Cumberland FA are delighted to confirm the details of the 2019-20 Sunday Cup Final, supported by Cumbrian Cottages.
Date: Sunday 6 September 2020
Venue: Mirehouse AFC
Kick Off: 11.00am
Given the current circumstances with regards to Covid-19 there have had to be a number of concessions made on the usual Cup Final experience in order that we can ensure social distancing, safety and most importantly the ability to play the game, in line with both government and FA guidance.
Each Club Secretary has received an email detailing the plans and necessary restrictions ahead of Sunday to support the safe running of the County Cup Final. We ask all players, officials and spectators (with tickets) to adhere to the requests.
This year we have an online programme. Download it HERE
Ben Snowdon, Cumberland FA CEO stated “It has always been our wish as a County FA to allow spectators into the final. However, this had to be done in a way that we can ensure that spectators always remain social distant whilst attending the final.”
Following numerous discussions with our Health and Safety consultant we have reached a compromise that allows a limited number of spectators to attend the Final.
Therefore, both clubs have been provided with 40 FREE tickets each (this does not include the players/officials as part of the 20-person match day squad). Clubs will be able to hand these out to those whom they wish to attend the Final.
The facility is a private facility and therefore entry will be by ticket only.
Cumberland FA are hoping to live stream the game as an alternative (we understand this is not the same as being at the Final, but safety is our priority). If you’re interested in supporting us with this please email Media@CumberlandFA.com before Friday 5pm.
For those spectators who have received a ticket, please click the below link for information ahead of Sunday. Please ensure you read and understand the requests.
As stated in previous guidance (which should be happening across grassroots football), the County Cup Final will be adhering to the below:
• There will be no Pre-match handshake. Instead players will be asked to hand-sanitise before kick-off;
• Team talk huddles should not take place. Team talks can take place, if social distancing is observed and held outdoors;
• Warm-ups/cool-downs should always observe social distancing;
• Coaches, other team staff and substitutes are allowed, but must also always observe social distancing on touchlines. Social-distancing must also be observed during interactions when a substitution is being made;
• Match preparation meetings by officials should be held by video call, telephone call or outside;
• Set plays – free kicks: referees and coaches should encourage players to get on with
the game and not unnecessarily prolong set play set-up, such as defensive walls;
• Set plays – corners should also be taken promptly to limit prolonged close marking
• Goal celebrations should be avoided;
• Interactions with referees and match assistants should only happen with players
observing social distancing;
One last quote from our CEO Ben Snowdon “Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we apologise for the additional guidance and for the fact that we are unable to provide the usual ‘Cup Final Match Day experience’, however we are just happy that we can play this game and hope to make the experience one that everyone can enjoy.”
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Follow the Sunday Cup Final on our Twitter feed @CumberlandFA – any further updates on the County Cup Final will be shared here too.
Cumberland FA would like to wish both teams, and the team of Match Officials the best of luck.
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The Sunday Cup Final is the first of the 2019-20 Finals to take place. The Under 16, Under 16 Girls will take place on Sunday 20 September with the Under 12, Under 12 Girls and Under 14 Girls on Sunday 27 September. More information to follow on these Cup competitions, supported by Cumbrian Cottages.