Weston & District League vote to return to action from April 3

Action between Wrington Redhill Reserves and Selkirk United

Action from the Weston & District League Division Two clash between Wrington Redhill Reserves and Selkirk United last March. - Credit: Mike Clements

The Weston & District League have voted to extend their 2020-21 season in light of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement  that grassroots football can return in England from March 29.

A roadmap has been put in place by the government and the return of non-elite sport is the second step in easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

The local league plans to start again on April 3 and will involve evening matches starting from April 13, with the possibility for double-headers played on the same day with two games between the same two clubs.

Each game will last 30 minutes each way and teams can use new players in these games if they want to.

The league have planned to complete the campaign by the end of May, but will move over into June if there are matches that still need to be played.

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A spokesman for the league said: "The Weston & District League will restart on April 3, this is good news and at a recent league meeting the majority were pleased about that.

“It is our intention to complete the season if possible, Covid-19 protocols will be in place.”

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