I trust that you have, or will have, seen the statement, highlighted in red below, made in the past hour from the FA. Due to this we have no alternative but to postpone all future 2019-2020 league games, within the AFC, with immediate effect. All eight LOB Cup Finals are also postponed and will be re-arranged and played in accordance with applicable Government Guidelines . We are in unprecedented times , the like of which we have never seen, nor wish ever to see again. The season is immediately suspended, but the likelihood, has to be that we will not be able to restart the season, in the remaining weeks of March & April.
A considered and reasoned decision on what we do, as regards, promotion, relegation, possibly restarting the season in September, declaring the season null and void and playing the Cup Finals at a later date, will all be considered in the weeks to come, when we will have more information and the Fixtures Committee will be able to propose a structured plan. It is recognised that whatever decisions are made will upset some and please others, but as always the Fixtures Committee will consider all options available.
The awards evening, scheduled for Friday May 29th will now have to be cancelled.
Finally can I personally thank all Club Officers, Fixtures Committee Members, Emergency Exec Members and the players themselves, for supporting myself and the AFC in the past weeks as the Covid19 pandemic gathered pace at such an alarming rate. The AFC will return, so please, please, stay healthy , take the NHS and Government advice seriously and once we have more news it will be sent to all.
FA Announcement: Please read below
Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future. Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time. We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.
Regards to you all