The first important date in supporters’ diaries is fixture release day on Wednesday 5 July when all clubs announce their schedules for the coming season at 1pm.

As previously announced, opening day fixtures will take place on Saturday 5 August with the regular season ending on Saturday 20 April.

Festive fixtures will be scheduled for Saturday 23 December and Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day). Clubs also have fixtures scheduled for Monday 1 January (New Year’s Day), but will be permitted to switch to Saturday 30 December if agreed by both clubs.

The Play-Off Eliminator and Semi-Final matches will take place on the same days across all three Divisions as per the list below.

Wembley Stadium will host the National Division Promotion Final on Saturday 4 May. Promotion Finals for the North and South division will be held the next day on Sunday 5 May.

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

A full list of The Vanarama National League 2023/24 key dates are as follows:

  • Fixture Release Day – Wednesday 5 July 2023, 1pm
  • Opening Day – Saturday 5 August 2023
  • Closing Day – Saturday 20 April 2024
  • Play-Off Eliminator A (5th v 6th) – Tuesday 23 April 2024
  • Play-Off Eliminator B (4th v 7th) – Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Play-Off Semi-Finals – Sunday 28 April 2024
  • The National League Promotion Final – Saturday 4 May 2024
  • The National League North/South Promotion Finals – Sunday 5 May 2024