Grassroots football postponed
The FA has this evening (Monday 16th March 2020) released the following statement, confirming the postponement of grassroots football in England:
Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.
Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time.
We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.
Manchester FA would like to remind all stakeholders within grassroots football in Manchester of the importance of abiding by the latest advice, which comes in with immediate effect. Please note that this also applies to both training sessions and matches.
The above will remain in place until any future updates are provided by either The FA centrally or on behalf of The FA from ourselves.