The last few days have been relatively hectic for the Vanarama National League North, with a whole host of changes for a number of clubs.

Firstly, Harrogate Town announced that this summer they would be installing an artificial “3G” pitch at their ground, Wetherby Road.

They join Tamworth in doing so, the Lambs announcing they would be taking this step just before the end of last season.

Meanwhile AFC Fylde, who narrowly missed out on promotion via the play-offs last term, announced they would be taking the step to become a full-time club.

The ambitious Lancashire club are moving into a new stadium in the summer, and will become the second professional club in the division alongside Nuneaton Town.

FC Halifax Town, who won the FA Trophy on Sunday following their relegation, have announced that Billy Heath has replaced Jim Harvey as their manager.

Harvey departs despite coming within a whisker of keeping the Shaymen up and lifting the Trophy with victory over Grimsby Town.

Heath departs North Ferriby United after an impressive five years at the club culminated in promotion to the National League, thanks to a play-off final victory over Fylde. He won the FA Trophy with Ferriby last year.

Finally, the league have announced that the 2016-17 fixture list will be released on July 6, exactly a month before the season commences.