Academy football has earned the reputation of becoming increasingly ruthless in recent years. Players who do reach the latter stages of their development, after years with their respective clubs, are often released at the very last second – a detrimental process that has left young, aspiring professionals with broken dreams and subsequent mental health issues.
One year ago, sport came to a halt like many aspects of life. Non league clubs like Merseyside-based Prescot Cables had to stop playing.
Merseyside’s Lower Breck have been denied promotion for the second consecutive season due to the coronavirus pandemic. 75% of clubs voted to null and void the 2020/21 season from Step 3 to 6, as games could not take place with supporters. New coronavirus measures outlined that spectators could not return to any sport until May 17th.
Marine in the Community, the charity arm of Marine Football Club, have embarked on a project to give Zoom training to elderly and shielding people across Crosby so they can keep in touch with their families and friends during...
Southport manager Liam Watson expects the National League season to be declared null and void in the coming days. The Sandgrounders are one club who have been particularly vocal about the difficulties of continuing through the pandemic and have raised their health and safety concerns on a number of occasions.
Liam Watson: ‘The board of directors have thrown all the clubs under the bus to save their own skin’.
After their historic FA Cup run, that touted numerous media outlets to take a keen interest in the Crosby side, what sort of an impact has this coverage provided for Marine during the COVID-19 pandemic which has left a majority of lower league teams on the verge of extinction.
It's been a difficult campaign for all in within the non-league footballing pyramid, equally as much for Knowsley based side Prescot Cables. With long pauses within the season, lockdown's and even a COVID outbreak of their own, keeping the current...