YORK City could be given another crack at promotion after meetings between National League officials ended with proposals for a Step 2 competition being tabled.

The seasons at National League North and South division level were declared null and void two weeks ago following a league-wide vote in response to the escalating debate over funding during a coronavirus-hit season.

In the days following, a collection of 18 clubs put their names to proposals to form a supplementary competition with the chance to fight for promotion.

The competition reported to go under consideration is proposed to be held between willing clubs from the National League's North and South divisions and will require approval from National League clubs, the Alliance Committee and the FA Council.

Clubs could have a clearer picture by Monday, when the Alliance Committee meet.

As many teams, including York, hoped, it is proposed that the competition would end in promotion, with between 15 and 20 clubs having registered interest in taking part. Clubs would have the chance to opt in or out before it started.

Among the selling points touted by interested teams are that the competition would allow them to continue to trade, ensure that the National Lottery grant is not wasted and maintain promotion.

Alex Petheram, chairman of National League North table-toppers Gloucester City, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that his team were training ahead of a meeting with the National League.

Concord Rangers chairman Ant Smith, meanwhile, has withdrawn his side from any competition that may take place. The club was one of the 18 signatories on the open letter to National League interim general manager Mark Ives pushing to play on.