Appeal Result


Blues Allocation Upheld


Following our FA appeal hearing on Wednesday 7th June, we can confirm the FA has decided to uphold it’s original decision and we have been placed in the National League North for the 2023/24 season.

 The FA Appeal Board gave careful consideration to the submission and understood our concerns but sadly chose to dismiss the appeal. 


The fact remains that other clubs are either more northerly situated or geographically better suited in terms of travel time for placement in the National North. The appeal board, however, has concluded that the original decision is a marginal call and that the committee had not been unreasonable in it’s original Bishop’s Stortford FC for the forthcoming season. 


The Board decided to appeal the original decision as it was in the best interest of its shareholders, players, officials, volunteers and supporters and whilst disappointed, we accept the final decision of the appeal board. 


Placement into the National North, of course, brings additional challenges but the whole club remain excited for our return to Step 2 and we look forward to facing new opposition and making new friends during the 2023/24 season.


The Blues Manager Steve Smith has informed us that squad preparations are already well underway. He also added that he is delighted that both existing and new sponsors are pledging their support for the challenges of the new league.  The club look forward to making further announcements in due course. 


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