The FA have today announced how the upcoming lockdown period will affect 'non-elite' football in England.
West Bromwich Albion Women First-team, Development team and Regional Talent Club have all fallen under this bracket, and therefore all fixtures and training between Thursday, November 5 and Wednesday, December 2 have been suspended.
This will force the postponements of Albion Women's FA Women's National League Northern Premier games with Burnley and Fylde, as well as the Vitality Women's FA Cup second round tie scheduled for Sunday, November 29.
Below is an extract from the FA statement released earlier today.
Our aim is to ensure that the 2020-21 season is completed at these levels and will liaise with the relevant leagues in the NLS and WFP and the County Football Associations [CFAs] to provide support and establish appropriate options to do so if required.
Re-starting football at these levels has taken substantial determination and commitment from stakeholders across the game and we would like to thank everyone for their vital contributions. However, health and wellbeing remain the priority, so it is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 restrictions during this period.
We remain in dialogue with the DCMS, leagues, competitions and CFAs and will provide further clarification for ‘non-elite’ football in England following the debate in the House of Commons tomorrow.