Why National League has received £200,000 from Premier League

The National League has received £200,000 from the Premier League to help the play-offs go ahead.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 2:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 2:56 pm
The Premier League has given the National League £200,000 so the play-offs can go ahead.

The final National League standings were decided using the points per game method with Barrow crowned champions and promoted to League Two.

The six teams below them will contest the play-offs but the dates are yet to be confirmed.

National League chief executive, Michael Tattersall, said: “We are pleased to receive the generous donation by the Premier League towards our end-of-season play-offs.”

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While 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.”

The Premier League has also given more than £1m to the Women's Super League and the Women’s Championship to restart next season.