The BetVictor Northern Premier League has today decided to suspend all fixtures until further notice in light of the escalating Covid-19 outbreak and the official statement from the league is as follows:
“The League would like to congratulate the players, officials, volunteers and supporters of clubs able to stage games at the weekend and notes the excellent attendances at those fixtures. Whilst the primary responsibility of the League is to the financial sustainability of its member clubs, the number of clubs reporting players or officials in self-isolation has now reached a point at which continuing to play games would severely undermine the integrity of the competition.
“In consultation with the partners Eliteform, all NPL Football Academy fixtures have also been suspended until further notice.
“The NPL is well aware that clubs and supporters need clarity around whether the 2019/20 season is to be suspended temporarily or permanently, and the full implications of either eventuality. The NPL will be working with the other Alliance Leagues and the Football Association, to assess the various options and to agree a way forward and as soon as we are able to, we will share that information with member clubs and their supporters.”
All at Nantwich Town Football Club would like to thank its staff, players, supporters, volunteers, parents and commercial partners for their understanding at this time. This is an unprecedented situation and one which clearly has potential consequences for all involved in non-league football and associated businesses, sponsors and partners.
All of these stakeholders exist and function due to the support that you selflessly provide and your continued support at this difficult time is needed now more than ever and as always is greatly appreciated.
Please be assured that we will keep you updated on any developments as and when we have them. As we are sure you will appreciate and understand, the most important thing at the moment is the health and well-being of everyone connected with the Club.
Nantwich Town Football Club