The key dates for your diary have been confirmed ahead of the 2023/24 National League North campaign.
The first important date in supporters’ diaries is Fixture Release Day on Wednesday 5th July when all clubs announce their schedules for the coming season at 1pm.
As previously announced, opening day fixtures will take place on Saturday 5th August with the regular season ending on Saturday 20th April.
Festive fixtures will be scheduled for Saturday 23rd December and Boxing Day, while clubs will also have fixtures scheduled for New Year’s Day but will be permitted to switch to Saturday 30 December if agreed by both clubs.
The Play-Off Eliminator and semi-final matches will take place on the same days across all three divisions as per the list below.
Wembley Stadium will host the National division Promotion Final on Saturday 4th May. The Promotion Finals for the North and South divisions will be held the next day on Sunday 5th May.
Round dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy will be announced in due course.
A full list of the 2023/24 Vanarama National League key dates are as follows:
• Fixture Release Day – Wednesday 5th July 2023, 1pm
• Opening Day – Saturday 5th August 2023
• Final Day – Saturday 20th April 2024
• Play-Off Eliminator A (5th v 6th) – Tuesday 23rd April 2024
• Play-Eliminator B (4th v 7th) – Wednesday 24th April 2024
• Play-Off Semi-Finals – Sunday 28th April 2024
• National League Promotion Final – Saturday 4th May 2024
• National League North/South Promotion Finals – Sunday 5th May 2024