STATEMENT | Wrexham AFC make statement on the National League Competition being suspended

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 16 Mar 2020

Following on from the below announcement by the National League everyone at Wrexham AFC would like to express our support for anyone affected by the recent outbreak of coronavirus and at times such as these, we reflect on how the health and well-being of the Wrexham AFC family is far more important than the sport itself.

Wrexham AFC can confirm the following, that the club had been in contact with the National League to discuss the virus, the safety of those involved and to gather their proposed scenarios in dealing with such a high public health risk.

Wrexham AFC will seek to gain as much information as possible about the current situation and it’s impact on the remainder of the current league season for the club and it’s supporters.

We would urge all supporters not to contact the club directly about this matter and watch for announcements via our website and social media outlets as we will be unable to deal with huge volumes of calls.

As details emerge we will keep supporters updated and informed of any confirmed next steps.

We would like to thank all Wrexham AFC fans for their patience and continued support as we work out the impact.

Statement from the National League:

At its Board Meeting on Friday, The National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity.

However, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control.

In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers it is clearly not practical for its fixtures to be fulfilled in the immediate future.

In those circumstances and in line with The Football Association and the Professional Game, at a Board Meeting today, The National League has decided that its competition is now suspended until at least 3rd April 2020.

The National League will continue to monitor the situation, but trusts that its loyal clubs, fans, players, officials, staff, volunteers and sponsors will accept that it has had no other choice but to reach this decision.

It wishes everybody connected with the competition and indeed the whole country a safe passage through these turbulent times.

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