Scarborough Athletic boss Darren Kelly calls for financial intervention for non league clubs

Scarborough Athletic manager Darren Kelly has urged the football authorities and the wealthiest in the game to back non-league clubs amid the chaos of the coronavirus.

By Daniel Gregory
Thursday, 19th March 2020, 11:42 am
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 11:43 am
Boro boss Darren Kelly
Boro boss Darren Kelly

The BetVictor Northern Premier League has been suspended until further notice and Kelly has urged those in a position to do so to help out.

“If the authorities turn their back on the non-league then clubs will start to struggle and potentially cease,” said the Boro boss.

“The Premier League and the richest clubs and associations in the game really do have the responsibility to step in and offer their support to the non-league, who need it the most.

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“It’s early days at the moment, I am sure we’ll be having discussions with the club in the near future to try and ensure we’re ok.”

Boro have eight games remaining to be played in the 2019/20 season, nine if they qualify for the North Riding Senior Cup final, including four home fixtures scheduled.

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