Grassroots football suspended in Jersey
Statement from the Jersey FA - 16.03.2020
In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Jersey FA is now advising that all grassroots football in the island is postponed until further notice. This includes all JFA Combination league and cup fixtures, friendly matches and training.
The Jersey FA’s after-school skills sessions, holiday fun weeks, Centre of Excellence, Player Development Centre and Just Play Walking Football sessions are also all suspended. The Wildcats programme and Girls Mini League are also halted.
On Monday evening the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised against mass gatherings in the UK, saying everyone there should avoid “non essential” social contact.
Whilst the Government of Jersey has not yet followed suit, some schools have notified parents of sports fixtures being suspended indefinitely. The Jersey FA is affiliated to the FA in England - which has suspended all grassroots football activity - and the JFA is therefore putting the current season on hold.