After a year of turmoil for non-league clubs across Staffordshire, there is encouraging news that the Staffordshire County senior league will return April 3rd.
The news broke after a vote by the clubs in the league on Tuesday when clubs voted in favour of the season continuing up to the end of May.
The new format see every team play once. The divisional cups will go ahead as well. For the teams who have played each other twice it means that the second game will be scrapped.
The Chief Executive of Staffordshire FA Gareth Thomas stated, “it seems like a fairly common sense solution that the league have come up with”.
“The clubs are happy with the proposal, they are going to get a full league programme” said Thomas.
Thomas furthermore stated that “having that extension of an extra month, compared to when football usually finishes, it’s given that extra bit of room to be creative.
Although with some leagues at step 7 returning, there is still uncertainty with promotion to step 6. With the restructuring of the pyramid coming into force this year, there is still optimism for clubs at step 7 to be promoted.