It has now been confirmed that Brian Barwick OBE will be stepping down as National League chairman.

It was reported yesterday by The Times’ Matt Lawton that the former FA chief executive was set to resign.

The league have now confirmed that Barwick will be stepping down at the end of the current season.

He said as part of a statement: “After careful consideration, I formally told the National League board in February that I intended to step down at the end of the 2020/21 season. I think it is the right time to relinquish the role and give somebody else the great privilege of leading the organisation.

“Since 2015, I believe the competition has continued to grow in stature and profile, sent strong clubs up into the EFL and built up a formidable and loyal set of commercial and broadcast partnerships. Our 66 clubs remain the lifeblood of our competition and a vital part of their local communities – and that’s what makes our league so special.

“I also acknowledge just how tough it has been for many of our clubs over the past 12 months facing the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID pandemic.”

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