THIS season’s KBB Suffolk FA Grassroots Festival has been postponed due to COVID-19.
The two-day festival was scheduled to take place at Whitton United FC, on the outskirts of Ipswich, on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th.
The festival was set to be the biggest yet, with more than 200 teams already registered to take part.
Suffolk FA Mini-Soccer & Youth Football Development Officer James Morley, who is co-organising the festival, said: “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and The FA statement finalising grassroots football for the 19-20 season, our end-of-season showpiece has been postponed.
“This season’s festival was shaping up to be the biggest festival we have ever run with more teams taking part than ever before, having already surpassed last year’s record of 175 entries.
“We will now look to reorganise the festival prior to the 2020-21 season getting underway once we know more information on our current situation.
“By moving into a new season this will mean that all age groups will move up, therefore the U9 festival would become the U10 festival and so on.
“Those teams who signed up for the May festival will have their place in the festival honoured, but we will be in touch in due course to confirm when a new date has been arranged and football can get back underway.”
“If you have any questions on the KBB Suffolk FA Grassroots Festival or any other query with regards to support during the current situation, please don’t hesitate to ask.
“We have our Clubs and Leagues Support Form available if you have any worries.
“In the meantime, please stay safe.”
Action from last year's end-of-season festival at King George V, home of Whitton United FC, is pictured above.
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