THE Toolstation Northern Counties East Football League have announced a series of financial measures to protect its clubs - including Selby Town - amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released last week, the league states that the steps taken, which have been approved by the competition's board, will benefit each club by an average of £909.

The NCEL bullet-pointed the following measures:

"Clubs will NOT be charged an Annual Subscription (Overall cost: £15,200)

"The League will supply each club with a box of sixteen free footballs (Overall cost: £12,800)

"Clubs will NOT be charged the annual £50 fee for matchday inspections (Overall cost: £2,000)."

Further to this, "player registration fees for the expunged 2019/20 season will NOT be charged, an average saving per club of £159, a total of £6,378."

The statement added: "The total sum of these measures is £36,378 and it has been made possible to implement thanks to the continuing support of our sponsor, Toolstation."

Elsewhere, Selby have announced that their 2020 Celebration Dinner at the Jinnah Restaurant in Selby has been postponed until Friday, September 18.

Former York City striker Jon Parkin - who won the FA Trophy and York Clubman of the Year during his time with the Minstermen - is the special guest at the event.

Details for purchasing a ticket (which are priced at £35) can be found on the Selby website.

The club have also reached its fundraising target of £1,000 on its JustGiving page, which was set up following the null and voiding of the 2019/20 season last month. At the time of print, £1,055 has been raised.

"If anyone would like to donate there is still time with every pound helping the club massively," Selby wrote on their club website.