Southern League confirms a start date for 2021/22 season

Clubs now have something to look forward to after their curtailed 2020/21 campaign

By Jon Dunham
Monday, 15th March 2021, 1:15 pm
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 1:16 pm
The 2021/22 Southern League season will start on August 14
The 2021/22 Southern League season will start on August 14

The 2021/22 Pitching In Southern League season will get under way on Saturday, August 14.

The league confirmed the news today (Monday) as the decision to ‘curtail’ the 2020/21 campaign due to the Covid-19 pandemic gets set to be ratified this week.

Clubs from across Steps 3 to 6 gave their opinions to the Football Association about what they felt should become of the 2020/21 campaign earlier this year with the majority of teams not having played since the end of October.

In the end, a majority voted in favour of ending the season and that outcome is set to be confirmed on Thursday when the FA Council meets.

But the Southern League has now given its clubs, including the likes of AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Corby Town, Peterborough Sports, Banbury United, Biggleswade Town, Kings Langley, Bedford Town, Daventry Town, Biggleswade FC and Berkhamsted something to work towards after they confirmed the new season for all four divisions will start on August 14.

The extra preliminary round of next season’s FA Cup is scheduled to kick-off the new non-League campaign on Saturday, August 7 while the preliminary round will be on August 21.