BARRY Town United's Jenner Park home has been selected as the venue for the first ever 'C' international between Wales and England, set to take place next month.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Football Association (FA) have confirmed that the landmark fixture will be played on the evening of Tuesday, March 20 (7.30pm), with the cream of Wales’ domestic divisions pitted against the best of England’s non-league system.

Former JD Welsh Premier League boss Mark Jones has been appointed the Wales C manager and will select his squad exclusively from the Welsh pyramid, a scene Jones himself is more than familiar with.

“I’m very proud and honoured to be appointed to this role”, revealed the Cardiff-based coach.

“I was fortunate enough to take Carmarthen and Port Talbot into Europe and am relishing the challenge on March 20th”.

“I have been involved with our national league for over twenty years and honestly don’t feel that the standard of domestic football in Wales gains the credit it deserves.

“Of course, England will offer very tough opposition and I’m sure that it will be a great occasion, which can hopefully be repeated on a regular basis."

Jones’ Wales squad will converge for a training camp in Newtown on Sunday, March 4, before meeting up in Cardiff a fortnight later to finalise their preparations for the international in Barry.

Meanwhile, England are expected to bring a squad packed with National League talent, with the likes of Dagenham and Redbridge, Kidderminster Harriers and York City represented in their latest outings.

Among those to have worn the England C shirt in recent years have been the Cardiff City pairing of Lee Tomlin and Omar Bogle, Newport County’s Marlon Jackson and Watford striker Andre Gray, as well as Millwall’s Steve Morison; who would later switch allegiance to Wales, winning 20 full caps.

Further information for the Wales vs England C international at Jenner Park, including admission details, will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

For Barry meanwhile, preparations continue for the club's Phase Two opener against Aberystwyth Town on Saturday, February 3 (4.15pm kick-off).

Speaking after his team was confirmed for the Play-off Conference, Barry manager Gavin Chesterfield shared his thoughts on the ongoing current transfer window.

"There's some substantial monies being shared, which, at the moment, we're not at the stage we can compete with," said Chesterfield.

"We've got to grow the club first.

"It would be nice to get one or two in, just to help the lads. But if we go in with what we've got, I know I've got a great group.

"Having Ryan Newman back fit is like a new signing itself and I can't wait to see what he can do in the phase two games".

Newman, a former professional with Newport County, scored Barry's first goal of the season at Jenner Park in August against Aberystwyth.

However, the midfielder broke his ankle in the fourth game against Newtown, ruling him out of contention for a number of months.

Among the recent transfers of note, Barry's Play-off Conference rivals Llandudno have snapped up former Wrexham star Wes Baynes, while long-serving Bangor City midfielder Damien Allen has made the move to Abersytwyth where he will link up with former boss Nev Powell.