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AFA County Cup Update - Youth Cups

Statement from the Amateur FA Youth Competitions Committee

After careful consideration, we have concluded that it will not be possible to complete our 2019/20 Youth County Cup competitions.

This decision has been taken because there is still no firm idea when youth football will be able to recommence and we expect the 2020/21 season to be a truncated one. We felt it more appropriate that clubs be allowed to concentrate on their league programme for next season rather than trying to fit in unplayed cup ties.

Also, for the 2020/21 season, it has been decided that based on the expected truncated season and to avoid overloading clubs the Amateur FA will not hold the youth cups in 2020/21. 

When coming to any decision we realise that it is impossible to that will please everybody and sympathise with the teams that will miss out on the chance of playing in semi-finals and finals. However, it should be realised that the decision was not taken lightly and was made in the best interests of everyone involved in football

It is the intention of the Amateur FA to resume some of the youth cup competitions for season 2021/22 and further information will be provided in the latter part of next season.