Bedfordshire FA suspend all fixtures due to coronavirus

Association following national football policy
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All football league games have been suspended until March 31 as a result of the spread of coronavirus.

In a statement from CEO Alan Young, he said: “The following Bedfordshire Football Leagues and the County Football Association have decided that ALL affiliated fixtures from March 13-22nd and ALL County Cup games up until March 31 have been suspended.

"The welfare of players, volunteers, referees and supporters is of paramount importance and the Bedfordshire FA will continue to coordinate with our stakeholder and make further announcements in due course.”

Beds FA has suspended all football league gamesBeds FA has suspended all football league games
Beds FA has suspended all football league games

The leagues affected are:

* Bedford County Football League

* Bedford & District Sunday League

* Leighton & District Sunday League

* North Home Counties Sunday League

* Chiltern Youth League

* Chiltern Junior Sevens

* Bedfordshire Youth Saturday League

* Bedfordshire FA Girls Football League

* Bedfordshire Mini Soccer League

A coach told Bedford Today: "It's safety first. You can't argue with that. It's good to know they are taking things seriously and it's in line with national football."

Elite football in Britain - which includes England's Premier League, EFL, FA Women's Super League and Women's Championship - has also been suspended until at least April 3.

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