Run a Local Football Team? This is for You!

Councillor Phil Bateman said ” I was approached by a local amateur boys football club seeking re-assurance relating to the rules.”

Sport England have issued the below announcement following the new guidance .

While social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the government’s confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue, as can organised outdoor sports and physical activity events such as parkrun, which is due to return next month.

People can also continue to use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools – classes within these venues can continue as they are now. People should not go to these venues socially in groups of more than six.
That’s because these sports and activities have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and because these venues are classed as Covid-secure given the measures they’ve introduced.

With advice likely to evolve as restrictions change, we’ll monitor and update our guidance to ensure it’s in line with the what the government is advising and we’ll continue to listen to providers when they tell us what resources will help most.

Football teams should therefore continue to follow the guidance outlined by the FA and have clear Covid risk assessments and plans in place before commencement of their season.

The County Football Association are able to assist teams with this and they can either contact or dependent on what are the club comes under.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more