12:37pm, Fri 1st Mar 2013
At its regular monthly meeting in London on Thursday the Football Conference Board reviewed the difficulties being encountered in all three Divisions, by some Clubs. The prolonged spell of inclement weather has led to an above average number of fixture postponements resulting in severe fixture congestion, in some cases.
Because of the extra-ordinary circumstances that have arisen the Board has had to assist in providing solutions and using powers vested in it by Rules 4.1 and 4.2 'Powers of the Board' the Directors have approved the unusual measure of sanctioning the use of alternative venues to enable Clubs to fulfil their commitments. Football Conference fixtures have already been hosted by Doncaster Rovers FC, Hartlepool United FC, Rochdale FC and York City FC and we are very grateful for the assistance these Clubs have provided to our members.
Meanwhile, the Competition's General Manager has been mandated by the Board to uphold the Competition's integrity by ensuring each Division's fixture list is completed by their respective final dates, i.e. 20 April for Blue Square Bet Premier and 27 April for Blue Square Bet North & South.
With the anticipated help and co-operation of all member Clubs, it is hoped this aim will be achieved.