Premier League hands down £2 million to The National League, who ask their clubs to vote to determine the outcome of the 2019-20 season
An update on the situation in The National League.
“The National League Board has met today and resolved the following issues on behalf of the competition.
£2m of funds have been gratefully received from the Premier League, which is money brought forward from the 2020-21 season.
This money will be distributed next week as an advanced payment to Clubs.
A further email will be sent to Clubs to explain the relevant conditions.
The amount for National Division Clubs is £58,333 and the amount for North and South Clubs is £13,636.
The net amount paid may be subject to deductions for monies owed in the usual way.
The Board has approved an Ordinary Resolution for Clubs. This resolution is resolve that the Playing Season (as defined in The FA Standardised Membership Rules 2019/20 Season of the Company, i.e. The National League, National League North and National League South) shall immediately end for all fixtures scheduled up to and including 25th April 2020.
The Board recommends Clubs vote for this resolution. The resolution itself will be sent by email later today with explanatory notes.
If the Ordinary Resolution is passed and the remaining ‘normal season’ league matches of the season are cancelled, the League will then immediately proceed with a poll of North and South Clubs to determine the outcomes of the season across those divisions.
This will be followed by a vote to determine the outcomes of the season in the National Division. The appropriate options to determine the outcomes of the season are being diligently prepared and will be approved by the Board before they are sent to Clubs in due course.”