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  1. Wood begin pre season training and trials on 14th July. Numerous ground improvements - http://wibbandune.simplesite.com/417805989
  2. At this moment in time, most of the issues that affect steps 1 to 6 will affect 7 and below ie changing facilities. Unless there is a 2nd spike, I see no reason why all football could not resume in September.
  3. SUMMARY OF FA MEETING TODAY WITH STEP 5 & 6 LEAGUES: Firstly the FA produced a series of slides for their presentation which they have said will be emailed out later today. The meeting obviously went into more details than the slides and each league was able to ask a question. Summarising the main points: THIS SUMMER Even if a league at a higher step has a vacancy caused by a club folding or requesting voluntary relegation, NO Promotion will occur and that league will run short. The FA will look at applications to enter the pyramid to fill a vacancy (AFC Bury and Isle of Mann were only ones mentioned). FUNDING The FA National Game have had a 38% cut in funding. This will impact all NLS leagues who will no longer receive FA Development funding, but they will still receive Administration grants at current level. FA Vase prize money will be reduced by approx 6% COMPETITIONS It is the FA’s ambition still to run the FA Cup & FA Vase in full, BUT that may not be possible and certainly with the FA Cup they are contractually bound to have the FA Cup 3rd Rd on the opening weekend of January, so the dates and numbers of earlier rounds may be affected by that. The non-league final day at Wembley is subject to the FA calendar given that Euro 2020 matches now have to fit into 2021. Consideration is being given to do away with Replays in both Cup & Vase to aid fitting in league fixtures. If the season does not start in August then League and County Cups cannot be run in the traditional formats during the league playing season, but possible that new ways could be found to run Cups. RESTARTING NLS FOOTBALL The FA stated that NLS will only re-start when the Dept of Media, Culture & Sport (DCMS) gives approval AND subject to any conditions that the DCMS makes. Games cannot re-start at Steps 1 to 7 of the NLS without spectators, AND ALL STEPS ARE TIED TOGETHER on a restart date (eg Step 6 cannot start whilst Step 3 is not allowed and vice versa) Football BELOW Step 7 where no admission is taken may start on a different date and is subject to specific “grass-roots” Govt guidance. The FA are working on various scenarios as to when and how it affects the programme of games, this was explained as: August – A normal season September/October – Full League seasons to be priority with NO League or County Cups November/January – Not possible for a full league season to be played and in this situation either half seasons (play each other once) or splitting divisions in half (probably on geographics) so that in our case we have 4 divisions of 10 rather than 2 of 20 Later than January – Worse case scenario with re-structure and leagues maybe held over again until 2021/22 season. Whilst NOT a commitment or guarantee by any means, the FA said the most likely current scenario would be September. Pre-Season – The FA stated a pre-season would occur before commencement of matches, but they were not prepared to say what duration in weeks that timeframe would be. End of season – Flexibility to go into May rather than the last weekend of April, but again this would really depend on the starting date of the season. Possible agreement prior to restarting so that if a 2nd spike forced another curtailment of next season, that the leagues could be awarded based on the percentage of games actually played at that time – details to follow. CLUBS The FA will require ALL CLUBS to produce and publish a Risk assessment and/or action plans to ensure they are Covid secure. This is specifically for clubs that are neither “elite” nor “grassroots” and will cover such things as: Return to full training / matches Use of facilities including clubhouses, dressing rooms etc Travel The volunteer workforce at each club The FA are currently writing a guidance paper on this and it will follow to clubs in the near future. Ground Grading: The FA have built into the temporary changes to regulations some flexibility regarding ground grading dates, whilst no specific date or rule has been changed, the FA stated that it is “Not the intention to relegate any clubs for work that Covid has meant they have been unable to do.” Next FA Leagues meeting on July 14th .
