National League North and South suspended for two weeks.

Alfreton Town’s National League North season has been suspended.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd January 2021, 2:59 pm
Boss Billy Heath's side will not play before 9th February at the earliest. Photo: Jason Chadwick

It follows a meeting with the National League board, clubs and the FA to discuss the options on how to proceed with the season.

The Reds will now not play before the visit of Gloucester on the 9th February at the earliest.

An Alfreton statement, released in agreement with a number of other clubs said: ‘’Whilst the integrity of the National League is important, we do not value this above the safety and wellbeing of our families, staff, volunteers or that of our heroic workers who are tackling this pandemic on the frontline. Furthermore, we have now been asked to consider loans against our clubs and we are quite simply not prepared to trade whilst insolvent.

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“Therefore, we are calling for the immediate suspension of the league competition to allow the National League, FA and the DCMS time to find a solution that is acceptable to all. This suspension will allow us the time to lobby our respective MPs and carry out our own financial risk assessments against avoiding a Null and Void scenario.

“An inability to secure acceptable funding to cover COVID testing and the loss of fans will continue to render us insolvent and we are not prepared to prolong this beyond the 29th January 2021.

“We are duty bound as mere custodians of our clubs and will do everything we can to ensure we do not place any avoidable further financial burden now or in the future upon our community assets.”