Football Conference to be renamed as National League from next season

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The Football Conference has announced the league will be changing its name to the National League from next season.

The new Vanarama National League will officially take its place in the football family on June 6.

The Vanarama National League will also launch a new broadcasting company, NLTV, which will be the first fully dedicated broadcasting channel focusing solely on the 68 member clubs.

Brian Barwick, the incoming chairman of the new Vanarama National League, said: ”I am delighted to be joining at this vibrant time with this exciting new branding.

“It offers so much to our existing partner’s whilst at the same time opening up potential new opportunities.

“I look forward to steering this great competition to new levels of awareness and visibility.”

BT Sport have agreed a new three year deal with the competition which will extend the live coverage of matches and feature a regular weekly highlights show to be broadcast on a Sunday evening,

Meanwhile, the Conference have confirmed that Nuneaton Town have been found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in their win over Welling in February and has been fined £500 for the offence and had the three points it gained in the match deducted.