Western League survey issued to clubs

Exmouth Town playmaker Aaron Denny in action during the home win over Hallen. Picture; GARRY HUNT

Exmouth Town playmaker Aaron Denny in action during the home win over Hallen. Picture; GARRY HUNT - Credit: Archant

As uncertainty continues for local football, the Toolstation Western League has issued Exmouth Town and all competing clubs with a survey to assess views across the division. 
The Football Association Leagues Committee, which governs the Western League, met on January 5 to discuss the current lockdown measures. 
The early conclusions echoed what has been said by Exmouth Town for some time, with the Committee extremely doubtful that a normal completion of the current season will be possible. 
Aside from the huge amount of fixtures still to be played, the issue of no supporters allowed to attend games is financially crippling for clubs at a Western League level. 
The FA have also stated that extending the season into June is not considered a feasible option at present.  
A statement on the Western League website said: “Given that the FA have not made a decision regarding the possibility to play out this season, or alternatively how and when this season is concluded, the Committee have decided to issue all Toolstation Western League Clubs with a survey.  
“The results of this survey will be used to assist the Leagues Committee in making a recommendation to the FA Council as to how this season is concluded. Once the FA Council has met, the Leagues Committee will then call a meeting of the Step 5 & 6 Leagues to advise them of the decision.” 
One happier note from the Western League is their ‘Think of a Fan’ campaign, which aims to celebrate the contribution of unsung heroes at clubs in the division. 
It is all about the people who give their time and energy with no thought of financial reward, the people who make football at this level possible. 
The Western League also want to consider those supporters hit particularly hard by the lockdown, both in terms of physical health and mental wellbeing. 
If you would like to nominate an unsung hero from Exmouth Town, please send their names and a description of the contribution to the club to james.healey@toolstationleague.com  
The League will then celebrate all the unsung heroes on their media channels and a terrific initiative to get behind.  

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