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BFA pulls the plug on domestic season over health concerns

The domestic football season is over, The Royal Gazette can report.

Sources at a special virtual meeting held by the Bermuda Football Association tonight have confirmed that the decision was taken because of health concerns.

Football on island has been suspended since the first week of December when the island experienced a spike of Covid-19 cases.

There had been hope of a return to competitive action when the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport launched a four-stage Return to Play guideline document.

However, movement between the stages has been static with only one sport fully in compliance, prompting sports minister Ernest Peets to issue a “no test, no play” edict.

Then, last Monday, the Bermuda football team returned from a weeklong training camp in Florida in preparation for World Cup qualifying matches this month, and at least one member from the 28-member travelling party tested positive for Covid-19.

The cancellation of the season is not expected to affect youth programmes, while those competitions that have already reached their conclusions will be deemed official.

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Published March 15, 2021 at 9:41 pm (Updated March 15, 2021 at 9:52 pm)

BFA pulls the plug on domestic season over health concerns

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