National League statement on season end

Following a vote by all member Clubs, and subject to FA Council approval, the Vanarama National League, Vanarama National League North and Vanarama National League South seasons 2019/20 will be concluded with final league tables compiled on an “Unweighted Points Per Game” basis. The outcome is Barrow AFC are champions of the Vanarama National League,…

National League games to proceed this weekend

Following a Board meeting held today, the National League has decided to allow matches in its three divisions to proceed as planned this weekend. The National League will keep the operation of its competition under constant and diligent review, and will remain in compliance with government advice at all times. The Football Association has offered…

National League statement about COVID-19

The National League has received communication from The Football Association in connection to the government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of the government’s campaign, and as a precaution, pre-match ‘fair play’ handshakes between players and match officials will not take place in The National League until further notice. Similarly, customary handshakes between captains…

National League 40th anniversary

This weekend, The National League celebrates its 40th anniversary, since the first fixtures took place in the then-called Alliance Premier League.  An allocation of 20 Clubs made up the fifth tier, with Altrincham claiming the title in the inaugural season. The Noel Kelly trophy- named after the former Nuneaton Borough Chairman- remained at Moss Lane…

FreeSports to show National League highlights

Highlights of the Vanarama National League will be available to view free to air on Monday nights after each round of fixtures on FreeSports. Highlights of English football’s fifth tier will begin on FreeSports this Monday, 5th August featuring the best of the action from all 24 teams including the season opener between Salford City…

BT Sport renews rights for the National League

BT Sport has renewed its exclusive rights to broadcast the Vanarama National League for a further three years, until 2021. BT Sport has been broadcasting live and exclusive coverage of English football’s fifth tier since its launch in August 2013. The new deal will see typically one match broadcast live each match-week, normally in a…

National League v British Army

In a unique series of representative matches, The National League will play The British Army at three differing locations on the same evening. These will take place on Wednesday 29th March, 7.45pm, at Eastbourne Borough, Harrogate Town and Tamworth, each match being supported in partnership with Vanarama and S & C Slatter. Each of the…

National League supports Poppy Appeal

The National League is combining forces with The Royal British Legion over the forthcoming weeks to raise the awareness of their annual Poppy Appeal and how those financial contributions aid the sterling work done to support members of our armed forces who need care in our communities at this time. All 68 National League clubs…

Fleet back Smoke No Joke campaign

Ebbsfleet United Football Club fully supports the National League’s new Smoke No Joke campaign to reduce and eradicate the indiscriminate use of flares, smoke bombs and pyrotechnics at matches. Flares and smoke bombs disrupt play and people’s enjoyment of games, and the toxins they contain can seriously damage health and/or cause life-threatening injury or concern….

The National League is live!

The official rebranding of the top tier of English non-league football as The National League is now effective. The Parent Company, formerly known as The Football Conference Ltd, will officially enact the name change at its Congress this Saturday, 6 June, at Celtic Manor, Newport. Its three Divisions are henceforth officially entitled the: Vanarama National…