Brian Barwick: National League clubs call for chairman to resign | Football News

first_imgLast month, 66 clubs in English football’s fifth and sixth tiers were given £10m in funding thanks to a partnership with the National Lottery promotional fund.The £10m lifeline was set aside to help the National League for three months until January, and to mitigate the effects of behind-closed-doors matches without fans in attendance.Fans were originally planned to return from October 1, but this planned relaxation was shelved on September 22 following a rise in coronavirus cases.- Advertisement – A number of National League clubs have called for the chairman Brian Barwick to step down over the distribution of National Lottery funds given to clubs to support them through the coronavirus pandemic.The clubs, which include AFC Fylde, AFC Telford, Chester, Dulwich Hamlet, Hereford, Kidderminster Harriers, Maidstone United, Dorking and Chesterfield, are unhappy at the way the £10m of government funds has been split between the clubs in the National League and North and South divisions.- Advertisement – They claim despite numerous attempts to discuss the issue with the league’s board, talks have reached a stalemate and they are calling for an independent panel to review the distribution of the money, along with the resignation of Barwick.A spokesman for the National League said: “It is disappointing that a small number of clubs are seeking to circumvent the proper channels for challenging decisions, and it is regrettable their public statement fails to recognise The National League has already confirmed in writing to each of them the formation of an independent review committee to hear and assess their grievances.“The National League’s core objective continues to be to try and ensure all its 66 member clubs are able to continue to play behind closed doors this season and to remain in business as much-valued community clubs. The National League will also ensure that any member club with concerns over the distribution of monies can have its case assessed fairly and properly in accordance with the correct procedures.”- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img

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