Key dates for next season's Vanarama National League matches announced

Start, end and play-off dates revealed as well as Christmas schedule...

United will have a busy festive period. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Key dates have been confirmed for the 2021-22 Vanarama National League season across all three divisions.

The campaign for National League North and South clubs gets underway on Saturday, August 14, with the National division starting one week later.

Round dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy can be found at www.thefa.com in due course.

The date for the release of league fixtures is yet to be finalised.

Vanarama National League Key Dates:

Start Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021

End Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Play-Offs: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022 (Dates subject to FA approval)

Vanarama National League North and South Key Dates

Start Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021

End Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022

Play-Offs: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to Sunday, May 22, 2022 (Dates TBC)

Christmas Schedule (All Divisions)

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 (Bank Holiday)

Sunday, January 2, 2022 (clubs have the ability to move fixtures to Saturday, January 1 2022 or Monday, January 3, 2022 (both Bank Holidays))

*Dates could be subject to change

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