08:30PM, Thursday 18 February 2021
The Football Association (FA) has provided an update for clubs at steps 3-6 in relation to the potential curtailment or continuation of the season.
Surveys have been circulated to all clubs at those levels to gage their views on whether the campaign should continue or not, and, although many clubs would welcome the chance to play on, most believe their respective leagues will be declared null and void.
However, the Alliance Committee (steps 3-4) and Leagues Committee (steps 5-6) intend to wait on next week’s speech from the Prime Minister (February 22) where he’s set to outline a roadmap for coming out of lockdown and the easing of restrictions.
The FA’s statement read: “The Committees met on February 8-9 respectively to discuss the data that was collated following the recent surveys circulated to clubs at this level of the game.
“During discussions, the Committees acknowledged the likelihood that the Prime Minister will set out a ‘roadmap’ to the nation on 22 February as to how Government intend to begin to reduce the current COVID-19 restrictions.
“Given that any such update from the Government on 22 February may provide the Committees with additional, relevant information to help determine the preferred route forward, they have agreed to reconvene after this date.
“In addition, the Alliance Committee are also conscious of the ongoing process the National League (Steps 1 & 2) are undertaking and the potential impact this could have on any actions the Committee may choose to take. We will provide an update in due course.”
A new Christmas light trail will open up at Windsor Great Park in November run by the same events company behind Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.