Premier League donates £200,000 to help National League stage play-offs

The National League has announced that the Premier League have donated £200,000 to help fund the cost of the play-offs.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 9:33 am
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FC Halifax Town will take on Boreham Wood in mid-July in what could be the first of three play-off games for The Shaymen.

Halifax have raised more than £30,000 through their supporters in a fundraising bid to put towards the costs they will face in participating in the play-offs, an initiative that has been carried out by other clubs set to compete in the play-offs in the National League’s three divisions.

National League Chief Executive Michael Tattersall said: “We are pleased to receive the generous donation by the Premier League towards our end-of-season play-offs.”

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Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “The Premier League is a big supporter of the wider game and we will continue our commitments in this area despite our significant financial losses and ongoing uncertainty.

“In addition, we will provide £200,000 to The National League to help them to conclude their season and give more than £1 million to the WSL and the Women’s Championship to restart next season.”