News & EVENTS

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Our next League Meeting will be our AGM, on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 7.30pm. Due to the coronavirus pandemic this meeting is likely to be virtual. Details of this meeting will be circulated to club secretaries.  

Closure of the 2019/20 Season

The BCGFL committee met virtually on 3rd April to decide how best to close the 2019/20 season after the FA had made the decision to put an end to grassroots football for this year. After attending a meeting with Berks & Bucks County FA earlier in that week, the leagues were presented with two options to end their seasons: either declare the season null and void, or determine divisional winners by an average points per game system.  The committee decided that, due to the variations in factors such as numbers of games left, number of games different teams had played, and the number of teams that in a normal season would still be in with a chance of winning their divisions, that the second option would create too many contentious decisions.

 

The League decided that the most sensible option, agreed by a majority vote, was that the season of 2019/20 be declared null and void (with the exception of the completed Autumn Cup competitions).  It is with great sadness and regret that we had to make this decision and understand there will have been a lot of disappointment, which many members of the committee deeply felt for their own teams, but with the bigger picture of the world we are currently living in, and the situation we faced, the committee accepted that this was the only sensible way of ending the season.

 

The League wishes all those involved in its teams well, from club official and coaches to the players and their parents, and hopes that everyone remains healthy through the coming months. We very much hope that football will return to normal in September but will take the guidance of when the season will start from the FA and Government. 

Referee of the Season

We are looking for nominations for our Referee and Young Referee of the Season Awards.  Details of the award and how to nominate can be found here.

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