Covid-19 Update - Suspension of Senior Football Extended to 12th June 2020 whilst other Leagues Cancelled

Published on 17 May, 2020 
By: Mark Williams

On 12th May, the FAW announced that that 2019/20 season for Mini, Junior, Youth and Academy football leagues would be curtailed (i.e. ended) with immediate effect.

There will be further meetings during the week beginning 18th May to discuss the proposed methods of finalising the leagues affected.  Presumably, the options under discussion will include a) declaring the season "void" and b) finalising league positions using a "points per game" calculation (or even a weighted "points per game" where the calculation differentiates between Home & Away fixtures).

On the 16th May, the FAW also announce that the current suspension of all other Leagues would be extended until 12th June 2020.

Speaking personally, I feel the longer the suspension goes on the less likely it is that the season will re-start.  Assuming clubs would require some form of "mini pre-season" to restore player fitness before 2019-20 fixtures could re-commence, it is difficult to see how any delay beyond 12th June will not have a knock-on effect to next season.

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