The AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U18 Side play in the Northants Senior Youth League (South Division), and that league has issued the following statement regarding the Covid-19 Virus situation.
The latest advice the League have from the FA is as below:
“The FA is fully aware that there are questions about whether grassroots football in England should be played because of the Covid-19 virus. Consistent with Government advice, the FA is recommending that grassroots football is able to continue as usual for now, with each League making its own individual decision based on its local situation and the availability of players and officials. However, we would fully respect and support any leagues or teams that wish to postpone fixtures in light of the Covid-19 virus. The decision to postpone all professional football in England has been taken with the integrity of the competitions in mind, considering the availability of players, staff and facilities.”
The situation is fast moving and advice on grassroots football from the FA will change as the government continually reviews the situation. The professional game took unprecedented steps on Friday and we should expect further announcements this week. However the League has now decided that we will postpone all fixtures with immediate effect and will advise as soon as there is any change to our position.