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The Football Association Limited Registered Address: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA09 0WS, Registered No. 77797
Our Reference: PK/LC/2011/12
19 December 2011
To all Clubs at Step 5 of the National League System
Steps 5/6 Review
As you may be aware, at the request of The FA’s Leagues Committee we are currently carrying out a review of the Steps 5/6 structure within the National League System, one of the aims of which is to look at the possibility of reducing the 14 leagues currently at Step 5 down to 12 leagues.
We have reached a point whereby the Steps 5/6 Review Group wish to share some initial thoughts of what Step 5 may look like going forward. We intend to share these thoughts with the leagues at a meeting on Sunday 8 January 2012. This will be followed by a series of regional meetings to which Step 5 clubs are invited to send up to two representatives. The regional meetings are each to commence at 1.00pm with light refreshments available from 12.30pm and will be held as follows:-
Sunday 15 January 2012 at The Thurrock Hotel (Ship Lane, Aveley, Essex, RM19 1YN)
Directions can be found at - http://www.thurrockhotel.co.uk/map.php
Please reply by Monday 9 January 2012 if you wish to attend this venue.
Sunday 22 January 2012 at the West Riding County FA (Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX)
Directions can be found at - http://www.westridingfa.com/AboutUs/Directions/
Please reply by Monday 16 January 2012 if you wish to attend this venue.
Sunday 29 January 2012 at the Leicester Marriott Hotel (Smith Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1SW)
Please reply by Monday 23 January 2012 if you wish to attend this venue.
Sunday 12 February 2012 at Yeovil Town FC (Huish Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF)
Please reply by Monday 6 February 2012 if you wish to attend this venue.
Attached you will find a reply form and I would ask that you complete this indicating which meeting you wish to attend and return it to Penny Kift by the deadline dates shown.
Whilst tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided, we are unable to cover the cost of travel expenses for attending the meetings. There is no set agenda but additional information relating to the review will be provided at the meeting. It is important that you contribute fully to this process and your attendance would be appreciated.
In closing can I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas.
Leagues & Clubs Manager
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