Hurstpierpoint FC COVID-19 Update (16/03/2020)

Monday 16th March 2020, 8pm

Following advice from The FA, the Mid Sussex Football League (1st Team and Reserves) have suspended all fixtures until further notice.

The club have also decided to cancel training until further notice.

Friday 13th March 2020, 6pm

Following communication from Sussex County Football Association this afternoon, Hurstpierpoint Football Club would like to share an update with our players, parents, coaches, club officials and supporters in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. We know that people will have questions as to whether matches and training will go ahead, and we will continue to provide updates as things develop.

As a club, we are following, and will continue to follow, the guidance of the government, The FA, Sussex County FA, the Mid Sussex Football League (1st Team and Reserves) and Mid Sussex Youth & Minor Football League (U19) in relation to training and matches at grassroots level.

The FA and Sussex County FA have advised that, as things stand, it is not felt that fixtures or training should be cancelled as a matter of course. Mid Sussex Football League fixtures are still scheduled to go ahead. Therefore training will continue as normal, as will 1st Team and Reserve Team fixtures.

The Mid Sussex Youth & Minor Football League, which our U19 side (Youth Team) play in, have decided to suspend all fixtures and competitions for the weekends of 14th/15th March and 21st/22nd March. We await further updates beyond this period. This means that there will be no Youth Team fixtures for the next two weekends.

It goes without saying that we would urge everybody to continue to follow government guidance over the coming weeks and months. If you are going into self-isolation, please do inform the club at the earliest opportunity so that we can seek further guidance from the appropriate league and Sussex County Football Association.

If anybody has any concerns about attending training or matches, then please do speak to your Team Manager. Please do what is best for you. If that means not attending a match or training then please do not attend; the club will support your individual decision.

Ultimately, the decisions whether games are to go ahead or not will be taken out of our hands, but we would encourage open communication to ensure that we can continue to run the club efficiently at this time.

If you have any questions, then please do get in touch with your Team Manager or via email (hello@hurstpierpointfc.co.uk). We are not health professionals or COVID-19 experts, and are simply following public guidance. We will however endeavour to keep everybody up-to-date as we receive updates ourselves.

The Sussex County Football Association update is available to read here: http://www.sussexfa.com/news/2020/mar/06/covid-19-update

Hurstpierpoint Football Club Committee


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