Stevenage FC Women have today been informed by the FA that the 2019/20 Women’s National League season will be ended with immediate effect...
The FA have decided that all seasons in Tier 3 and below of the Women’s Football Pyramid will be ended immediately. This news affects both our First Team and our Development Team who play in the Eastern Region. The 2019/20 season will be declared null and void and therefore no teams will be promoted/relegated ahead for the 20/21 season.
The FA have released the following statement:
"The Football Association [The FA] has been working collaboratively with the National League System [NLS], the Women’s Football Pyramid and the wider grassroots game since the outbreak of COVID-19 on how to conclude the 2019/20 season in the most appropriate way possible.
These are challenging circumstances for English football and all decisions taken are in the best interests of the game and in consultation across key stakeholders. Our primary concern will always be for the safety and welfare of clubs, players, staff, officials, volunteers and supporters during this unprecedented time.
Today’s steps take into account the financial impact during this uncertain period, whilst considering the fairest method on how the sporting outcomes for the season will be decided, with the integrity of the Leagues in mind."
For the full statement please click here
Stevenage FC Women would like to thank all at the FA and WNL for their support this season and look forward to a successful 2020/21 campaign.