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CORONAVIRUS: National League football suspended until at least April 3 due to pandemic

 Published on: 16th March 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Hemel Hempstead Town F.C

Wealdstone, Hemel Hempstead Town and St Albans City will not be playing again until at least April 3 due to the coronavirus spread.

This comes after the National League released a statement confirming the suspension, despite initially continuing over the most recent weekend even though the Premier League and Football League already postponed their games.

The statement, that was released this evening (March 16), read: “At its Board Meeting on Friday, The National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity.

“However, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control.

“In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers it is clearly not practical for its fixtures to be fulfilled in the immediate future.

“In those circumstances and in line with The Football Association and the Professional Game, at a Board Meeting today, The National League has decided that its competition is now suspended until at least 3rd April 2020.

“The National League will continue to monitor the situation, but trusts that its loyal clubs, fans, players, officials, staff, volunteers and sponsors will accept that it has had no other choice but to reach this decision.”

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