CFA Office


Joint Statement from CFA and County based Leagues

Joint statement

from Cumberland FA, The Carlisle Glass Longhorn Youth League, Carlisle City Sunday League, Cumberland County League, Egremont & District Sunday League, Penrith & District Junior Football League, West Cumbria Youth Football League, Workington & District Sunday League and Cumberland FA U16 Girls League.

We were all saddened with the announcement on Saturday regarding the government’s difficult decision to place the country back into a National Lockdown from Thursday and the subsequent announcement today from The FA that this would unfortunately mean the suspension of grassroots football (more detail can be found on our website HERE) until Wednesday 2nd December 2020. 

This not only includes a suspension of all league fixtures but also indoor and outdoor training for all youth and adult teams. 

Like you, we have worked relentlessly behind the scenes to get grassroots football within Cumberland back up and running, as we understood and continue to see the benefits that the game has on all of those involved. 

We would like to thank all those involved within our member clubs for their hard work and dedication in putting the measures and controls in place to allow the number of fixtures to be played to date and recognise that this hard work will enable us to get back up and running as soon as we are allowed to do so. 

Our main aim remains to ensure that the 2020/21 season is completed, and we will continue to liaise with the County Football Association to provide support and establish appropriate options to do so. 

We would ask all our members to follow the specific guidance for football and play their part in controlling the spread of the virus.  For now, the single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

Complying with the new measures will not only help limit the spread of coronavirus, reduce the impact on the NHS, protect our loved ones and save lives, but will also enable us to get back playing the game we all love as soon as possible.