The Guernsey FA is delighted to confirm the resumption of all affiliated football with effect from Monday 22nd March, when Guernsey moves into Stage 3 of the current Exit from lockdown strategy.
After what has been 8 weeks without any formal and structured football in Guernsey, the football community can now look forward to a return of all levels of football, which will include competitive league and cup matches, along with training for all age groups.
Guernsey FA Chief Executive, Gary Roberts, commented:
“We are naturally very pleased that the States of Guernsey has given the go-ahead for competitive grassroots football to return in the island. The past two months have once again been some of the most challenging times for the Bailiwick, not just in relation to football, but across the island community as we continue to meet the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s news will be undoubtedly be welcomed by the grassroots football community across the island, and with the FA extending the season until 30th June, we can look forward to completing the current season and avoiding the same scenario we witnessed at the end of last season.
“Now that we are able to look ahead to the season resuming, it is crucial that the football community continues to do all we can to follow Public Health guidance and safety measures. The GFA has been working with all relevant stakeholders – including GFLM, member clubs and the Sports Commission – to ensure that the return of football is safe for all participants, whether they be a player, coach, match official, volunteer or spectator. In the period up until the 30th April, football will be mindful of the Public Health requirements for gatherings of 100-plus people and, to assist with ensuring compliance, the GFA has provided GFLM and the member clubs with guidance in how to manage such scenarios.
“The GFA will continue to follow the States of Guernsey advice and work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure football is doing all it can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the island community.”
The Guernsey FA will also be resuming all of its own delivery programmes with effect from the 22nd March, which will mean that in the weeks ahead the children and young people in Guernsey can look forward to the resumption of the GFA Academy, Girls Academy, Girls Player Development Centre, Wildcats and Soccer School. This includes the Soccer School holiday courses being delivered during the Easter school break, and more details about these courses can be found via the following link; https://www.soccerschool.gg
Details of upcoming fixtures across all local league competitions can be found via the following link; https://fulltime-league.thefa.com/Index.do?league=3911957
For any further information about specific areas within local football please contact one of the following:
Football Development – Angus Mackay; Angus.Mackay@Guernseyfa.com
- Charter Standard
- Coach Education
- Online Learning & CPD
Football Administration and Women & Girls Participation – Joelle Pengelley; Joelle.Pengelley@Guernseyfa.com
- Girls Player Development Centre
- Information Technology Systems – WholeGame, Full-Time
Safeguarding – Sara Mallett - Sara.Mallett@randellandloveridge.gg
Guernsey Soccer School – Tony Vance; Tony.Vance@Guernseyfc.com
All other matters should be referred to Chief Executive, Gary Roberts; Gary.Roberts@Guernseyfa.com