THE Vanarama National League North and South have been suspended for two weeks amid disagreement over funding. 

Due to rising financial worries for clubs across the three leagues (National League, National League North and National League South) club officials held a meeting this morning with the league officials to discuss the best way forward in regards to this season.

The National League did not want to suspend the season but due to an overwhelming amount of clubs saying they could not afford to continue playing without income, the North and South divisions have been suspended for two weeks in the hope a resolution can be found.  

Clubs across the three divisions were informed that the sum of money available to them, from the government's Winter Sports Package, would be in the form of loans.

12 National League North clubs yesterday released a statement saying they were "not prepared to trade whilst insolvent" and advised the league to suspend the season to "allow the National League, FA and the DCMS time to find a solution that is acceptable to all."

Team were asked their views on the following options ahead of the meeting that went ahead this morning:

1. Clubs take on long term low-interest loans with initial payment holidays

2. The League takes on the loan & gives clubs grants, with future League central payments to clubs then reduced

3. Suspend the season

The belief for a lot of these clubs is that without funding to cover costs of COVID-19 testing and the absence of fans will continue to render them insolvent. 

The aim is to finish this season and not declare it null and void so a solution is required in order for that to be the case and loand are certainly not going to make that possible, it seems. 

A statement from the National League read: "Following the review of the feedback from Clubs in connection to the recent Clubs meeting, a Board meeting this morning decided to halt the participation in the North/South Divisions for a two-week period, effective immediately.

"As a result, tomorrow's games are formally postponed."

This means Kidderminster Harriers' fixture away at Bradford (Park Avenue) this weekend will not go ahead.