Following the Government’s announcement on Monday, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, the Lincolnshire Women's League has now curtailed all football activity for the foreseeable future, meaning that for now our women's team activity is suspended.
The decision by the league is perfectly understandable in order to help the fight against the spread of Coronavirus. We spoke with manager Dale Houlston who commented: "It's no surprise really is it. It is the right thing to do as the protection of everyone's health and well being is the most important thing right now.
“We are as disappointed as everyone else involved in football, especially given that we are in touching distance now of promotion, but some things in life are just more important than football. We have also cancelled all of our training sessions for the time being too, because we need to observe the need for social distancing, and of course, our players travel from different parts of Lincolnshire".
Steph Powell of Lincolnshire County FA has written to all member clubs in which she has set out the need for the decision to suspend all football activity in keeping with government recommendations and advice. On this Dale added: "It's all very straight forward really and sensible. Steph has also informed us that there are obviously a whole range of issues that we will collectively need to work through over the coming months. As a club we will support them fully with whatever contribution they need from us when the time comes to ensure that the competition can resume, and then hopefully the small number of remaining games can be completed when it is safe to do so".