The Ryman League have announced that the new league season will commence on Saturday 20th August 2011, and will end on Saturday 28th April 2012. The play-offs will follow in the following week. Fixtures are likely to be released in mid-July as normal.
As in previous years we will enter the FA Cup in the first qualifying round, and this will take place on Saturday 17th September. Each qualifying round then follows every fortnight, with the 1st round proper taking place on Saturday 12th November. The FA Cup final next season will be played on Saturday 5th May 2012.
We will also enter the FA Trophy at the first qualifying round stage, with the games being played on Saturday 22nd October. The 2nd qualifying round follows two weeks later, with the 3rd qualifying being three weeks further down the line. The 1st round proper, when the Conference National clubs enter the competition, takes place on Saturday 10th December. The final will be played at Wembley on Saturday 12th May 2012.
The draws for the FA competitions are due to be released in the first week of July.