Month: June 2020

NEWS | Green and White Supporters Club Guarantee Crowdfunder Target Will Be Met

In a fantastic gesture which typifies the magnificent effort by all fans and supporters groups over the last few weeks, the Green and White Supporters club have pledged to top the fund up to its £50,000 extended Crowdfunder target
 
Commenting Zoe Caswell, GWSC Membership Secretary said; “The Green & Whites supporters club sponsor matches and match day balls. We have been unable to this in the latter half of the season due to the covid pandemic.
 
“We would like donate to the crowd funder appeal any shortfall, whatever is needed to reach the target the supporters club will top up with a payment for that amount”.
 
Upon hearing this news, Club Chairman Scott Priestnall again expressed his gratitude when he said; “This amazing support underlines how much all fans and groups have contributed over the last few months. We are immensely grateful and can guarantee to everyone contributing that every penny – aside from the 10% going to the Yeovil Hospital Charity – will go into supporting the club’s operations over the summer – including the playoff push.
 
“We thought reaching the original £25k target was going to be a challenge, so to achieve double that really does show we have a special group of fans and supporter groups.”
 
Supporters who still wish to donate to the Crowdfunder can do so by following the link HERE. Please note the campaign ends at 10pm today (June 30th).

National League Statement: Ordinary Resolution Supported by Member Clubs

Following a vote by all member Clubs, and subject to FA Council approval, the Vanarama National League, Vanarama National League North and Vanarama National League South seasons 2019/20 will be concluded with final league tables compiled on an “Unweighted Points Per Game” basis.

The outcome is Barrow AFC are champions of the Vanarama National League, King’s Lynn Town are champions of Vanarama National League North and Wealdstone are champions of Vanarama National League South.

The end of season Play-Offs will now proceed with the Clubs that qualify, subject to the competition rules and the applicable government guidance on the phased return of elite sport.

The number of Clubs to be relegated from the Vanarama National League will be determined so as to maintain a National Division of 24 Clubs after any relegation from EFL League Two, promotion to EFL League Two and promotion from the National League North and National League South divisions. There shall be no relegation from Vanarama National League North and Vanarama National League South.

Chief Executive Officer Michael Tattersall commented: “I congratulate each of our champions Clubs on their successful campaigns. The enforced curtailment of our season does nothing to discredit the quality of the football played and I am pleased that our Clubs have overwhelmingly supported the award of their titles. We can now also look towards the completion of end of season Play-Offs.”

Notes:

National League Clubs were asked to support an Ordinary Resolution to conclude the season with final leagues tables compiled on an “Unweighted Points Per Game” basis. The resolution received the support of a significant majority of member Clubs in each division.

“Unweighted Points Per Game” is defined as: 
The method for calculating the final points total of each Club in the Division concerned, calculated in accordance with the following formula, rounding the final points total up to three decimal places:

PT * LMS = Final Points Total
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CM

Where “PT” means a Club’s points total in the 2019/20 Season at the point when the Competition was suspended on 16 March 2020.

Where “CM” means the number of Competition Matches a Club has played in the 2019/20 Season at the point the Competition was suspended on 16 March 2020.

Where “LMS” means the number of Competition Matches originally scheduled to be played by each Club in the 2019/20 Season, being (a) 46 for National League Clubs; and (b) 42 for National League North and National League South Clubs.

Worked Example:

Club A is in National League North and has played 32 Competition Matches and has a points total of 43 points. Applying the formula, Club A’s final points tally will be:

43* 42 = 56.438
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32

WATCH | Scott Priestnall’s latest video update ahead of Monday’s National league vote

Speaking ahead of Monday’s National League vote, Glovers chairman Scott Priestnall has issued a further update to supporters.

With play-offs now a viable option, Priestnall reiterated his commitment to playing the 19/20 season to a conclusion via the play-off format. 

Regarding the potential fixtures, Priestnall said; “We will vote on a resolution on Monday and we will see what that outcome is. We’re obviously postive towards playing the play-offs.

“Numbers have been branded around and the play-offs could cost between £75,000-£150,000. This club is commited to doing whatever is right for its supporters and players and we will vote accordingly.”

Priestnall also thanked supporters for their unbelievable efforts in raisng over £38,000 via the Crowdfunder campaign – “We are very greatful, as our Yeovil Hospital Charity, who will be recieving 10% of all proceeds. Every penny that we recieve will go into the football club to pay wages and bills.

“We are now also in discussions for a new partnership with the Hospital Charity and I will keep you all informed in that in due course.”

Regarding everyday club matters, Priestnall also stated we are close to announcing ‘two or three new commerical parnertships’, which will no doubt help the club in these difficult times!

Supporters can also expect more information regarding season tickets and tickets purchased for cancelled fixtures within the next week.

Priestnall also issued an update on the club shop. From next week, the online shop will also reopen so all previous orders will begin to be processed. For the phsical shop, that will reopen once it is COVID-19 safe, further communication will follow on that in due course. 

Once again, thank you for your support throughout this difficult period. Our Crowdfunder campaign is still live and accepting donations, should you wish to donate, please follow the link HERE.