Switching Match Venues

It might appear to be stating the obvious but most teams want to play football on a Saturday afternoon and get fed up when matches are postponed due to pitches being unfit.

Clubs are therefore reminded that, as stated in the “Notes to Club Fixtures Secretaries”

“If you have not played your opponents at their ground already, BEFORE contacting anyone else to notify them that the match is postponed due to weather or other conditions, you MUST CONTACT YOUR OPPONENTS to see if they have a pitch available and the match will then be switched and become their home fixture.”

The alternative is that we end up with a large number of mid-week matches at the end of the season, matches that teams find hard to fulfil.

It is in everyone’s interest to get matches played if there is a pitch available.