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1. FA ISSUES UPDATE ON GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL


We welcome the UK Governments update today regarding the Covid 19 roadmap for easing the Lockdown restrictions which means we can look forward to the safe return of Grassroots Football from 29th of March for both adults and children.

With this new clarity around timings, we will continue to work with government on plans for a safe return for grassroots football across England and will communicate updated guidance as as soon as we can. We can also confirm that the 2020/21 grassroots season has been extended until the end of June in order to provide additional flexibility in times for leagues to complete their fixtures this season if they wish to do so.

Please note; the extension does not apply to the National League system (NLS) steps 3-6, regional NLS feeder leagues and the woman's football pyramid from tier 3 and below, including county leagues at Tier 7, as the process to determine the preferred route forward for these competitions is currently ongoing. We will provide a further update on this in due course.

Source - The FA