National League clubs asked to back a no confidence motion against the board

Clubs have until midday on Wednesday to respond to the proposal set out by Maidstone United and Dorking Wanderers

Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:48 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:50 pm
Clubs are being asked to back a vote of no confidence in the National League Board
Clubs are being asked to back a vote of no confidence in the National League Board

National League clubs have been lobbied over whether will back a no confidence motion against the National League Board and chairman Brian Barwick.

A letter issued today (Monday) says it needs 10 per cent of clubs, which include Kettering Town, Brackley Town, Leamington and Hemel Hempstead Town, to back an emergency general meeting where the no confidence vote would be taken.

The motion has been proposed and seconded by National League South clubs Maidstone United and Dorking Wanderers respectively.

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A list of issues were addressed in the letter with one of them being about the decision to fine clubs who refused to fulfil fixtures before the North and South divisions were ultimately declared null and void earlier this month.

Kettering were one of those clubs to be fined with the Poppies saying they will be “considering all options” before responding to the charges.

The National League season has been dogged with controversy with the North and South divisions ultimately ending early for the second year in a row after it emerged that grants, similar to the one handed out to clubs for the first three months of the season, would not be forthcoming for the remainder of the campaign which has had to be played behind closed doors.

The letter read: “Football at our level is in major crisis at present.

“The management of the crisis by the National League board has been inadequate from the beginning. It is now the subject of widespread anger and ridicule.”