NLS Steps 3 and 4 Club Allocations 2020-21
One change in the Southern League, no changes anywhere else.
The FA have just released the club allocations for the 2020-21 season, and, as expected, there will be no change at all to the constitutions of the divisions in the Isthmian League.
The Northern Premier League has the same story, whilst the only change in the Southern League occurs in the Premier Division South, as Blackfield and Langley have successfully requested voluntary relegation to the Wessex League.
The allocations for steps 1 and 2 will be sorted out when the National League play-offs finally come to a conclusion.
The allocations follow meetings of the FA's Alliance and Leagues Committees and are subject to:-
• Ratification by The FA Council;
• The FA’s appeals process;
• Continued compliance with FA rules and regulations, including ground grading and club licensing.
While these allocations are understood to be accurate as at the date of the lists just released, the FA has received applications from two clubs to be placed in the NLS which have currently not been determined.
It's therefore possible that up to two further clubs may be allocated to the NLS for the 2020-21 season. If that is the case, we will provide an update as soon as reasonably possible.