Competitive Football to Return From September

The FA have confirmed that the UK Government approved their plan for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football late last night, Friday 17th July 2020. As a result, the grassroots football community now has the opportunity to return to football and prepare for the start of the new season.

Until 31st July: when ready, you can begin competitive training, with the overall group size (inclusive of coaches) being limited to 30 people.

From August: competitive matches to begin, for example pre-season fixtures, festivals and small-sided football competitions.

From September: grassroots leagues, men’s National League System, Women’s Football Pyramid tiers 3 to 6, and FA Competitions can commence.

Clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents/carers, spectators and football facility providers should read the full details which are available via the following link,

F.A. Update 24 – Full FA guidelines