Junior football to return in Wales following Welsh Government confirmation
Grassroots
26 March 2021

Junior football to return in Wales following Welsh Government confirmation

The Welsh Government has confirmed that junior football can resume from Saturday, March 27, as the current public health conditions are favourable. 

Organised outdoor activities and sports for children under 18 can resume and junior football clubs, across Wales, have been notified about the FAW’s Return to Play protocols, which can be found in the FAW COVID-19 Hub

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The Welsh Government’s guidance for organisers of outdoor activities for children and young people aged 18 and under can be accessed here.

Following discussions and lobbying by the FAW, the Welsh Government have made revisions to the number of people who can gather indoors and outdoors at Alert Level 2 of their Coronavirus Control Plan.

The 30 people outdoors and 15 people indoors limits have been lifted to 50 and 30 respectively. 

This is a significant development for the return of senior league competitions and the FAW is currently reviewing the impact of this change on its roadmap for the return of football. 

Full information on the Welsh Government’s response to COVID-19 can be found here

Further details on the Welsh Government Control Plan and Alert Levels can be accessed here.