Connect with us

Non League

Decision made on whether to suspend non league football

A decision has been made on whether to suspend non league football following a meeting on Friday with the Premier League and EFL cancelled.

The National League have confirmed there is “nothing further to add at this stage” to yesterday’s guidance saying there is “no rationale” to postpone matches.

www.fanbanter.co.uk – Fan reaction to the latest football news, gossip & funnies

A statement read: “Following a Board meeting held today, the National League has decided to allow matches in its three divisions to proceed as planned this weekend.

“The National League will keep the operation of its competition under constant and diligent review, and will remain in compliance with government advice at all times.

“The Football Association has offered its guidance, and made it clear the decision to continue or to suspend a competition is a matter for each league to make.

“The National League places the welfare and well-being of all those involved in and connected to its competition as the highest priority.

“All Clubs and supporters are encouraged to stay up to date with the latest public health advice, which is available HERE

Harrogate Town have four employees currently under self-isolation for coronavirus and therefore requested postponement of tonight’s match which has been agreed by the league.

Boreham Wood v Torquay United has been postponed, due to the home side’s partnership and groundshare with Arsenal.

The English FA say for grassroots level it’s business as usual as per the government advice. Wales FA have chosen to halt domestic and grassroots football until April. The Scottish FA has suspended all professional and grassroots football in Scotland until further notice.

The Southern League has decided to postpone all games between tomorrow and next Saturday inclusive. The situation will then be reviewed.

The Northern Premier League has decided that all games will go ahead this weekend, with future fixtures being reviewed on Monday 16th March.

The Isthmian League board has decided that as an immediate step matches scheduled for tomorrow and next midweek will be postponed and we will review the situation daily as to when fixtures can recommence.

The Spartan South Midlands Football League were one of the first in non league to suspend their league.

Northern Counties East Football League has decided to postpone all scheduled Premier Division, Division One and League Cup ties with immediate effect.

Essex Senior League said: “As a precautionary measure we have postponed the games of Ilford, Enfield and Tower Hamlets. All players / coaches / managers / volunteers associated with those clubs should self isolate and seek advice from NHS 111”

United Counties League fixtures will go ahead “unless external forces dictate otherwise”.

The Northern League committee has decided to suspend all scheduled fixtures with effect from Saturday 14th March 2020 up until Friday 3rd April 2020.

It has been confirmed that Wessex League games this weekend WILL go ahead as planned.

The decision made on whether to suspend non league football caused a reaction on Twitter…

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Non League