The Coronavirus has had a serious impact on our 2019/20 season. We have explained the action we have taken and the impact below.
A Squad Matches
We cancelled the ‘A’ Squad matches which were arranged after FA guidelines stated that grass roots football should not continue. We appreciate that this was disappointing for everyone involved with these matches.
Sadly the Gothia Cup 2020 has been cancelled.
On 6th April 2020, before the cancellation, we wrote to parents to explain that the Gothia Cup had not been cancelled (the Swedish authorities having adopted a much less rigorous approach to social distancing than here in the UK) but that with everything going on we recognised that many parents may be unsure about players travelling. We therefore provided parents with a choice of moving their trip to 2021 with no need for re-selection at trials, withdrawing from the trip with a refund (minus those costs incurred which could not be retreived) or continuing with the trip.
On 21st April, the Gothia Cup was cancelled. A copy of the statement from the tournament organisers is here.
An email was immediately sent to all parents, a copy of which is here: Email to parents after Gothia cancelled
Parents who had requested to continue on the trip following our email on 6th April, where given a choice of moving their trip to 2021 or withdrawing.
Those who withdrew were send a form to provide their bank details in order for the money due to them to be paid.
We understand the cancellation of the tournament has been a frustrating time for everyone, including parents who may have booked their own trip to come and watch the team play in Gothenburg. We do appreciate the support of parents through this challenge and look forward to Gothia Cup 2021.