Along with other clubs at Step 3 and 4, we received a statement from the Trident Leagues with an update on the 2020/21 season.
The Tridents Leagues view is to have the season declared Null and Void, as it was last season.
Any decision will need to be approved by the FA, and before a decision is made all clubs will be contacted by the FA to complete a survey, giving their views.
The football club will make a further statement once we have had contact from the FA.
The full statement is below;
The board of the Northern Premier League has, together with our fellow Trident Leagues, reviewed
the implications of the latest government lockdown. The matter was also discussed at length by The
FA’s Alliance Committee earlier this week.
In order to reach a decision that will apply across Steps 3 & 4 in the National League System, and
which is informed by the views of all clubs at Steps 3 & 4, you will shortly be asked by the Football
Association to provide your club’s views on whether the 2020/21 season should be terminated and,
if not, what the alternative should be. This will take the form of a short survey.
Independent of that survey, all three of the Trident League’s boards hold the view that the season
should cease immediately and be declared null and void.
The ultimate decision lies with The FA Council, following a proposal made by the Alliance Committee
but no proposal will be drafted until clubs’ views have been collated and assessed.
In the meantime, the Northern Premier League is postponing all fixtures up to and including
Saturday 6th March since there is no suggestion that the national lockdown will be lifted prior to this