Over the last few days your
Club has been awaiting confirmation from the National League about plans for
the start of the 2020/21 season this coming Saturday, 3rd October. Alongside
all other National League clubs, we have provided additional information asrequested.
Formal communication fromthe National League to clubs states:
“The League must abide by the Government's decision to exclude fans, and therefore, matches will be played "behind closed doors", i.e. without supporters admitted, in accordance with Government policy and Stage 3 of the elite sport protocols until further
decision to exclude fans, and therefore, matches will be played "behind
closed doors", i.e. without supporters admitted, in accordance with
Government policy and Stage 3 of the elite sport protocols until furthernotice.”
The League is appealing to Government “with the assistance of The Football Association for each club to receive compensation for lost net gate revenue each month for the period that the Board will review and reconsider its stance, and as ever, the Board will ensure the position and views of member clubs are central to any decision
receive compensation for lost net gate revenue each month for the period thatclubs are prevented from admitting supporters, … aiming to receive confirmation of theGovernment's support in advance of the season commencing next weekend (i.e. 3rdOctober). Should this not occur,
the Board will review and reconsider its stance, and as ever, the Board will
ensure the position and views of member clubs are central to any decisionmade.”
Notwithstanding the above,
Dave and the squad are preparing in full for a start this coming Saturdayagainst Aldershot at 3PM.
We can confirm that we will
be live-streaming all our home matches for as long as the dispensation from the
National League allows us to continue to do so, whilst crowds are restrictedunder Covid-19 regulations.
The cost of the live stream
will be £9.99 per match - however all season ticket holders will receivesecured access to our streaming service free of charge.
Watch this space for
further details of how you will be able to view our match day streaming fromThe Vic.
2020/21 Season TicketHolders
We fully understand that
2020/21 season ticket holders will be asking how these arrangements will affectthem. Unfortunately we simply do not have all the answers at the moment.
However, we are committed
to a continual review and evaluation of the situation as developments arise and
will we continue to do so through ongoing discussions with our supporter
groups, in the interest of every season ticket holder and all supporters
generally. The patience, understanding and ongoing financial support of every
season ticket holder is crucial in helping the Club navigate through this
uncertainty and providing Dave with the best opportunity to deliver on-fieldsuccess.
Over the next couple of
days we will no doubt be provided with the answers we all crave. As soon as wehave those full details we will share them with you.
Acting Executive Director
29 September 2020