Wealdstone were named National League South champions last night and were promoted to the National League following a vote by all member clubs to end the National League on an unweighted points per game basis.

The vote is subject to FA approval, but it is expected to be ratified and Wealdstone will play their football in the National League next season, once that is finally able to start.

A statement from the board was posted to the Stones' website earlier today - it reads: "Last night's announcement from the National League confirming our promotion is fantastic news for the club and everyone connected to it. Huge congratulations must go to Dean and Stuart, along with Kirk, Gary and Matty for delivering a side which played exceptional football and exceeded all our expectations for the season. Not only did the football put smiles on the faces of all our supporters but so did the way this management team conducted themselves and integrated themselves into the club.

Given the changes made last summer, the financial structure we put in place and the scale of the squad rebuild, it is nothing short of phenomenal to have achieved what we have achieved this season. Whilst not being able to win promotion in front of our fans will always be a disappointment to us all, we must celebrate accordingly once restrictions allow us to.

Thanks must also go to the wider footballing team, Tony, Abigail, Elise and John who have all played a big part in supporting the management team in their success as well as everyone who has volunteered or helped the club in the past 12 months."