The Northern Premier League is delighted to confirm it has been successful in its bid to run the new eighth division at Step 4 from the 2020/21 season.
Further details will be revealed in due course and the League looks forward to working with all parties in the coming months as we finalise our strategy for the integration of the new member clubs.
The additional division will run alongside the two existing two Northern Premier League East and West Divisions at Step 4, below the NPL Premier Division at Step 3.
NPL chairman, Mark Harris, said: "Everyone at the NPL is thrilled to have been successful with this bid and it is testament to the quality and professionalism that the League displays both from an administration point of view and by member clubs.
"We do our utmost to support our member clubs to reach the highest standards and we look forward to welcoming another division’s worth in to our set up to enable us to continue improving the NPL as a whole."