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Tier 2 football season cancelled

Created on 19/03/2021 @ 05:36


One local manager used the hashtag #timewaster after the Football Association of Wales finally announced that tier 2 football will not be going ahead after all this season.

The FAW announced last night that JD Cymru North and JD Cymru South league clubs will not be having their ‘Elite Status’ designation reinstated by the National Sport Group (NSG). 

“As a result, the 2020/21 season has been cancelled for these competitions due to the ongoing public health crisis and the current Welsh Government COVID-19 alert level, leaving insufficient time to safely complete a reduced season,” the FAW stated.   

The NSG includes representation from Sport Wales, Welsh Sports Association, Commonwealth Games and the Welsh Government. 

“The FAW fully understands the frustrations felt by many throughout the country of not being able to play, volunteer and support their clubs. However, these are unprecedented times and the FAW is not responsible for the national COVID-19 policies and guidelines, which are in place to keep the nation as safe as possible.”

The decision hasn’t gone down well with clubs like Llanidloes, Guilsfield and Llanidloes Town who had been hoping for much earlier clarification once it was clear the pandemic would not be going away.

“Devastating news,” Tweeted Llanrhaeadr manager Marc Griffiths. “Thanks to all the volunteers who have spent the last seven months preparing for a season that we were repeatedly told would start. Also hats off to the players, tremendous attitude shown to keep fit and be in the right condition to play #timewaster.”

Guilsfield manager Nathan Leonard said he had "never felt so deflated".

Newtown remain the only local team playing any action this season in the top tier of the JD Cymru Premier. 



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