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FAW statement 15:27 - May 16 with 837 viewsTenbySwan

Today (16th May)

Received today from FAW

"Please be advised that further to the previous FAW Board decision of 17th April 2020, the current suspension of all domestic football in Wales is extended automatically until 12th June, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement below, previously issued by our insurance providers Bluefin, is still in effect.

“Neither the Countycover Liability insurance package or Personal Accident insurance arranged through the Football Association of Wales will respond to claims if clubs continue to provide sessions which is against the advice of the Government and Governing Body.

"This includes clubs arranging matches, training sessions, friendlies, competitions and tournaments.

"Furthermore, as Personal Accident insurance does not provide cover in respect of Sickness, Disease or Illness, there is no cover for a person contracting COVID-19 whilst playing or training.

"There is an obligation for all officials to take all reasonable precautions to ensure the wellbeing of members and we thank you for your co-operation at this unprecedented time."

Above all, the most important priority for the FAW is the health and wellbeing of everyone. The FAW encourages everyone to follow the advice of the UK & Welsh Governments and Public Health Wales. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the pandemic."

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FAW statement on 20:02 - May 16 with 612 viewsBadlands

Are we in that group under FAW insurance?
If so we could be in a position where vague continues behind closed doors (unlikely TBH) but our insurance is void!

Poll: If the Cham'p doesn't resume, should WBA & Leeds replace Villa & Norwich in PL?

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FAW statement on 18:56 - May 19 with 339 viewsTenbySwan

19 May 2020FAW BOARD DECIDE TO CURTAIL NATIONAL LEAGUES SEASON

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The Football Association of Wales Board of Directors (the FAW Board) have today (19 May) ratified the recommendation of the National League Board and agreed to curtail the 2019/20 season for Tiers 1 to 4. The decision has been taken as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Welsh Government’s lockdown guidelines and measures.

The FAW Board took into consideration the health and safety of all those involved with these leagues. Furthermore, the FAW Board also considered the specific economic and financial impact of attempting to finish the season during the pandemic and therefore felt it was imperative not to risk the long-term financial stability of the leagues and their clubs.  

It was also recognised that the JD Cymru Premier could not be concluded prior to the deadline set by UEFA for European competition entry.  

Clubs in the JD Cymru Premier, JD Cymru North, JD Cymru South and the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League were consulted on how the season should be concluded. The views and information provided by the clubs were communicated to the FAW National League Board and the FAW Board of Directors.   

The FAW Board agreed that Tier 1 to 4 leagues would be curtailed and that an unweighted points per game method be applied to determine the final standings. As a consequence, the European Play-Offs in the JD Cymru Premier will not take place. 

As a result, the JD Cymru Premier and Orchard Welsh Premier Women's League European competition nominations were determined as follows:

UEFA Champions League – Connah’s Quay Nomads (1st Place) UEFA Europa League – The New Saints (2nd Place)  UEFA Europa League – Bala Town (3rd Place)  UEFA Women’s Champions League – Swansea City Ladies (1st Place)  

UEFA will be formally notified of these nominations prior to the 25 May deadline. 

Finally, the FAW Board decided that the prize money for the JD Cymru Premier, JD Cymru North, JD Cymru South and the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League would be distributed in accordance to the final league positions after the points per game method was applied.   

The FAW Board are yet to decide on promotion and relegation between leagues with a decision to be made in due course, taking into account full consideration of the FAW’s Pyramid Regulations.  

FAW National Cup Board Recommendation – JD Welsh Cup 

Due to the specific economic and financial justifications which would make continuing the JD Welsh Cup to its conclusion by the UEFA deadline for European competition nominations on 20 July unfeasible, the FAW National Cup Board recommended to the FAW Board that the competition be postponed. The recommendation was ratified by the FAW Board. 

The Cup Board felt it would be financially imprudent to conclude prior to the UEFA deadline, as doing so could place the long-term financial stability of the competition and the clubs at risk 

The Cup Board hope that the remainder of the competition can resume prior to the start of the next football season, whenever that may be and when it is safe and economically viable to do so, however, this is not possible before the UEFA deadline.   

In accordance with the UEFA guidelines, as the FAW is not able to determine a domestic cup winner on sporting merit, the highest ranked non-qualified club from the JD Cymru Premier will qualify for the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League at the stage initially reserved for the lowest ranking top domestic league representative. This representative has been determined as Barry Town United. Consequently, each representative of the JD Cymru Premier then enters the UEL at the stage initially reserved for the domestic league representative ranked immediately above.  

Recreational Football 

The Community Game Board has previously decided that once a solution had been confirmed for Tiers 1-4 on how to conclude the 2019/20 season that Recreational Football in the country would follow suit.  

As a result, all adult Recreational Football has been curtailed with league standings finalised via the points per game method. 

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