Following the outbreak of Coronavirus, COVID-19, the English Football Association, FA, has officially cancelling all football in England below the three divisions that make up the National League setting aside all results from previous games.
In a statement by the FA, it stated that, “These are challenging circumstances for English football and all decisions taken are in the best interests of the game.
“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.”
The decision applies to steps three to seven in men’s non-league football which contains 91 leagues.
All “grassroots” divisions below these tiers have also finished, but it has still yet to be decided whether these seasons are to be voided.
A planned restructure of the non-league system at lower levels has now been delayed until 2021-22. In women’s football, tiers three to seven have also ended.