WEYMOUTH will begin the 2021/22 Vanarama National League season on Saturday, August 21.

League officials yesterday announced key dates, with the campaigns for National League North and South clubs getting underway a week earlier.

For all divisions, the National League festive fixtures are scheduled for Sunday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 28.

Clubs can then choose the date of their first contest in 2022, with Saturday, January 1, Sunday, January 2 or Monday, January 3 all possible thanks to the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Terras’ National League season will end on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in a return to a more conventional pre-coronavirus schedule which sees the play-offs begin four days later.

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All dates are subject to change, while round dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy are yet to be unveiled.

Weymouth will finish this season in 18th place – no matter the result against Hartlepool on Saturday (12.30pm).

Elsewhere, Portland United have drawn Romsey Town at home in the second round of the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup.