Leagues and FA considering season outcome after survey response

The FA’s Alliance & Leagues Committees are considering the options to finish the 2020/21 season from steps 3-6 of the National League system after clubs submitted their wishes via a survey.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 5:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 5:06 pm
A decision on how to conclude the 2020/21 season could be imminent

The FA statement said: "The FA would like to provide an update in relation to the recent survey sent to clubs at Steps 3 to 6 of the National League System.

"Submissions were made by 99.1% of clubs at Steps 3 and 4 and 95.8% of clubs at Steps 5 and 6.

"The FA would like to thank the clubs for submitting their views and the time taken in providing responses at what we appreciate it an incredibly challenging time for everyone.

"The FA’s Alliance & Leagues Committees now have a large amount of data and information to consider before determining a proposed way forward.

"Ultimately any proposal made by the committees will be put to FA Council for consideration. FA Council will then make any final decision on a way forward.

"The Alliance and Leagues Committees recognise the desire for clubs to be updated whilst these issues are being carefully considered.

"Therefore, both Committees commit to providing updates to Leagues and Clubs as the process progresses; and remain mindful of the difficulties faced by clubs at present. Further information will follow in due course."