Will Non-league follow EFL decision and end compulsory programme publication?

In June 2018, it was announced that English Football League teams will no longer be obliged to print matchday programmes for every game after a vote at the league’s annual general meeting – and that’s just what Stevenage have announced they will be doing from next season. 

We published a detailed article last month on the subject of programmes, let’s just hope it does not cascade down the footballing pyramid.

Championship, League One and League Two clubs can now make the decision on a match-by-match basis.

“There’s so much news that people are accessing instantly through their phones now, I can see how it’s a struggle at lower levels to keep the programmes fresh. It makes the economics of it tough,” said Dr Alexander Jackson, collections officer at the National Football Museum.

“In future programmes will probably be accessed digitally so, in a sense, they won’t go away, they’ll mutate with technology.”

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