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Non-Elite Football Suspended… Again

The FA have confirmed that following this evenings Government lockdown update [04.01.21], all “non-elite” football in England will be suspended.

The decision includes the suspension of fixtures and training across the following with immediate effect:

Step 3 through Step 6 of the National League System

Tier 3 through 7 of the Women’s Football Pyramid

Regional NLS feeder leagues

Barclays FA WSL Academy League (unless under elite status)

FA Girls Regional Talent Clubs (unless under elite status)

All indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football, including U18s (except organised outdoor football for disabled people, which is allowed to continue)

Vitality Women’s FA Cup (which is currently classified as ‘non-elite’ at this stage in the competition)

With no duration given, the FA have confirmed that dialogue will continue with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Leagues, competitions and County FAs and that they will provide further updates for the 2020-21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup, Buildbase FA Vase and ‘non-elite’ football when relevant.