Fans are back! Finally we can see live football up and down the country, even if stadiums are not back to full capacity. However, some of the Non-league systems around the country have chosen to postpone their season even further, making the wait for the return of fans even longer.
The Trident leagues have agreed to not play until fans can come back into stadiums, in accordance with the governments Tier system to control Coronavirus. The trident leagues are the Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern leagues.
Out of the 224 clubs who voted on the proposition to continue postponement of the season, a large majority voted for the continued wait for games to return, and will when the return of fans is possible.
For Sunday League and Non-league football, this may continue to be an issue deep into the regular season. As the tier system only covers the country in areas, some areas will have fans back and some will not. As the season continues, hopefully the tier system will be modified in order for fans to return as soon as possible.
Soon maybe it won’t only be sheep enjoying the football!
As fans have returned in Premier League, Championship and Leagues 1 and 2 stadiums, we can only hope to see fans back at Non-league clubs soon!
However, some football has returned this week. Clubs who play outside of the trident leagues and some clubs have been playing friendlies. If you went to see some football this week, make sure to let us know on @wdsportz_ on twitter!
Make sure to check out our YouTube channel for any Sunday League football whilst we wait to get back into stadiums!
By Sam Hutchison.