#NorfolkFootbal – Norfolk FA Update

What football can take place in Tier 4?The latest Government and FA Guidance is as follows:

i. Open age (adult) teams are NOT permitted to play or train under any circumstances

ii. U18’s teams are currently permitted to train and play in matches. However, this must be done in strict compliance with the guidelines at all times. Any reported breaches of the guidance are likely to result in action being taken against the offending club(s)

iii. No Norfolk team (adult or youth) is permitted to travel to another area to train / play football. So for example an U14’s team from Norfolk cannot play an U14’s team from Suffolk

iv. Similarly no players are permitted to travel to another area to play for a team. So for example a player based in Cambridgeshire cannot travel to Norfolk to play for a Norfolk side and vice versa

What’s the latest with regards to League matches?

Each league are currently reviewing the guidance that they have and how best to proceed for their competition and they will be contacting their member Clubs in due course. The only exception to this is the Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League who have already decided that they will not be having any football in their competition at the present time and have notified their Clubs regarding this.

What about County Cup matches?

There are a number of County Cup competitions that are scheduled to take place in January. It has today been decided that:

All County Cup matches scheduled for Sunday 10th January will be postponed and rescheduled for a date in the future that is still to be confirmed. For the avoidance of doubt, this applies to the following competitions: Under 12’s Cup

Stuart Dracup Cup

John Savage Cup

Norfolk Veterans Cup

A decision will be made week commencing 4th January on the remaining County Cup competitions due to be played in January and Clubs will be notified in due course

As I am sure you can appreciate the situation is currently very fluid and changeable and as such we will continue to follow the government and FA guidance and communicate with you as and when anything changes.

Please also be reminded that we have had brought to our attention a potential scam email that seems to have been sent to a number of Norfolk clubs. Please be careful when responding to any emails and if in doubt, please do not take any action and feel free to forward the email on to us.

Kind regards,

Matt Carpenter

Norfolk FA