FA extend grassroots football season to allow competitions to be completed

Action can continue until end of June...

By Duncan Browne
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 8:59 am
Grassroots football will resume from March 29.
Grassroots football will resume from March 29.

The grassroots football season has been extended until the end of June, it has been announced.

With matches able to resume next month, it is hoped that there will now be enough time for leagues to be completed.

The extension applies to senior leagues below step six of the National League System as well as all junior leagues.

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"We welcome the UK Government’s update (on Monday) regarding the Covid-19 roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions which means we can look forward to the safe return of grassroots football from March 29 for both adults and children," an FA statement read.

"We can also confirm that the 2020-21 grassroots season has been extended until the end of June in order to provide additional flexibility and time for leagues to complete their fixtures this season if they wish to do so."

The extension does not apply to the National League System steps three to six, Regional NLS Feeder Leagues and the Women’s Football Pyramid from tier three and below.

"The process to determine the preferred route forward for these competitions is currently ongoing," the FA added.