The board of the Northern Premier League, in conjunction with their fellow Trident Leagues, has reviewed the implications of the latest government lockdown, and the matter was also discussed at length by The Football Association's Alliance Committee earlier this week. Clubs will be asked shortly by the F.A.’to provide their club’s views on whether the 2020/21 season should be terminated and, If not, what the alternative might be. This will take the form of a short survey.
Independent of that survey, all three of the Trident League’s boards hold the view that the season should cease immediately and be declared null and void. The ultimate decision lies with The F.A. Council, but no proposal will be drafted to them until clubs’ views have been collated and assessed.
In the meantime, the Northern Premier League is postponing all fixtures up to and including Saturday 6th March since there is no suggestion that the national lockdown will be lifted prior to this date.
We shall continue to provide updates as and when we are able to do so.