Key dates ahead of the 2023/24 Vanarama National League season

The Vanarama National League has confirmed some key dates ahead of the 2023/24 season. 

The first date to note coming up on the horizon is fixture release day. We will find out our 2023/24 league schedule on Wednesday 5 July at 1pm.

Opening day fixtures will take place on Saturday 5th August with the regular season ending on Saturday 20th April.

Festive fixtures will be scheduled for Saturday 23rd December and Boxing Day (Tuesday 26th). A game is also scheduled for New Year’s Day, but this is movable depending on agreement between the clubs.

The Play-Off Eliminator matches will take place between Tuesday 23rd April and and Wednesday 24th April, with the semi-finals to be played on Sunday 28th April.

The promotion final for the National League will take place on Saturday 4th May.

Round dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy will be announced in due course.

Full list:

  • Fixture Release Day – Wednesday 5 July 2023, 1pm
  • Opening Day – Saturday 5 August 2023
  • Festive Fixtures – Saturday 23 December 2023/Tuesday 26 December 2023
  • New Year’s Day Fixture – Monday 1 January 2024* (*Movable)
  • Final Day – Saturday 20 April 2024
  • Play-Off Eliminator A (5th v 6th) – Tuesday 23 April 2024
  • Play-Eliminator B (4th v 7th) – Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Play-Off Semi-Finals – Sunday 28 April 2024
  • National League Promotion Final – Saturday 4 May 2024