FA Confirm Plans For Football To Return From Next Month – And When Tamworth Could Be Back

The Football Association has outlined plans for a “phased return” of grassroots football – with games set to go ahead as soon as next month.

As expected, however, there will be a number of guidelines to follow.

Competitive training can resume straight away but is limited to groups of 30 people, including coaches.

Pre-season games can get going from the beginning of August.

In September, grassroots leagues and FA completions will be allowed to start but only after clubs complete risk assessments and introduce procedures to limit risk of infection.

Players will be told to avoid public transport to travel to games, not celebrate goals, shower at home and travel to the game in their kit.

Guidance for the return has been agreed with the Culture Department, says the FA.

The FA’s director of football development, James Kendall said: The past few months have been some of the most challenging times, not just for football, but across society, and today’s news will be welcomed by the grassroots football community all over the country.”

As for Tamworth’s league campaign – Steps 3 and 4 have been given a provisional date of Saturday 19 September as a start date for the new season.

Clubs have been encouraged to complete their COVID-19 action plans as soon as possible to ensure compliance with the provisional dates.

Guidance published by the FA includes provisions for everyone involved with the club, including spectators.

The Lambs also know when they will start their FA Cup campaign for the 2020/21 season.

Level 7 clubs enter at the First Qualifying Round stage – with games getting underway on September 22.

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