Subject to the further easing of restrictions by the ACT Government, Capital Football is working towards the commencement of competitions in two stages, starting from 20 June 2020.
In the first stage, Capital Football is working to recommence MiniRoos U5-U9 matches in the ACT once the ACT Government moves to Stage 2.2 of Canberra’s Recovery Plan, which is scheduled for midnight 19 June. In NSW, MiniRoos U5-U9 matches are planned to commence from 1 July in line with easing of restrictions by the NSW Government.
In the second stage, Capital Football is working towards the commencement of all other competitions from the weekend of Saturday 18 July 2020, in line with Stage 3 of Canberra’s Recovery Plan.
The return dates of competitions are subject to the easing of restrictions by the ACT Government.
The competitions scheduled to start on 18 July 2020 include the National Premier Leagues for women and girls (NPLW), National Premier Leagues for men (NPL1 and NPL2), National Premier Leagues for boys (NPLY), Senior Leagues, Junior Leagues and MiniRoos U10 and U11 age grades.
The 2020 NPLW, NPL1 and NPL2 seasons are scheduled to finish with grand finals taking place on the weekend of 26/27 September.
Capital Football CEO Phil Brown said he was looking forward to return of all competitions.
“After a difficult few months for all of our participants, it is exciting that we can return to the field soon,” Mr Brown said.
“We are setting these target return dates now to ensure our clubs have time to prepare in the lead-up to the season commencing.
“To ensure our return to football is safe, Capital Football will continue working with both the ACT and NSW Governments to understand any conditions to the easing of restrictions and support our clubs in meeting those conditions.
“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Capital Football Board, our staff, our Standing Advisory Committees, our Zone Council and our clubs for their tireless work to help get us to this position.
“I would also like to thank the football community for their patience and support and I look forward to seeing participants back on the field soon.”
Further detail on key competition dates that Capital Football is working towards can be found here.