Dear Club Official,

First and foremost I do hope that you and your families are safe and well.

As you will have seen earlier this afternoon The FA have released a statement in relation to the 2019/20 season and the implications that the coronavirus has had.

The FA has decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019/20 season. This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season.

I have this afternoon written to all Manchester FA Member Leagues. I have advised them that we will be supporting them to determine how they should close out their current competitions.

For further information on The FA’s statement please do refer to the link below.

http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/mar/26/national-league-system-womens-football-pyramid-grassroots-covid-19-update-260320

We will be in further contact with our leagues as soon as practically possible. We would ask you continue to be patient as we review all the options that are available, enabling us to provide the necessary guidance to our member leagues.

Kind Regards,

Colin Bridgford

Chief Executive Officer & Senior Safeguarding Lead

Manchester Football Association