Hendon United and FC Team confirmed as champions

Hendon United Sports and FC Team have been confirmed as champions by the MGBSFL Management Committee following the termination of season 2019/20 by the Coronavirus pandemic.


With North London Raiders having already been confirmed as Division One winners on March 15, before the lockdown, the top-flight and second division winners have now been finalised, with the league using the 'points-per-game' system.

When the action was stopped, Hendon United led the Premier by one point from Faithfold DocMM White, with three games in hand. Their success means they have retained the title and are MGBSFL winners for the fifth time.

Division Two was much harder to finalise, with FC Team pipping Borussia Barnet to the title by 0,03 of a point.

Nigel Burns has been confirmed as the Referee of the Year, but MGBSFL chairman David Wolff says there will be no other individual award winners, including Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Golden Boot, Golden Gloves, Sportsmanship, Manager of the Year or Team Secretary of the Year.

It remains to be seen whether or not the cup competitions will be continued later in the year.

MGBSFL David Wolff told JC Sport: "This season has concluded under the FA directive option B, which finalises league tables on a points-per-game basis.

"The Management Committee have yet to decide on the outcome of cup competitions, which can only be completed as a precursor to next season.

"I'm sure, along with everyone else, we are hoping for the end to this pandemic sooner rather than later and that every team official, player, referees and their families remain safe and well during these troubling times."

Asked about plans for next season, Mr Wolff said: "We've sent out application forms for teams. The MGBSL are pleased to announce they will not be charging any affiliation fees for playing in the league and there will not be any registration fees.

"This is intended to be a goodwill gesture to our members in the hope it will retain the present member teams and encourage new ones to join."

Reigstration fees for any new teams planning to join will be at a reduced rate of £50 rather than £98 as a gesture of goodwill.

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