SOUTHERN LEAGUE clubs survey on lockdown season

pitchingin  southernThe Southern Football League board, together with fellow Trident Leagues, has reviewed the implications of the latest government lockdown - including further suspending all fixtures until and including March 6. 

A Southern League statement released today by operations manager Jason Mills revealed: “The matter was also discussed at length by the FA’s Alliance Committee earlier this week.”

Steps three and four clubs in the National League System are set to be surveyed by the Football Association to provide views on whether the 2020/21 season should be terminated and, if not, what the alternative should be.

Independent of the survey, all three Trident League’s boards – Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern League - hold the view “the season should cease immediately and be declared null and void" says today’s statement.

“The ultimate decision lies with the FA Council, following a proposal made by the Alliance Committee but no proposal will be drafted until clubs’ views have been collated and assessed."

In the meantime, the Southern Football League is postponing all fixtures up to and including Saturday March 6 since there is no suggestion the national lockdown will be lifted prior to that date.

“The league will continue to provide its member clubs with updates as and when it is able to do so,” concludes the statement.

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