FA Council ratify decision to end 2019-20 season in non-League and women's game

Thursday 09 Apr 2020
The FA Council met on Thursday 9 April

The FA Council has today ratified the decision to conclude the 2019-20 season across Steps 3-7 of the National League System, Tiers 3 to 7 of the women’s football pyramid and the wider grassroots game.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working collaboratively with the leagues within the National League System, the Women’s Football Board, the Women’s Football Conference and the wider grassroots game to identify the most appropriate way to conclude the 2019-20 season at each level.

The request to end the 2019-20 season was taken to the FA Council by the representatives of the relevant committees having been fully supported by the FA Board.

The FA Council’s vote today was overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying the decision.

For further information on the process involved in this decision and how we worked with committee and league representatives to agree these steps, please visit the following accounts:-

Laurence Jones, The FA’s Head of National League System

Kelly Simmons, FA Director of Women’s Professional Game

By FA Staff