Some key dates have been confirmed for the 2024/25 Vanarama National League season.

It might only be just over a month since the last campaign came to a close but we’re now only 63 days away from the curtain raiser to do it all again – the new season gets underway on Saturday 10 August.

Fixtures will be released a month before that – with fans getting their calendars plotted when schedules are released on Wednesday 10 July.

The North and South divisions finish on Saturday 26 April – with the National division ending nine days later on Monday 5 May.

Festive fixtures will be on Saturday 21 December, with Boxing Day fixtures taking place as normal – fixtures will be scheduled on New Year’s Day (Wednesday 1 January) with clubs able to switch to New Year’s Eve (Tuesday 31 December) if both clubs reach an agreement to do so.

Historically, the Christmas and New Year schedules are reversed, in that the Boxing Day Fixtures are reversed with New Year Day fixture, therefore playing the same team in a close timeframe.

After surveying all clubs, the National League Board agreed that the League will reverse next season’s Boxing Day fixtures with Good Friday and New Year with Easter Monday.

Confirmation of key dates for the 2024/25 season:

Fixture Release Day – Wednesday 10 July

Opening Day – Saturday 10 August

North/South Closing Day – Saturday 26 April

National Closing Day – Monday 5 May