  4. Just wondering what people's thoughts are regarding next season. Assuming the constitution remains the same as last season. I guess the 2 main questions are when it might start and what will happen re FA Cup and FA Vase for lower non league clubs? https://fanbanter.co.uk/non-league-minnows-could-be-excluded-from-the-fa-cup-if-next-season-is-delayed/?fbclid=IwAR0MyLSbhXQONMqTy9z21mJgGZ3DLEyduucO4_PIn-4-LA9epT6_-LjzKKg
  5. Step 5 & 6 Non League Projections 2020/21 Timescale for allocations. As anticipated, owing to the fact that Step 5 is gaining two divisions, the projected Club allocations for Step 5 are extremely close to those predicted at the outset 2 At Step 6 the landscape is more challenging in so much that we do not know at this stage which Clubs will be promoted from Step 7. 1 The FA’s Leagues Committee agree to draft Step 5/6 Club allocations 12 May 2020 2 Clubs proposed for lateral movement are informed and any Club wishing to lodge its views as to the proposed lateral movement has 7 days in which to do so Clubs informed on 12 May 2020, have until 5pm on 19 May 2020 to lodge views 3 Views are considered as and when they arrive, with final views being considered on evening of 19 May deadline 12 to 19 May 2020 4 Step 5/6 Club allocations released 21 May 2020 Step 4 and Step 5 The Clubs finishing in last place in each of the seven divisions at Step 4 at the end of the Regular Season will take part in Step 4/5 Play Off matches against a Step 5 Club. A total of 24 Clubs will be automatically promoted to Step 4. These Clubs will be: Combined Counties League Champion Club Eastern Counties League Champion Club Essex Senior League Champion Club Hellenic League Champion Club Midland League Champion Club North West Counties League Champion Club, 2nd and 3rd placed Clubs Northern League Champion Club, 2nd and 3rd placed Clubs Northern Counties East League Champion Club, 2nd and 3rd placed Clubs Southern Counties East League Champion Club Spartan South Midlands League Champion Club Southern Combination Champion Club United Counties League Champion Club Wessex League Champion Club Western League Champion Club In addition to the above, the remaining second placed Clubs will be ranked on points per game (then goal difference, then goals scored if required) with the four highest placed Clubs also receiving automatic promotion. The remaining seven second placed Clubs will take part in the Step 4/5 Play Off matches on a single match basis at the ground of the Step 4 Club they are drawn against. Where possible, the draw for the Play Off matches will be regionalised. The winners of these Step 4/5 Play Off matches will be allocated to Step 4. The Clubs to be promoted from Step 5 will be allocated to the most geographically appropriate division at Step 4. Step 5 and Step 6 The Clubs in the bottom place in each of the fourteen divisions at Step 5 at the end of the Regular Season will be ranked on a points per match basis (then goal difference, then goals scored if required) - the twelve lowest will be relegated and placed in the most geographically appropriate division of Step 6. These Clubs will be replaced by the Clubs in first and second position of the two divisions operated by the South West Peninsula League and the Clubs placed in first, second, third and fourth positions in the remaining eighteen Leagues at Step 6 at the end of the Regular Season. Step 6 and 7 At the end of the Regular Playing Season the Clubs in the bottom two positions of each of the twenty Step 6 divisions will be liable to relegation. All Step 7 Clubs seeking promotion to Step 6 must make application using the prescribed form direct to The Association, copied to their existing League, by 31st December in the relevant year. In order to be considered for promotion Clubs must finish in 1st position in their Step 7 league. If the Club finishing in 1st position does not wish to be promoted or fails to meet the entry criteria then the club finishing in 2nd position will be eligible for promotion. If the club in 2nd position does not seek promotion or fails to meet the entry criteria then clubs down to 5th position may be considered for promotion provided that they meet the appropriate entry criteria. Clubs finishing below 5th position may not be considered for promotion and, for this season only, more than one club may be considered from each League. Each application must be accompanied by the agreed application fee, as determined by the Committee, which is nonrefundable. No more than 40 Clubs will be promoted from Step 7. If more than 40 Clubs are eligible for promotion they will be chosen based on a points per match basis. Where the eligible Clubs count does not reach 40 in number, reprieves of Step 6 Clubs shall come into effect on a points per match basis.
