The Football Association of Ireland notes confirmation from Government that underage football, Grassroots and League of Ireland, can return to non-contact training from April 26th , the first step on a phased return for football at all levels of the game.

All amateur adult teams that this return for underage players is the first step towards a return to football for all grassroots players as Ireland eases out of lockdown.

The FAI will now take the following steps in light of the Government update:

- We will update the FAI’s Safer Return to Training protocols for our underage teams and players.

- We will host a COVID-19 webinar for all Grassroots Leagues and affiliates on April 12th.

- We will follow this with regional workshops for Club COVID-19 Compliance Officers during which we will present and discuss our latest protocols in detail.

- We will review where we stand with all affiliates in relation to all Leagues and Competitions and agree next steps as soon as is possible.

- We will consult with the SFAI on the hosting of the Kennedy Cup and the Gaynor Cup tournaments later this year.

- We will consult with all Men’s and Women’s Underage National League clubs on their return to training schedule and next steps.

31/12/2020 17:44