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New rebrand name for the National League axed

It has recently been announced that the new rebrand name for the National League has been given the axe.

Back in January, the league organisation made an announcement that the league name will be rebranded from Vanarama to Motorama from the 2019/20 season.

Though following their most recent annual general meeting, the National League will continue to be known as the Vanarama National League. “Motorama” will be the Official Car Leasing Partner.

It doesn’t surprise us to be honest as the name didn’t really feel or sound right. Fans on social media also appeared to mock it.

The league even made up and revealed new looking league logos that would appear around their 68 teams’ grounds.

At the time of the announcement, Chief Executive Officer of The National League, Michael Tattersall said: “Following five seasons as the Vanarama National League, we are delighted to be signing up for a further three seasons as the Motorama National League.

“Our relationship with the Autorama Group goes from strength to strength, and is a classic case of football sponsorship delivering value and helping to create a leading consumer brand.”

Of course the new name now won’t go ahead, meaning their will be no changes to the list of league name sponsorships…

SPONSORSHIPS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

1984–1986: Gola – Gola League
1986–1998: General Motors – GM Vauxhall Conference
1998–2004: Nationwide Building Society – Nationwide Conference
2004–2007: Nationwide Building Society – Nationwide Conference / Nationwide Conference North / Nationwide Conference South
2007–2010: Blue Square – Blue Square Premier / Blue Square North / Blue Square South
2010–2013: Blue Square Bet – Blue Square Bet Premier / Blue Square Bet North / Blue Square Bet South
2013–2014: Skrill – Skrill Premier / Skrill North / Skrill South
2014–2015: Vanarama – Vanarama Conference / Vanarama Conference North / Vanarama Conference South
2015–: Vanarama – Vanarama National League / Vanarama National League North / Vanarama National League South

It was also confirmed that the fixtures are released on Wednesday 3rd July 2019, opening fixtures will take place on Saturday 3rd August 2019, the season finishes on Saturday 25th April 2020, the North & South Promotion Finals on Saturday 9th May 2020 and Vanarama Promotion Final at Wembley on Sunday 10th May 2020.

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