  6. Saturday 8th February CORINTHIAN v SPORTING KHALSA BRADFORD TOWN v LEIGHTON TOWN CONSETT v DEAL TOWN or BINFIELD PLYMOUTH PARKWAY v WEST AUCKLAND TOWN LONGRIDGE TOWN v HEBBURN TOWN WROXHAM v STOWMARKET TOWN BITTON v SUTTON COMMON ROVERS ATHERSTONE TOWN v WORCESTER CITY or COVENTRY UNITED
  7. Preliminary Round Tooting & Mitcham United 1-2 Frimley Green Westfield 2-0 Spelthorne Sports South Park 2-1 Redhill Leatherhead 5-2 Camberley Town Sheerwater 1-3 Egham Town Molesey 3-3 Croydon (6-5 pens) Banstead Athletic 1-0 Walton Casuals Chertsey Town 4-0 Carshalton Athletic 1st Round Raynes Park Vale v Leatherhead (TBC) Alfold 2-2 South Park (SPFC pens) Woking 2-1 Chertsey Town Banstead Athletic v Merstham Egham Town v Frimley Green (17th Dec) Cobham 0-1 Chipstead Kingstonian 5-1 Knaphill Sutton Common Rovers v Westfield (11th Dec) Metropolitan Police 2-1 Corinthian-Casuals Lingfield v Whyteleafe (11th Dec - TBC) Virginia Water 1-2 AFC Croydon Athletic Sutton United 3-0 Horley Town Ashford Town 1-1 Guildford City (3-4 pens) Dorking Wanderers 5-0 Abbey Rangers Colliers Wood United 3-4 Badshot Lea Molesey 0-0 AFC Wimbledon (4-5 pens) 2nd Round South Park v AFC Wimbledon Raynes Park Vale or Leaterhead v Sutton United Woking v Kingstonian Dorking Wanderers v Sutton Common Rovers or Westfield Banstead Athletic or Merstham v Egham Town or Frimley Green Chipstead v Met Police Badshot Lea v Lingfield or Whyteleafe AFC Croydon Athletic v Guildford City
  8. WORCESTER CITY v COVENTRY UNITED STOCKTON TOWN v MALVERN TOWN or ATHERSTONE TOWN VAUXHALL MOTORS v HEBBURN TOWN CONGLETON TOWN or LONGRIDGE TOWN v AFC MANSFIELD or NEWARK FLOWSERVE WYTHENSHAWE TOWN or CONSETT v LUTTERWORTH TOWN WEST AUCKLAND TOWN v WALSALL WOOD SOUTH NORMANTON ATHLETIC v WROXHAM SPORTING KHALSA v KIRKLY & PAKEFIELD STOWMARKET TOWN v GLEBE CHATHAM TOWN v CORINTHIAN BITTON v WARMINSTER TOWN EYNESBURY ROVERS v LEIGHTON TOWN DEAL TOWN v BINFIELD STANWAY ROVERS or WOODBRIDGE TOWN v PLYMOUTH PARKWAY BUCKLAND ATHLETIC v BRADFORD TOWN CHRISTCHURCH v LANCING or SUTTON COMMON ROVERS
  9. UPDATE Preliminary Round Tooting & Mitcham United 1-2 Frimley Green Westfield 2-0 Spelthorne Sports South Park 2-1 Redhill Leatherhead 5-2 Camberley Town Sheerwater 1-3 Egham Town Molesey 3-3 Croydon (6-5 pens) Banstead Athletic v Walton Casuals (3rd Dec) Chertsey Town 4-0 Carshalton Athletic 1st Round Raynes Park Vale v Leatherhead (26th Nov) Alfold v South Park (26th Nov) Woking v Chertsey Town (3rd Dec) Banstead Athletic or Walton Casuals v Merstham Egham Town v Frimley Green (26th Nov) Cobham v Chipstead (3rd Dec) Kingstonian 5-1 Knaphill Sutton Common Rovers v Westfield (11th Dec) Metropolitan Police v Corinthian-Casuals (3rd Dec) Lingfield v Whyteleafe (26th Nov) Virginia Water v AFC Croydon Athletic (26th Nov) Sutton United 3-0 Horley Town Ashford Town 1-1 Guildford City (3-4 pens) Dorking Wanderers 5-0 Abbey Rangers Colliers Wood United 3-4 Badshot Lea Molesey v AFC Wimbledon (26th Nov)
