Football Conference Fixture Schedule - Changes needed

The undersigned of this petition request that the Football Conference review its fixtures policy for the 2013/2014 season and all subsequent seasons. This seasons extreme weather has caused havoc for clubs and in many cases an extreme loss of revenue mainly caused due to cancelled fixtures meaning catering scrapped, programme's to be reprinted loss of sponsorship revenue etc. The main loss is obviously caused when Saturday games are placed in midweek slots, affecting attendance figures of both home and away supporters. There are some clubs now facing having to play a quarter of their seasons fixtures in the final month of the season. It is time for the football conference to look at the amount of games that are scheduled midweek at the start of the season when the weather is milder and the risk of cancellations are significantly less. Each team at non league level will inevitably lose a minimum of three fixtures between August and February due to weather and cup runs. As such the undersigned request that the number of midweek new year fixtures are reduced and moved to August - September, two or three Saturday slots are left blank in March/April or the season is extended by up to two weeks allowing for rearranged games to be more spaced out and not crammed in to one final, frantic month. Non league football needs all the help it can get at the moment and does not need to be asking its fans to be paying for three matches a week Please add your signature to your this petition.

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