The current coronavirus health crisis is giving great concern and the impact on the NFA is constantly being monitored. The NFA Directors’ main focus is to protect the Association to ensure it is in a stable position, ready to bring football back into the county once the restrictions are lifted and we can look to returning to any sense of normality.
With our activities and events delayed, postponed or cancelled and under the current government restrictions, there is little prospect of anything re-starting for the foreseeable future. Thursday’s decision by The FA to close the season has brought an end to all our football activities in the county other than at the National League and EFL.
Should leagues require any assistance on bringing their season to a close please contact the NFA and we will ensure you are given appropriate advice and guidance.
The NFA offices were closed on Tuesday 17 March.
With immediate effect, all matters relating to the Association should be referred to Sarah Bentley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maria Murphy (email@example.com). Please use the usual means of contacting the NFA and all emails and calls will be dealt with at the earliest opportunity.
Please do not contact any other members of the team during this time.
These were postponed immediately upon the government restrictions being announced. In accordance with Standing Orders, the County Cup competitions will be a matter for the County Cup Committee to decide how this season’s competitions are concluded.
We hope to make this decision soon and will update clubs and leagues individually and through updates on our website and social media channels.
The Council Meeting scheduled for 24 April has been cancelled and a decision on the AGM will be taken soon.
We ask everyone participating in our game to follow the Government advice to reduce the impact of Covid-19 and keep yourselves, your families and everyone in your clubs and leagues safe and in good health during what is a very difficult time for us all.
The NFA wishes to extend its condolences and sympathy to any of you who may have suffered illness or bereavement in this current crisis.
The NFA would like to assure everyone in our football community that we will be striving hard to keep the Association ready to restart the game once the current crisis comes to an end.
We will continue to bring you regular updates on our website and social media channels as often as we can.