Julian supports Promote 2 campaign and pushes Government to review guidance to National League
June 13, 2020
Julian has written to the National League to offer his full support for the Promote 2 campaign to help secure York City FC’s well-deserved promotion.
This season York City players have shown great form and were on course to top the Vanarama National League North but lockdown disruption had stalled their plans. When the Government issued guidance for sporting leagues to resume, it was hoped that missed games could be rescheduled or the season would end as it stands but instead the league has been settled on a points per game basis. Agonisingly, this resulted in York City FC finishing second only 0.06 points behind King’s Lynn Town FC. To add further dismay, it was also decided that only the top placed team would be promoted to the National League.
Tomorrow, the National League will vote on an amendment that has been promoted by the Promote 2 campaign that would allow the top 2 teams to be promoted in line with the standard practice of 2 teams being promoted from the National League North into the National League.
Further to this, Julian has written to Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to ask that guidance given to the National League is reviewed to potentially allow the playoffs to be held behind closed doors. Alternatively, Julian has asked the Government to endorse the Promote 2 campaign.