FA - Lateral Movements 2018 - 2019

10th December 2017
FA - Lateral Movements 2018 - 2019

To:          All Steps 1 to 7 League Secretaries

Dear Colleagues,

Lateral Movements

I am writing to request that all clubs at Steps 2 to 7 are informed of the possibility of lateral movements between leagues at the same Step in the National League System at the end of the current Season.

It would be appreciated therefore if you would send an email to your member clubs advising them of the following information E-MAIL SENT 10/12/2017

(please could you ensure that you also copy me into the email sent to your clubs so I have a record of notification – this is for any potential board of appeal):-

“This email is to remind clubs that it may be necessary at the end of the current Season to consider the lateral movement of clubs between leagues at the various Steps within the National League System.  Whilst it is too early to be more specific at this stage this email is advance warning that this could occur and that your club may be one of the clubs that will be moved.  Owing to the NLS restructure, it is likely that there will be more clubs than usual that will be laterally moved in the System. We would remind you that provision for lateral movement is included in the current Regulations for the Operation of the National League System.

REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE SYSTEM

4.         Rules and Regulations for Promotion and Relegation

The LC shall provide for the seasonal promotion, relegation or lateral movement of Clubs.  A League must be committed to promoting and relegating Clubs at the conclusion of each Playing Season.”

New Clubs wishing to enter the System above Step 7

Attached is the relevant form should any new club approach you wishing to enter the System above Step 7. Please note that the deadline has changed to 1 February in each season and that it is the League that apply for a Club to be entered, not the Club itself.

LATERAL MOVEMENT CLUB FORM 2018-2019 - CLICK HERE

NEW CLUB APPLICATION NLS 2018-2019 - CLICK HERE