The GMWFL has issued the following email regarding resumption of league games in 2021
With the governments new tier system in force until AT LEAST 31st March 2021 there will be no full league programme that month, unless the restrictions are lifted. If not, hopefully we can start in April but even that is by no means certain. However, with vaccines available shortly the long term future outlook is now more positive.
The problem at the Heywood Sports Village is in the numbers attending each league session, normally with ten teams at each weekly session, with players, referees and spectators this can be up to one hundred people and in the present regulations this isn’t allowed.
It could be that for the Spring 2021 season, we run a local league, in the three age categories 60+, 65+ and 70+, for teams in the Greater Manchester tier, i.e. Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. This would need to be run on a team home and away basis in order to reduce the numbers at each fixture to an acceptable level.
However we will monitor the situation and obviously keep all clubs informed. Thank you for your support and in the absence of our normal presentations in December have a good Christmas and New Year.