Due to Covid-19 and the disruption it has caused us all during the 19/20 season, the Secretary Army Football has declared that all Affiliation, Challenge Cup entry (Minor, Major and Reserves) and League entry will be free this season. We hope that this will in part, make up for the loss of participation since March 20.
Following new FA guidelines for this season, it is compulsory that all players be registered through your WGS portal and then submitted to your League Secretary for approval. Please follow the guides contained in the DIN attached.
It will be priority to monitor and drive compliance to ensure completion of the above and I will be happy to support and assist you through the process, if required.
Recommencement of Football – Covid-19
Approval to the recommencement of football must be authorised by Army HQ on the recommendation of ASCB. To this we are currently preparing a business case, roadmap and risk assessment package that will be submitted to the ASCB upon completion for consideration. Once authorisation is provided each individual fixture and activity will require a risk assessment. Please see attached in-depth Covid-19 update for the coming season.
At unit level sport, Army HQ are content for training to take place for all recognised Army sports, providing it adheres to NGB guidelines and FRAGO 001 to Pj PHOENIX OpO 001.
NGB guidelines are:
• Competitive training is now permitted, with groups limited to a maximum of 30 people, including coaches
More info can be found at www.thefa.com
Finally, we have put together a Football Officers guide for you to refer to with regards to policies, procedures and all things related to Army football. We hope you find it useful. Football Officers Guide
Please do not hesitate to contact the affiliations and discipline officer if you have any queries concerning any of the above.
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