Hull City Ladies FC – FA Statement
The FA have announced how the upcoming lockdown period will affect ‘non-elite’ football in England.
All ‘non-elite’ football in England has been suspended, the Football Association has announced. Hull City Ladies FC have fallen under this bracket, as we compete in tier 3 of the football pyramid and therefore all our fixtures and training has been suspended.
We want everyone to stay safe during these challenging and uncertain times and hopefully we can return back to playing football again soon.
We note the UK Government’s announcement on Monday 4 January with regards to the new national COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown.
As a result, the impact on ‘non-elite’ football in England will include the suspension of fixtures and training across the following with immediate effect:
- Steps three to six of the National League System
- Tiers three to seven of the Women’s Football Pyramid
- Regional NLS feeder leagues
- Barclays FA WSL Academy League (unless under elite status)
- FA Girls Regional Talent Clubs (unless under elite status)
- All indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football, including under-18s (except organised outdoor football for disabled people, which is allowed to continue)
- Vitality Women’s FA Cup (which is currently classified as ‘non-elite’ at this stage in the competition)
It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the Government’s new national COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and we implore everyone to follow these.
The FA continues to work closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Sport England and we will be communicating with the FAWNL and FA as the weeks/months progress.
Haworth Park has been a safe place for fans to watch live football, with special thanks to our Covid Officer, our staff, players, HRR Chairman and supporters who have all abided by the measures put in place. We look forward to the resumption of the season, when it’s safe to do so and look forward to being back playing in front of fans again.
Once again, we cannot thank everyone enough who has turned up to support the Tigresses. We are thankful not only to our loyal fans but our key partners and sponsors who are all part of the Tigress family. We will always welcome any new partnerships and to grow further with support from supporters and sponsors across the city.
We look forward to launching our Girls Elite Academy and hope the season resumes when it’s safe to do so. Let’s celebrate our 20th year anniversary together in 2021 & further create opportunities for girls in the region to develop, empower & achieve.
Hull City Ladies FC Managing Director, Danny Johnson said:
“On behalf of Hull City Ladies, I hope everyone had a good Xmas and New Year. Unfortunately we find ourselves in another lockdown and it’s certainly not what anyone wanted or possibly expected but together we can get through this lockdown once again.
I urge everyone to look after each-other in these challenging times, prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. It’s crucial to remember your mental health still matters. I speak on behalf of everyone connected to the club, that we want everyone to continue to be safe, look after yourself, those close to you and to follow government guidelines.
If you, or a family member or friend is struggling please know that the club is accessible by contacting us via our website and/or social media”.
Best Wishes, Danny.