National League Statement | 20/21 Season

The National League have released an update regarding the start of the new season.

National League Season 2020/21 

Further to a meeting of the National League Board last Friday, the Board has determined the following: 

• The scheduled start date of the 2020/21 Season is Saturday, 3 October 2020

• 46 league fixtures will be scheduled in the National Division, and either 42 or 40 league fixtures will be scheduled in the North and South Divisions. 

• The North and South Divisions will commence the season with The FA Cup Second Qualifying Round on Saturday 3 October. 

• The final league match of the normal season is scheduled for Saturday 29 May 2021

• The end of season play-offs are scheduled to take place in June 2021

Please note the season end date and the scheduling of the play-offs in June is subject to FA approval.


It is expected that the season will commence with spectators present, at a significantly reduced stadium capacity. Updates on this will be provided when we are in a position to release this information to you.


Pre Season Friendlies - update

We've had a lot of queries regarding attending pre-season friendlies. The current guidance is that no fans are allowed to attend these. Please do not make any arrangements/travel plans to attend these until this guidance changes

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