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'Non-elite' football in England is suspended following the Government’s announcement on new national Covid-19 restrictions




The non-league football season has been suspended following the Government’s announcement this week on new national Covid-19 restrictions that will be in place from Thursday.

The impact on ‘non elite’ football in England will include the suspension of all fixtures and training for 28 days for sides across the Stamford, Bourne, Rutland and Deepings areas.

A Football Association statement said: “Our aim is to ensure that the 2020-21 season is completed at these levels and we will liaise with the relevant leagues and the county football associations to provide support and establish appropriate options to do so if required.

The football season has been suspended due to the Covid-19 lockdown. (42965583)
The football season has been suspended due to the Covid-19 lockdown. (42965583)

“Re-starting football at these levels has taken substantial determination and commitment from stakeholders across the game and we would like to thank everyone for their vital contributions.

“However, health and wellbeing remain the priority, so it is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the UK Government’s new national Covid-19 restrictions during this period.

“The UK Government has confirmed that school sport can continue as an exemption during this period.”



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