Football suspension latest
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As a result of the lockdown announcement, the impact on ‘non-elite’ football in England will include the suspension of fixtures and training across the following with immediate effect:
Steps three to six of the National League System, Tiers three to seven of the Women’s Football Pyramid, Regional NLS feeder leagues, Barclays FA WSL Academy League (unless under elite status), FA Girls Regional Talent Clubs (unless under elite status), all indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football, including under-18s (except organised outdoor football for disabled people, which is allowed to continue) and the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.
The FA statement said: “Clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers must adhere to the Government’s new national COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
“We would like to thank the football community once again for its hard work, resilience and understanding during such an incredibly challenging period for both the game and wider society.”