The FA Leagues Committee have met to consider the continuation or curtailment of the 2020-21 season for Regional NLS Feeder Leagues. While Feeder Leagues are sanctioned by County FA's they remain under the jurisdiction of the Leagues Committee under FA Council.
The Committee considered the implications of the Government’s Covid-19 roadmap, the recommendations for Steps 3-6 and the feedback from the grassroots survey. The Committee agreed that, in line with the wider grassroots game, they would recommend to FA Council to extend Feeder League seasons to June 30th should any league, in consultation with their Sanctioning Authority, wish to do so.
At Steps 3-6, the recommendation to FA Council is to curtail the 2020-21 season. The committee also agreed to revisit the discussions around the restructure at Steps 4-6. For more information please see the statement here.
We are aware that a number of clubs have made applications for promotion to Step 6 from Feeder Leagues. We can confirm that these clubs will be factored into the considerations of the feasibility of the restructure. At this stage the process is yet to be determined. However for the avoidance of doubt, the decision of a league to conclude their season early, or extend to June will not prevent a club’s application from being considered by the Committee as part of this process.