Yet another blanket cancellation – News Week ending March 4th 2018

The disruption experienced so far this season is unprecedented with yet another blanket call off due to the extraordinary snow fall from Thursday last. However the good news is that from 2019 football will be moving to the calendar year which basically means that the season will start and finish between February and November in the same year.

The format has yet to be decided but what is certain is that kids will no longer be expected to play and train during the winter months. This can only be a positive innovation, one that will insure that the children will have a positive experience of playing football and that playing on better surfaces in better conditions will make for better more skilful players. This only applies to underage football ie under 16 down. After what we have experienced so far this season Calendar Year soccer can’t come fast enough.