Sherwood Colliery fear impact a null and void season would have on non-league

Sherwood Colliery bosses fear another null and voided season could have a serious long-term impact on the future of non-league football.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 7:50 am
Sherwood manager Wayne Savage prepares for a game.

Clubs are currently being asked to submit their views on how the season should conclude post lockdown.

The Debdale Park club fear back-to-back voided seasons will have serious consequences amongst vital volunteers and sponsorship opportunities and hit the integrity of the game.

In a club statement, they said: “We share the growing concern that we could see a null and void decision for the second season in a row.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

"The club have been asked to complete an on-line survey to canvass the opinions of clubs as to how the season should continue or if a curtailment is required.“We have concerns over the viability of non-league football if the FA decide to null and void again.

"Club volunteers work tirelessly to provide games for clubs and communities, this hard work should not be ignored again.

"Sponsorship will be another issue; a number of our sponsors have raised concerns that they are being short-changed for their input and may well decide to take their support to other formats or sports if the FA opt to null and void the season for a second time.

"At least a restructure would give sponsor some tangible evidence that the clubs and leagues they are supporting are being run professionally.“We have urged the FA NOT to null and void as we are risking the very integrity of the game, we feel it was the wrong decision last season and would be wrong again now.”