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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 18th February 2021

From the league: Resolution results

From the league: Resolution results

Season declared null and void

We have tonight received the following from the National League:

From Mark Ives

I am writing to confirm the results of the voting on the National League resolutions dated 1 February 2021:
Resolution 1
That Resolution 2 about whether to end the 2020/21 Playing Season of The National League (Step 1) be taken only by Clubs in the National League and that Resolution 3 about whether to end the 2020/21 Playing Season of the National League North and the National League South (Step 2) be taken only by Clubs that play in the National League North or the National League South with votes cast for Resolution 3 being counted on a one member, one vote basis for National League North and National League South Clubs.

National Division FOR 21  AGAINST 0
North                 FOR 16 AGAINST 6
South                FOR 9    AGAINST 12
Result – Passed
As a result, Resolution 4 is disregarded.

Resolution 2 (Step 1 Clubs Only)
That, conditional upon Resolution 1 being passed, the 2020/21 Playing Season of the National League (Step 1) shall immediately end on the date this Resolution 2 is passed and be declared null and void and subject to the approval of The Football Association, those Regulations that provide for promotion and relegation to and from Step 1 be suspended for the 2020/21 Playing Season.

National Division FOR 7 AGAINST 13
Result – Not Passed
As a result – the National League National Division will continue to operate for the remainder of the season


Resolution 3 (Step 2 Clubs only)
That, conditional upon Resolution 1 being passed, the 2020/21 Playing Season of the National League North and the National League South (Step 2) shall immediately end on the date this Resolution 3 is passed and be declared null and void and subject to the approval of The Football Association those Regulations that provide for promotion and relegation to and from Step 2 be suspended for the 2020/21 Playing Season.

North FOR 15 AGAINST 7
South FOR 9 AGAINST 12
Result – Passed
Resolution is passed and consequently the season at Step 2 is null and void with immediate effect.


Note – There are 2 votes from the National Division that have not yet been cast, however, the outcome of the resolutions cannot be affected by these votes, however they are cast.

With the voting procedure now closed, National League North and South fixtures will cease with immediate effect.

The Board will take the resolution outcome to The Football Association for ratification. This will include dialogue regarding promotion and relegation.