On Tuesday 17th March the GMWFL published the statement below (which they received Monday 16th March 2020 18:33) from Simon Gerrard the Chief Executive Officer of the Lancashire FA
“Following the Government’s announcement today (16.03.20), for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in Lancashire is postponed for the foreseeable future. Throughout this period, we have taken Government and FA advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time. We are in regular communication with the FA/Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review.”
GMWFL further added … “The GMWFL which takes place at the Heywood Sports Village is affiliated to the Lancashire FA and we must follow guidance given by the FA to protect the health and well being of all participants taking part in the league.
It is with regret that for this reason the GMWFL will be postponed until advice is received from the Lancashire FA that it is safe to resume.“