TERRAS fans will still be able to watch their beloved team during their play-off run later this month, thanks to the fact the games will broadcast live.
Weymouth have been given a provisional date for their play-off semi finals on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 and these dates are “highly likely” to be ratified by the FA in the near future, according to Terras’ director Josh Barton.
Though fans will be banned from the stadium during the games due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures, the club’s loyal supporters will still be able to watch the Terras in action on television.
Speaking to Echosport, Josh Barton confirmed the play-offs would be shown live, although it is yet to be confirmed which broadcaster will be showing which games.
He said: “We are pleased that our supporters will be able to watch our playoff games live. It goes without saying that it is not going to be the same as physically having fans inside the stadium but that’s obviously just the way it is at the moment.
“It is fantastic that the National League has agreed to allow clubs participating in the playoffs the opportunity to get their fans as involved as possible. Our supporters deserve to watch their beloved team go for back to back promotion. We will be providing further details on the coverage as soon as we can.”
A further boost for the Terras came this week in the form of financial contributions to the National League by the Premier League.
England’s elite footballing tier announced it would support The National League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chief Executive of the National League, Michael Tattersall, said: “We are pleased to receive the generous donation by the Premier League towards our end-of-season play-offs.”
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “The Premier League is a big supporter of the wider game and we will continue our commitments in this area despite our significant financial losses and ongoing uncertainty.
“In addition, we will provide £200,000 to The National League to help them to conclude their season and give more than £1 million to the WSL and the Women’s Championship to restart next season.”
It is not yet known how much member clubs will receive.