AFC Fylde carry on as normal as clubs wait for a decision on their appeal

AFC Fylde are still in full training in the hope their season will continue.

Saturday, 27th February 2021, 8:00 am

National League North and NL South were terminated with immediate effect nine days ago following a vote among clubs.

However, clubs who voted to continue the season are appealing to play on, with Fylde at the forefront of a campaign.

As they await developments the Coasters, one of the few clubs in NL North whose players are on full-time contracts, are continuing their daily routine.

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AFC Fylde's coaching team continue to put the players through their paces Picture: Steve McLellan

Chief executive Jonty Castle told The Gazette on Thursday evening: “Yes, Jim (Bentley, manager) and the squad are still training every day.

“They trained again on Thursday, they will train again on Friday and there’s an 11v11 scheduled as well.

“If we are allowed to play on, we are making sure we are ready.

“Nobody has been furloughed at the club and we are carrying on as normal in the hope we will be allowed to continue.”

Eighteen of the 19 NL North and South clubs who voted to continue the season pressed their case in an open letter to the National League’s acting general manager Mark Ives more than a week ago.

This letter was considered by the FA’s Alliance committee on Tuesday and the clubs are awaiting a response.

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