Isthmian Football League Statement: Non-League Football Suspended Until April 3rd

Isthmian Football League Statement: Non-League Football Suspended Until April 3rd

17/03/2020

The Isthmian League have confirmed the suspension of Non-League Football from steps 1-6 until April 3rd this afternoon due to Coronavirus. 

Nick Robinson, Chairman of the Isthmian Football League, said: 

“Following statements from the UK Government yesterday as well as statements from The FA, the Leagues forming Steps 1-4 of the National Leagues System with representatives of Steps 5-6 met by conference call and decided that all matches be suspended until April 3.”

“The Isthmian League Board also met yesterday by video conference and agreed that all matches, including the Development League, the Youth League and Cup, The Women’s Cup and the Velocity Cup be suspended until that date.

“The likelihood is that matches will not start again on 4 April and in the meantime the League will work with all others in the Game to ensure that Clubs are kept up to date with the latest information.”

“It cannot be stressed too much that these are unprecedented times and the Board will do what it can to ensure that football can recommence as soon as possible and that the League does not put more pressure on Clubs financially while the future is unknown.”

Ramsgate Football Club supports the decision to suspend the league until April 3rd as a minimum and will issue any further statement as and when necessary.