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Until further notice.....
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Author:  paulthepen [ Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Until further notice.....

A message from Chair of the board Adrian Seddon reads:

Following our exit from the FA Cup, all first team and women's football activity at the club is now suspended in line with government lock-down restrictions and the suspensions of our leagues.

As a educational provider, the academy will continue with an academic and training program but matches are also suspended.

As of Tuesday 10th November the club offices will be closed until further notice following the government restrictions on the opening of sport's stadia and facilities and the stay at home message. There will be no access to the stadium for supporters and the general public during the lock-down (other than one NHS related course which is exempt from the restrictions and the club is working to continue to facilitate) so please do not come to reception or the stadium and seek entry. Staff other than our academy staff will be furloughed with immediate effect. The food hub is needed more than ever in times of lock-down and will continue to service the needs of our community.

With immediate effect the club's phone lines will no longer be manned and only checked sporadically and the main email address will no longer be regularly monitored. We ask that if your query can wait until after lock-down please don't contact the club at this time. However, any more urgent inquires should be addressed to the following:

Club matters to the board:

Sponsorship and commercial matters:

Season ticket and membership matters (note although we had began to send out membership cards this will now be postponed until we come out of lock-down):

Any queries to these emails will be picked up by volunteers so please be patient.

Thanks to all of you who helped showcase the club to the country last weekend, especially those who did so knowing they wouldn't get into the game. We can be proud of what we've achieved so far this season on and off the field and we will hopefully soon be back. Stay safe and see you on the other side.

FC's next scheduled game is away to Basford United on December 5th (edit - now postponed)

3rd December c/o Adrian Seddon: It is now confirmed our home fixture against Atherton on 8th Dec is postponed along with all NPL fixtures on that date

4th December: An edited update for supporters c/o Adrian Seddon

The league had been due to resume week commencing 7th December following the end of lock-down. The majority of NPL clubs are now situated in tier 3.

At a meeting of clubs organised by all 3 leagues on Tuesday 1st December, the league confirmed that, unlike the period prior to lock-down, the restrictions on spectators would apply to our level of grassroots football and that, unlike arrangements with Steps 1 & 2 when similar restrictions had prevented them from playing with spectators, no financial support had been offered to compensate clubs at steps 3 & 4. The clubs were asked to vote on a proposal that “that steps 3 and 4 continue the current pause in the season with a regular review in the light of changes to the current Tiers and/or grants becoming available".

The clubs voted overwhelmingly that they could not restart under the current conditions imposed on us so all step 3 and 4 leagues will remain suspended, with a first review scheduled for 16th December.


Adrian Seddon writes:

Mid-season friendly at home to Clitheroe this Saturday 19th December

Following the announcement by the Northern Premier League that a full programme of league fixtures will resume on Saturday 26th December, FC United has arranged a mid-season friendly against Clitheroe FC on Saturday 19th December with a 3pm kick-off at Broadhurst Park.

Author:  paulthepen [ Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Until further notice.....


Our league announced today that it will allow clubs the option to postpone fixtures on 26th December and 1st January, the Board and Management Team of FC United have decided to exercise that option.

Click to read why here

Author:  paulthepen [ Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Until further notice.....

UPDATE JANUARY 8th 2021 ... down-64922

An update on the 2020/21 season.

The board of the Northern Premier League has, together with our fellow Trident Leagues, reviewed the implications of the latest Government lockdown. The matter was also discussed at length by the FA’s Alliance Committee earlier this week.

In order to reach a decision that will apply across Steps 3 & 4 in the National League System, and which is informed by the views of all clubs at Steps 3 & 4, clubs will shortly be asked by the Football Association to provide their views on whether the 2020/21 season should be terminated and, if not, what the alternative should be.

Independent of that survey, all three of the Trident League’s boards hold the view that the season should cease immediately and be declared null and void.

The ultimate decision lies with The FA Council, following a proposal made by the Alliance Committee but no proposal will be drafted until clubs’ views have been collated and assessed.

In the meantime, the Northern Premier League is postponing all fixtures up to and including Saturday 6th March since there is no suggestion that the national lockdown will be lifted prior to this date.

The League will continue to provide its Member Clubs with updates as and when it is able to do so.


19 March 2021
The FA Council has now ratified the decision of our alliance and leagues committees that the 2020-21 league season for steps three to six of the National League System should be curtailed with immediate effect, with no further league matches taking place this season.

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