URGENT - Fixtures 2020/21 - URGENT
After the publication on 25th & 26th November of the latest UK Government COVID-19 guidelines and regulations for post-2nd December, the League Committee met on 26th November to consider the implications for the Midlands Men's Hockey League. Amongst the relevant issues was that most (approx. 75%) of our teams are placed in Tier 3.
As a consequence, the following decisions were made regarding League fixtures in the 1st half of the season, covering games up to and including 12th December 2020.
All results of games played to date will currently stand.
League fixtures scheduled during the 2nd Lockdown - and not played -
will be flagged as 'CANCELLED'.
League fixtures scheduled for 5th and 12th December will NOT be played ..
and will be flagged as 'CANCELLED'.
NO fixture flagged as 'CANCELLED' is to be re-scheduled.
It should be noted that although there will be no Men's League fixtures on 5th and 12th December, this does not stop teams playing friendlies as long as these take place in line with Government and England Hockey guidance. Any result from playing these games, should NOT be posted to the League website.
In respect of Men's league hockey in 2021, as any further effects of COVID are unknown at this time, the current expectation is to play all fixtures from 9th January as currently programmed.
The League Committee will be meeting again on 4th January to see if this needs to change and also review how the end of season promotions/relegations might be decided.