Update on the 2020 Season.
Covid-19 pandemic/football operations 2020
Out of concern for the health of our community amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the start of the winter football and futsal season has been further postponed until at least Queens Birthday weekend (Saturday 30th May 2020). This difficult decision has been reached by NZ Football in agreement with the seven Federations, with the country still in Alert Level 4, the extended postponement gives the football community new guidance on when NZF aims to resume play, providing it’s safe to do so.
In further postponing the start of the season we are seeking to help manage expectations amongst clubs, players, coaches, referees as well as maintain an opportunity to commence football as quickly as possible once the government indicates it is safe to do so.
Measures being taken include:
- • Community football, including junior, youth, senior and social competitions – start postponed until at least 30 May
- • Community futsal including junior, youth, senior and social competitions – start postponed until at least 30 May
- • National Futsal Tournaments scheduled in June and July have been cancelled – including the Youth Futsal Championships. All other national tournaments remain under review
- • In person workshops and courses, including coaching and refereeing – all postponed until at least 30 May (in some cases, an online alternative will be made available so please check with your course provider)
All training should be suspended until 16th May 2020, or two weeks prior to the start of the season. Recommendations around safe practice will continue to be updated that align with Ministry of Health guidelines.
For more info please se the Covid 19 Updates page here.