Bradford (Park Avenue) say the club will not be playing any further fixtures until a final decision on the current season has been made.
Releasing a statement this afternoon in regard to the National League resolutions, the National League North club have explained:
Firstly, in the NL vote, which came to us late on Monday night, we have today voted
- Resolution 1: we voted for the National League North and South to decide their own leagues’ fate
- Resolution 3: (assuming that resolution 1 passes) we voted to null and void the season
- Resolution 4: we voted for the National League North votes to be for null and voiding of the season
The concept that it takes 28 days for all 66 votes to be counted is quite honestly staggering and puts us in a position that would mean we play on for another four weeks, incurring all of the costs associated with that, only to possibly find the league has been null and voided.
As a board, we cannot enter into this type of irresponsible course of actions, so we have written to the board and advised them that until the votes are all in and counted and final decision on the season continuing has been made, we won’t be playing any further matches. In the short-term, this means our games at home this Saturday against Farsley and next Tuesday away at Blyth will not be taking place with a team from Bradford (Park Avenue).
Once the outcome of the vote is known, we have asked the NLB (National League board) to confirm that grants will be forthcoming to enable us to compete further and complete this season’s fixtures.
We can confirm that, due to once again Gareth (Roberts) supporting us, we will be able to start the 21/22 season in the National League North if no grants are forthcoming and the current season is null and voided.