  10. UPDATE 1st Round 1 Guildford City 2-3 Hanworth Villa 2 Eversley & California 2-4 Balham 3 Tooting Bec 2-4 Bedfont & Feltham 4 FC Deportivo Galicia 2-9 AFC Hayes 5 Badshot Lea 3-1 Redhill 6 Colliers Wood United 4-2 British Airways 7 Egham Town 0-2 Raynes Park Vale 8 Spelthorne Sports v Chessington & Hook United (3rd Dec) 9 Godalming Town 0-4 CB Hounslow United 2nd Round 1 Ash United 2-2 Bagshot (AET - 4-1 pens) 2 Westside 2-1 Southall 3 Hanworth Villa 2-3 Jersey Bulls 4 Abbey Rangers 1-0 Raynes Park Vale 5 CB Hounslow United v Balham (10th Dec) 6 Camberley Town v Colliers Wood United (10th Dec) 7 Bedfont & Feltham 1-5 Knaphill 8 Frimley Green 3-7 Ascot United (AET - 3-3 90 mins) 9 Sutton Common Rovers v Spelthorne Sports or Chessington & Hook United 10 Sandhurst Town 2-1 Cove 11 Banstead Athletic v AFC Hayes (10th Dec) 12 Molesey 3-1 Kensington & Ealing Borough 13 Cobham 2-4 Fleet Spurs 14 Badshot Lea v Dorking Wanderers Reserves (3rd Dec) 15 Sheerwater 4-2 Epsom & Ewell 16 Farnham Town 3-0 Walton & Hersham 3rd Round Sandhurst Town v Badshot Lea or Dorking Wanderers Reserves Banstead Athletic or AFC Hayes v Sheerwater Camberley Town or Colliers Wood United v Farnham Town Jersey Bulls v Fleet Spurs Abbey Rangers v Knaphill CB Hounslow United or Balham v Ascot United Molesey v Sutton Common Rovers, Spelthorne Sports or Chessington & Hook United Ash United v Westside
  11. UPDATE 13th November 2019 - 10 teams through to Round 3 so far 1st Round 1 Guildford City 2-3 Hanworth Villa 2 Eversley & California 2-4 Balham 3 Tooting Bec 2-4 Bedfont & Feltham 4 FC Deportivo Galicia 2-9 AFC Hayes 5 Badshot Lea 3-1 Redhill 6 Colliers Wood United 4-2 British Airways 7 Egham Town 0-2 Raynes Park Vale 8 Spelthorne Sports v Chessington & Hook United (3rd Dec) 9 Godalming Town 0-4 CB Hounslow United 2nd Round 1 Ash United 2-2 Bagshot (AET - 4-1 pens) 2 Westside 2-1 Southall 3 Hanworth Villa 2-3 Jersey Bulls 4 Abbey Rangers v Raynes Park Vale (19th Nov) 5 CB Hounslow United v Balham (TBC) 6 Camberley Town v Colliers Wood United (TBC) 7 Bedfont & Feltham 1-5 Knaphill 8 Frimley Green 3-7 Ascot United (AET - 3-3 90 mins) 9 Sutton Common Rovers v Spelthorne Sports or Chessington & Hook United 10 Sandhurst Town 2-1 Cove 11 Banstead Athletic v AFC Hayes (TBC) 12 Molesey 3-1 Kensington & Ealing Borough 13 Cobham 2-4 Fleet Spurs 14 Badshot Lea v Dorking Wanderers Reserves (10th Dec) 15 Sheerwater 4-2 Epsom & Ewell 16 Farnham Town 3-0 Walton & Hersham
  12. So we have in round 3 21 Deal Town v Southall 23 Corinthian v Ascot United 24 Lancing v Sutton Common Rovers
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