Curtailment of season 2020/21

You will be aware from recenr decisions at the FAW that Competition Senior and Youth Football has been cancelled for the 2020/21 season. The decisions by the relevant Boards have taken into account the current Welsh Government guidelines and measures in relation COVID-19 with the health and safety of everyone involved being of the utmost importance.

Given the increased numbers of U18s that can participate in outdoor activity, that an attempt will be made to play junior competitions for the 2020/21 season when the country returns to Alert Level 3 in accordance with the Welsh Government Covid-19 Control Plan. This will not include SWFA Cups at junior levels but Leagues that operate at under-16 and below may wish to offer some form of competition if Welsh Government regulations permit.

The FAW & SWFA fully understand the frustrations felt by many throughout the country of not being able to play, volunteer and support their clubs. However, these are unprecedented times and neither the FAWnor the SWFA are not responsible for the national COVID-19 policies and guidelines, which are in place to keep the nation as safe as possible.

Finally, the FAW has decided that should the Welsh Government Alert Levels change before the end of the season, 31 May – as detailed in the FAW Rules, clubs would be permitted to request the sanction of friendly matches.

We are working to start planning on what activity can be played from 1 June and towards the start of the 2021/22 season and will issue further updates in due course.