LEAGUE STATEMENT 30TH MARCH 2020
Hope that you are keeping well at these challenging times.
Following on from The FA's announcement towards the end of the last week, that all grassroots football for the season 2019-20 has been cancelled and the season is over, we have had chance to consider the decisions that have been made and the implications that these have on the CYFL. In addition, all the leagues in Bedfordshire have discussed their thoughts to ensure that we are aligned in our thinking and approach to these unprecedented times.
As such, I would like to advise the following:-
The Management Committee will be considering other measures that may be taken to reduce the pressures on Clubs to get started again. These will be announced to Clubs, in due course, which will in all likelihood be towards the end of April which is when I will be circulating the application forms for the 2020-21 season.
At present, our AGM which is scheduled for Monday 15th June 2020. I appreciate that this may need to change, but we can review that as time passes.
Our proposed start date for next season is Sunday 13th September (which is our traditional start date as the 2nd Sunday of September). However we are proposing that the season does not start until after the schools go back (which is consistent with other youth leagues in Bedfordshire) so this maybe delayed if the schools have not returned back for the Autumn term. Again we can review that as time passes.
As with everyone, we are disappointed with the way that the season has finished, but appreciate that at this difficult time, there are other issues facing people which take priority over football. However we hope that everyone can stay safe and will be in a position to resume football, as and when the situation improves and it is safe to do so.
Secretary, Chiltern Youth Football League