Applications from both have been approved by the BWPL Committee. It means that composition of the eight-team lowest divisions will look like this at the start of the 2018/19 season:
Women's Division 3: Five lowest-placed teams from Championship 2 this season, plus Rotherham and two sides that dropped out after the first phase of the current campaign, Liverpool Water Beatles and Sunderland. Leeds Hammerheads have withdrawn.
Men's Division 5: Five lowest-placed teams from Championship 4 this season, plus the Army and two returning teams, Bedford and Chelmsford. Warwick have withdrawn.
It means that play-offs are not required at the end of the current season.