Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League clubs have voted to bin any attempts to start the 2020-2021 season, writes Tom Scott. There had been rumblings of frustration over continued Scottish Government restrictions preventing Amateur Football being played since last October, and the country being in lockdown until the middle of February (at least) has most certainly, prompted the latest bombshell.
SSMAFL President Andy Bryant said “After a meeting of our member clubs last night it was agreed that we would not continue with attempts to play any competitions this season.”
“The league are massively disappointed that these circumstances have prevailed, but given the state of the pandemic, it was agreed to focus on clubs being ready for the 2021-2022 season”
“When the situation arrives that matches can be played, the league encourages clubs to organise mini tournaments themselves or friendlies, in the hope that players are fully prepared, and fit when competition starts.”
“The league will also try to complete the outstanding Cups from 2019-2020 as was always hoped.”
“Thanks to all our members and our sponsors and fans – and we will be back.”