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Premier League commits up to £200,000 to help National League clubs prepare for and deliver play-offs

The Premier League has committed up to £200,000 to help clubs in the National League prepare for and deliver its end of season play-offs.

Clubs, including Slough Town in National League South, are in the process of putting measures in place in order to stage the play-off matches from the middle of this month.

Slough’s players were due to be tested for COVID-19 today (Wednesday) ahead of their first group training session on Saturday. They’re set to train six times together ahead of their eliminator match at home to Dartford on either Saturday, July 18 or Sunday, July 19. Should they win that they’d visit Havant & Waterlooville the following weekend (July 25/26) while the final is scheduled for either August 1-2.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the Premier League is committed to making additional funds available for the National League, as well as the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship. This will help with the safe restart of the Women’s Super League and Championship next season.

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.”

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