Don't think the Youth Leagues will resume until the schools are back (at the earliest)Isthmian Senior, Under 23s and Under 18s all put on hold now.
I was down to do 2 JPL finals on Saturday (1 AR, 1 Ref) but that has been postponed as well - tbh I had already come off that - 16 teams & team officials and parents from all over the country didn't strike me as sensible - but local Youth league is carrying on, although I hardly ever officiate on that now and won't be at the moment.
Actually, 500 games is a big underestimation within said radius. I was only accounting for The Watford Friendly & West Herts Youth. If we also considered Harrow & Mid Herts, not to mention Bucks, the number of kids games within reach would be staggering. Not including girls footy which seems to be a Saturday thing in our neck of the woodsHarrow Youth League confirmed today that they ARE resuming on 10th Jan
You’d be surprised. I’m in Greater Manchester and the vast majority of games are able to go ahead as planned as most of the teams are within the GM boundaries. My youth league starts up again on Saturday.Kids can't travel between tier 4 areas to play, I doubt you'll find many games where's both sides are all from the same council area.
They've split up the areas more round my way, so it's very likely most teams will have players from different areas.You’d be surprised. I’m in Greater Manchester and the vast majority of games are able to go ahead as planned as most of the teams are within the GM boundaries. My youth league starts up again on Saturday.
Null and void incoming
Wonder what local/amateur/Sunday football will do. With so many games to fit in will they just sack it off too?
Also wondering what might happen with L4/3 promotions, whether they abandon it altogether, promote based on barely half a season or just role over marks into next season...(I'm not quite in the ball park for promotion alas)
Got to assume some L4/3 will drop off so there'll be gaps that need to be filled. Interesting to see what the FA decide to do.