Almost all non-league clubs take part in survey over terminating season

The FA has revealed almost all clubs took part in a survey about the 2020-21 non-league season should end - but there is no news yet about what the majority want.

Worthing - pictured scoring against Bowers earlier in the season - are among clubs backing Project Non League / Picture: Marcus Hoare
Worthing - pictured scoring against Bowers earlier in the season - are among clubs backing Project Non League / Picture: Marcus Hoare

Clubs at steps three to six (Isthmian premier to SCFL division one) were asked whether they thought the campaign should be declared null and void or whether they thought another way of concluding it should be looked at.

Worthing and Hastings are among clubs who favour 'Project Non League' - which suggests using teams' results over the two unfinished season to work out which sides should be promoted.

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An FA statement on Wednesday afternoon said: "Submissions were made by 99.1% of clubs at Steps 3 and 4 and 95.8% of clubs at Steps 5 and 6. The FA would like to thank the clubs for submitting their views and the time taken in providing responses at what we appreciate it an incredibly challenging time for everyone.

"The FA’s Alliance & Leagues Committees now have a large amount of data and information to consider before determining a proposed way forward. Ultimately any proposal made by the committees will be put to FA Council for consideration. FA Council will then make any final decision on a way forward.

"The Alliance and Leagues Committees recognise the desire for clubs to be updated whilst these issues are being carefully considered. Therefore, both Committees commit to providing updates to leagues and clubs as the process progresses; and remain mindful of the difficulties faced by clubs at present. Further information will follow in due course."