SJFC exiting lockdown 3.0

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Salaams Alaykum Parents and Boys,

As you will have see on Monday the Government has finally given us a plan to exit Lockdown 3.0 and restart organised sports activities.

The FA has extended the 2020-21 grassroots season until the end of June in order to provide additional flexibility and time for leagues to complete their fixtures this season if they wish to do so.

Please see the link to the FA update below:
[https://www.thefa.com/news/2021/feb/22/grassroots-football-update-20210222]

Whilst this is great news for all of us it does mean that we are currently undergoing a major period of planning on the safest way for us to return to Adult & Youth Training as well as League competitions.

As you can understand there is still a long way to go before we will be in a position to confirm the exact restart dates and logistics as we await confirmation from our site partners, consider the easter holidays, Ramadan and League updates on match schedules and planning etc.

As the restart of the season has been targeted at the week preceding the Easter Holidays it would be great if you could all complete a short survey that will be issued next week to understand the availability of the boys to commence training during the easter break so that we can plan accordingly.

We will provide a further update as soon as we have confirmation of our site partners and the league(s) regarding their plans for the remainder of the season as well as consulting Stanmore Jafferys on planning for Ramadan.

Salaams & Duas
Nazir Rajvani
SJFC Chair