The North West Counties Football League board say they are disappointed with the decision to end the current season with immediate effect.

After yesterday’s announcement that all leagues at Steps 3-6 would have their 2019/20 seasons expunged, the NWCFL released the following statement:

The Board of Directors of The North West Counties Football League held an emergency meeting this evening following the announcement from The Football Association that Season 2019/20 has ended and that the campaign has been declared null and void with all playing records expunged and promotion and relegation being postponed.

The Board acknowledges that we are currently in a global crisis situation that is unprecedented in modern times, and that difficult decisions have to be made. That said, the Board is disappointed in the decision of The FA’s League’s Committee, both in relation to timing of the announcement, which appeared to be rushed, and the lack of clarity the announcement brings, leaving more questions than answers.

The League’s Board understands that there is no ability to appeal this decision under the National League System Rules, however we will be writing to The FA to register our disappointment and to get further information on why they have made the decision and why they discounted other options that were suggested.

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