VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE football clubs have voted unanimously to end the 2019/20 season with immediate effect.
Fifth and sixth tier football was suspended in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now a considerable majority of clubs have made it clear that the campaign should conclude with promotion and relegation under careful consideration.
Dagenham & Redbridge compete in the top division of the National League while Billericay Town, Braintree Town, Chelmsford City and Concord Rangers ply their trade in the National South. A statement from the National League explained;
National League Clubs were asked to support an ordinary resolution on 9 April to end the Playing Season for all fixtures scheduled up to and including 25 April 2020. With almost 90% of responses returned it is evident a clear majority of Clubs are in favour, including a majority of Clubs in each of the National League, National League North and National League South divisions.
In the knowledge that the ordinary resolution has passed, the League’s Board has chosen to communicate the decision now and before the last few responses are received, which will not change the outcome, to enable Clubs to make business decisions with greater clarity as soon as possible. Clubs yet to respond still have an opportunity to do so, and the League wishes to include as many preferences as possible before the final voting result is declared.