As restrictions begin to ease after months of lockdown, so the return of non-league football becomes a more likely proposition within the next few months. The good news is that the Isthmian League is already committed to not kicking off without supporters but recognises that some may have concerns at returning to a busy football arena.
For this purpose, the Football Supporters’ Association have created a survey to gauge public opinion ahead of any restart and they, the League and HFC would like to encourage everyone to participate.
Ian Townsend, Communications Officer for the Isthmian League, posted on the league’s official website: “Many of us watch the Non League game because it is very different to the football we see on TV. At our level people are key, relationships are all important, and the idea of football without spectators is anathema – after all, it’s the people that make the game. But we need to know how you feel about returning to the game when the government finally give us the green light. The Football Supporters Association have taken on the important job of gauging and collating your opinions – but they can only do that if you complete the survey, which we’ve linked to below.”
League Chairman Nick Robinson added: “It’s absolutely critical that we get the views of our supporters on what we can do to ensure that they feel safe to return. The FA will create guidance for the game, but that guidance needs to be informed, and this is an opportunity for supporters to give us their input.
The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and can be accessed here