Southern League Announce Outcome Of Restart Vote

Southern League Clubs have voted in favour of delay to the restart of the current season.

Member clubs have been voting for the past two days on a resolution to the restart of the current season, that was halted due to the second national lockdown.

The Isthmian League and Northern Premier League will follow the same proposal.

A joint statement on the Southern League website reads:

“Following consultation with Member Clubs and discussions between the Steps 3 & 4 leagues, the following statement is made.

“The Clubs in membership of the Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues (the Trident Leagues) met earlier this week to consider the challenges and issues brought about by the reintroduction of Tiers after the raising of the nationwide lockdown with effect from yesterday.

“The clubs were asked to vote on a proposition that the pause in fixtures be continued with a regular review in light of changes to the Tiers and/or grants becoming available.

“The first review to be no later than 16th December. The total votes cast by the 224 Clubs show a substantial number of Clubs in agreement with the proposition. The matter has been considered today and is subject to comment by The FA.

“A further statement will be issued in due course.”

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