The FA Council have ratified the decision to end the current Step 3-6 league season.

The FA’s alliance and leagues committee had recommended the campaign be brought to an immediate close back on 24th February.

That was pending ratification by The FA Council, which has today been confirmed.

It was explained last month: “During this process, taking into account views of clubs and leagues, it was decided that extending the 2020-21 league season beyond the end of May 2021 would not be a viable option. This was due to various considerations, including the financial implications for many clubs, player contracts and the extent of the fixture scheduling issues caused by the national lockdown and various postponements which had resulted in there being 81 per cent of matches left to complete for Steps 3 and 4, and 75 per cent at Steps 5 and 6.”

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