On Twitter this morning the official NCEL feed posted the following over a few tweets...
"Due to the increased number of league games this season, the Baris #NCEL Management Board has decided that the President's Cup and Wilkinson Sword Trophy are to be rested for the 2012/13 season. The League Cup remains as normal and the situation with the other two Cup competitions will be reviewed at the end of the season. More details on the league website this evening."
So, no Wilkinson Sword Trophy to battle for, but we still have the League Cup, the Notts Saturday Senior Trophy, the FA Carlsberg Vase, and hopefully we'll have a place in the FA Cup.
The draws for the FA Cup, FA Vase and FA Youth Cups are due on Friday 6th July.
The dates for the early rounds of the FA Competition are...
FA CUP with Budweiser
11 Aug : Extra-Preliminary Round
25 Aug : Preliminary Round
08 Sep : 1st Qualifying Round
22 Sep : 2nd Qualifying Round
06 Oct : 3rd Qualifying Round
FA Carlsberg VASE
01 Sep : 1st Qualifying Round
15 Sep : 2nd Qualifying Round
13 Oct : 1st Round Proper
17 Nov : 2nd Round Proper
...and Notts FA have given the following dates for the Senior Cup...
NOTTS FA SATURDAY SENIOR TROPHY
06 Oct : Round 1
17 Nov : Round 2
01 Dec : Round 3