wales announced that this league would be named Ardal NE and would be sponsored by Lock Stock Self Storage. Ardal NE & Ardal NW divisions will make up the Ardal Northern region of Tier 3 in the men's Welsh domestic game. 
Since ‘COVID-19’ restrictions have been put in place by FAW. As from Monday 10 August 2020, clubs can train in groups of 15 and contact training will be allowed at all-levels of football. However, competitive and exhibition matches are still not allowed to take place. 
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Berriew||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Promoted to Cymru North|
|2||Bow Street||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualified for the Ardal Northern Play-Off|
|14||Penycae||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Relegated to Tier 4 Leagues|
|Season||Champions||Runner-up||Play-off winner||score||Play-off runner-up||Relegated Teams|
The winner for each respective division’s FAW Fair Play Table will be given £1,000 prize money and the FAW Fair Play Trophy.