A number of important dates have been revealed ahead of our new league and cup campaigns.

With a stellar season close in the rear view mirror, fans will be eager to learn the details of the upcoming season, which is beginning to take shape.

Between the FA and the Northern League, a number of key dates have been confirmed, giving a rough outline to the structure of the 2023/24 season.

The Northern League will be the first to get underway, with the curtain-raiser set to be played on the weekend of Saturday 29th July.

Fixture release day is just around the corner, with today’s league AGM confirming that the fans will finally be privy to the schedule at 10am on Tuesday 20th June.

Saturday 5th August will host the extra-preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup, where Redcar fell short against Seaham Red Star last season.

Isaac Walker challenging a Seaham defender in last season’s Emirates FA Cup. (Photo: Harry Cook)

The first qualifying round for the FA Vase will take place a few weeks after, on Saturday 26th August, with the first round proper due mid October.

The draw for all FA competitions will be made early in July, whilst prize money, list of clubs accepted, and round exemptions will be announced at the end of this month.

Finally, the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup returns to the calendar for the 2023/24 season, consisting of teams from across both Northern League divisions.

The draw was made earlier today, where the Steelmen were given a bye into the second round, where Northallerton Town or Washington await.

Currently, Redcar are due to make their footballing return against Billingham Synthonia on Tuesday 4th July.

Athletic have two pre-season friendlies at Green Lane, the first of which against Whitby Town on the evening of the 11th, before National League side Hartlepool United make the trip two weeks later.

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