The EVO-STIK Northern Premier League has pencilled in all the key dates for the 2017-18 season.
Clubs started planning for next term this week after the start date of the new campaign, festive period schedule, 2018 Integro Cup final, final day of the regular season and play-off semi-finals and finals were agreed before they were officially notified.
Confirmed last Sunday by the EVO-STIK NPL's League Management Committee following Saturday's play-off finals, season 2017-18 kicks off on Saturday 12 August before ending after 38 weeks on Saturday 28 April 2018.
The festive period will see fixtures played on Tuesday 26 December, Saturday 30 December and Monday 1 January 2018. The Integro Cup final on Tuesday 10 April 2018 and end of the regular campaign will be followed by all three play-off semi-finals on Tuesday 1 May 2018 before the season comes to a close with the finals on Saturday 5 May 2018.
Maguire congratulated on call-up
EVO-STIK Northern Premier League champions Blyth Spartans are hailing Daniel Maguire's call up to play for England C as a worthy reward for their leading scorer's sensational season.