As we all know the current situation around Covid-19 continues to develop. Lock down, and social distancing do not look like they are going to end any time soon. None of us, could ever have foreseen a time when football simply stopped. The FA announced last week that the National League System would cease, and all results be would be expunged.
We also attended a call with Lancashire FA last week, where we discussed the options and advice for grassroots leagues. Following on from that call, we have taken the decision to end the current season for all league and league run cup games, across the BBDFL and the NWGFL. All results shall be expunged.
We understand that this will come as a disappointment to many, but we were left with few options, and ultimately, we believe we should follow the FA’s advice.
Everyone involved is missing football, from the players, referee’s, coaches, parents, grandparents, family and friends. These are unprecedented times we find ourselves in.
Now we look forward to next season, and the planning begins. A further update will be issued shortly about next seasons registration.
Lastly, whilst we are all disappointed about football, right now there are far more important things going in our world. We ask all our members to continue to follow government advice:
Stay At Home, Protect The NHS, Save Lives
We wish all our members and their families and friends best wishes in these challenging times.
BBDFL & NWGFL Teams