With the Government announcement about meeting in groups from today, here is the latest guidance from The Football Association:

Consistent with Government advice, published on Friday 17th July 2020, the following outdoor football activity is currently permitted:


  • ​Competitive matches can begin. Pre season friendlies, festivals and small sided football competitions can all take place.

  • Competitive training can now take place with groups of up to 30 - including coaches.

  • Competitive matches can now take place with social distancing in place before and after the match as well as during any breaks in play.

  • Handling of the ball should be kept to a minimum and the ball should be sanitised during any break in play.

  • Youth football coaches should are encouraged to limit the persistent close proximity of participants during training and match play.

  • Sharing of equipment should be kept to a minimum and strong hand hygiene practices should be in place before and after sessions. 

It is essential that any individual who is symptomatic, living in a household with a possible

COVID - 19 infection or if you're classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, the guidance is that you should remain at home.

This information is correct as of 19:30 on Friday 17th July 2020.

As always, the safety and wellbeing of all our players and their parents / carers is of paramount importance to us. We have updated our risk assessments for each venue - links can be found within the booking form page - and ask all parents / carers to ensure they have read and understand the control measures in place. 

We will be looking to restart some of our group sessions during September including Saturday morning club and one after school club. Our aim is to run holiday courses during October half term with the hope that everything will be back to normal during term 2!

We are planning to continue running individual sessions as an alternative to after school clubs and can offer these into the evening hours too.

We will keep you posted with any developments as and when they happen.

Stay safe and look after your loved ones.

Adam and everyone at ABFC.

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