National League System: Clubs still await a decision regarding 2020-21 football season

Friday 12th February 2021

The National League System has issued the following statement:

"The National League System Team wish to provide the following update to Clubs in relation to the potential continuation or curtailment of the 2020/21 season at Steps Three to Six of the National League System (NLS).

The Alliance Committee (Steps Three and Four) and Leagues Committee (Steps Five and Six) met on 8 and 9 February, respectively, to discuss the data that was collated following the recent surveys circulated to Clubs at this level of the game.

During discussions, the Committees acknowledged the likelihood that the Prime Minister will set out a ‘roadmap’ to the nation on 22 February as to how Government intend to begin to reduce the current COVID-19 restrictions.

Given that any such update from the Government on 22 February may provide the Committees with additional, relevant information to help determine the preferred route forward, they have agreed to reconvene after this date.

In addition, the Alliance Committee are also conscious of the ongoing process the National League (Steps One and Two) are undertaking and the potential impact this could have on any actions the Committee may choose to take.

There will be an update provided in due course."

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